It’s Taylor Swift vs Taylor Swift for #1 US Spot Following New Release

Published 10/27/2023, 3:33 PM EDT

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The world of music represents a forever-changing cacophony of records, both physically and literally. Transcending boundaries, the lyrics, and the voices of artists often end up competing against one another in a space marked by unlimited creativity. Vying for coveted awards, chart positions, and streaming milestones, singers have a short span of the limelight before being replaced by another of their peers. However, breaking free from this cycle of an endless tug of war is Taylor Swift. The singer’s talents know no bounds, as does her chokehold on the industry.

In a recent milestone, the pop diva showcased how strong her influence was while echoing to her competitors that she means business.

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Riding on new love, unprecedented success, and highs, it looks like the only person who can dethrone Taylor Swift is Swift herself. In her latest achievements, the $1.1 billion worth singer marked her 64th straight entry to the coveted first place in US iTunes. The number of entries made by her is the most for any artist on the platform ever. Moreover, winning her the coveted prize is her re-recorded version of ‘Bad Blood’ featuring Kendrick Lamar from the album ‘1989’.

The ‘Taylor’s Version’ of songs has come as the pop sensation’s answer to Scooter Barun’s acquisition of her original music. Furthermore, the re-recorded ‘Bad Blood’ song, as others on the album, features a characteristic deviation from the original. Featuring higher energy and loudness with slightly dimmed acoustics, the new songs also feature more instruments playing their tunes. Thus, unsurprisingly, the re-recorded versions have gone on to rightfully replace their misplaced originals and many other potential competitors.

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All of this success comes against the backdrop of the singer’s massively successful Eras Tour concert and its subsequent movie film.

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Taylor Swift cashed in big both literally and figuratively with her The Eras Tour concert and the concert movie. Swooning over towns like a royal, the ‘Wildest Dreams’ singer’s live concerts brought in an average of 54,000 fans on any given day. Starting March 2023 and still days to go before its conclusion in November this year, the tour will have averaged well over one million fans and over $4 billion in revenue.

To top it up, the concert movie saw a worldwide release. The result was overwhelming presale numbers and staggeringly filled-up theaters. Furthermore, with a gross of $130 million, the movie scripted history for the biggest opening haul for any concert movie. Thus, by all means, 2023 is totally the era of Taylor Swift.

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What are your thoughts on Taylor Swift breaking records and cashing in numbers? Let us know in the comments below.

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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