Queen of Vinyl – $1.1 Billion Worth Taylor Swift Holds Another Dominating Music Record Likening Herself To Metallica

Published 12/24/2023, 10:09 AM EST

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In a year that unfolded herself, Taylor Swift took leaps of flight that only kept getting higher. Marking a grand crossroad between music and entertainment, the singer left no record unclaimed as she ascended to glory with her The Eras Tour. Regardless of the sheer hype and superstardom surrounding her, at her core, the 34-year-old is still a singer who takes to records and albums. However, her upward charting only forebodes good news for her labels as they kept rummaging one top spot after another in the Billboard charts, the latest of which put the singer at a place where no one else had set foot before.

Taking on some of the biggest names in music, the pop sensation now has one more feather in her glittering cap of accomplishments.

Taylor Swift leaves behind the likes of Metallica as she ushers in vinyl

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In the age of streaming, physical media and vinyl albums have become more of a novelty and prized than ever before. Days after she held back her beau, Travis Kelce, and his brother, Jonathan Kelce, from charting a No. 1 in the arena, she has come across as a front-runner. The latest update on Billboard’s Vinyl Albums chart pegs Taylor Swift taking the lead with eight spaces to her name. Incidentally, the ‘Wildest Dreams’ singer remains the only one after Metallica to have achieved the honor of filling five spots simultaneously.

Taylor Swift, by the end of the last month, had sold more than five and a half million vinyl copies of her albums, accounting for a whopping more than 4.2% of the entire vinyl sales alone. Meanwhile, of the ten best-selling vinyl albums, five belonged to the singer and of them, four even ranked in the top five.

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The show did not just stop there for the globally reverberating singer as she commanded a massive leap in 2023.

A $1.1 billion and counting fortune lays credence to the singer’s legacy with The Eras Tour

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As of December 2023, Taylor Swift held several Billboard records to her name. Standing tall with 232 career charted titles, the singer remains as the only solo female artist to ever do so. Moreover, with 26.1 billion streams worldwide this year alone, Swift boasts 49 top 10s and 138 top 40 hits to her name. Finally, the sheer reception and royal swooning of her during The Eras Tour already make her one of the biggest pop icons of all time.

Estimated to generate a staggering over $4 billion in revenue by the end, the Eras Tour concerts will further heighten the singer’s fortune. In 2023, from the first few legs as well as The Eras Tour concert movie, the star has already amassed over $1.1 billion. Regardless, she remains ever so relentless and fearless in ascending to even greater heights.

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What are your reactions to Taylor Swift landing herself as the Queen of vinyl? 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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