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Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” breaks vinyl sales records

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It took just three days for Taylor Swift‘s Evermore to break the record for the biggest sales week for a vinyl album in the U.S.

Billboard reports the vinyl edition of Evermore sold over 40 million copies between Friday and Sunday, topping the previous record, held by the debut of Jack White‘s Lazaretto in 2014 and marking the biggest week since MRC Data — formerly known as SoundScan — began tracking music sales in 1991.

Evermore was initially released to streaming services and as a commercial digital album on December 11, 2020, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.  It was followed by the album’s CD, cassette and vinyl editions followed on December 18, 2020; February 12 and May 28, 2021, respectively.

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