Taylor Swift Song Creates A First Day Streaming Record

Jay Jacobs
August 30, 2017

The video premiered at the 2017 MTV VMAs and has since smashed records for streaming music via Spotify and YouTube.

Swift also set a new benchmark with the song's lyric video, which attracted 19m views on its first day - more than double the previous record-holder, Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay.

"Look What You Made Me Do" quickly set three records.

In a moment of satirizing the media's portrayal of her, Swift insinuates that she actually did make Hiddleston wear that shirt - although he later said he wore it to prevent sunburn. "Look What You Made Me Do" was played more than 8 million times on Friday. Swift's video sits at more than 56 million views as of Tuesday (Aug. 29).

The ambitious Swift has her sights firmly set on Adele's USA record of 3.4 million albums sold in one week, set in November 2015 for "25".

Taylor Swift has been the subject of a number of controversies over the past year, including allegations by Kim Kardashian that Swift wasn't truthful regarding her view of Kanye's song "Famous" and the use of Swift's image and lyrics.

Secondly, Swift's song is a response to haters and past feuds, which people can't seem to get enough of.

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Director Joseph Kahn celebrated the achievement on Twitter, telling Swift's fans "you are all amazing".

The final numbers came in from youtube.

If you've always wanted to be one of Taylor Swift's minions, now is the time!

In early August, "Despacito" surpassed 3 billion views on YouTube and officially became the video sharing website's most viewed music video of all time.

Target and Taylor Swift have teamed up to publish two glossy print magazines curated by the mega-pop star in order to promote the November 10 release of her new album "Reputation", according to a blog post from the retailer.

The Internet is full of speculation regarding the hidden meanings portrayed in the video, but for now, it's simplest to just say that Taylor Swift has taken control of the negative press and is using it to her advantage.

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