SANTA MONICA/BEIJING (CelebrityAccess) – Taylor Swift has set a new record for an international artist in China with the release of her multi-platinum album Lover.
Released globally on August 23 by Universal Music Group and Republic Records in the U.S., Lover has already become China’s most consumed international full-length album of 2019, setting a new record by an international artist for first week full-length album consumption – more than doubling the previous record.
Swift’s two previous studio albums, 1989 and reputation were both certified for more than 1 million albums consumed in China.
A ten-time Grammy Award winner, Swift is one of the most commercially successful artists in history. She is the youngest person in history to win the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and is the first female solo artist to win this prestigious award twice. Additionally, Swift is a Brit and Emmy award winner, as well as Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice. She is also the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums sell over one million copies in their week of release (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED, 2014’s 1989 and 2017’s reputation).