Taylor Swift‘s new surprise album has been incredibly successful, despite having only been announced 15 hours before it came out. Reportedly, Swift’s new record, Folklore, sold more than 1.3 million copies in less than a day.
Republic Records, the record label that released it, celebrated the album’s success this week, The Chicago Tribune revealed. The album broke the global record for first-day streams on Spotify by a female artist.
It was streamed 80.6 million times, and it also broke Apple Music’s record for 35.47 million streams in less than 24 hours. This Thursday morning, Swift took to her social media to describe her latest effort, stating she had poured all of her thoughts, feelings, and experiences into it.
Swift went on to say she pondered on when was the correct time to release it, but the times we’re living in reminded her that nothing is for certain. Thus far, the record has been in the entertainment headlines for other reasons, including the idea that one of her lyrics may have hinted at the name of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s new baby.
Reportedly, a song off her record, “Betty,” has fans wondering if it’s the name of the couple’s third baby. An insider who spoke with People Magazine this month claimed the rumors were true. That is indeed the baby’s name.
People Magazine says Ryan and Blake have three kids together at the moment, including James, Inez, and Betty. The song features all three of the children’s names.
In case you missed it, Blake and Ryan have been very open and honest about their family ever since they started building it 5 years ago. However, in the case of their last child, Betty, they didn’t reveal their baby’s name to the public until later.
As a result, many of Swift’s curious and investigative fans began looking into the theory. Fans of the iconic pop star know Taylor Swift is notorious for including hidden messages about her personal life in her songs.
It’s part of what has made her so incredibly successful since her career first began.