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Taylor Swift’s success — by the numbers

(NewsNation) —  Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s release of “The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology” surprised fans with 15 unexpected tracks, bringing the artist’s full discography to 274 songs.

The latest 31-song anthology is rich with creative exploration of parts of Swift’s life that have played out in public.

“I’d written so much tortured poetry in the past 2 years and wanted to share it all with you, so here’s the second installment of TTPD: The Anthology,” Swift wrote on Instagram, ushering in the 2 a.m. release. “15 extra songs. And now the story isn’t mine anymore … it’s all yours.”

The album’s length is suspected by her fandom to be a juxtaposition of Swift’s self-proclaimed lucky number 13. “The Tortured Poet’s Department” adds a hefty contribution to Swift’s discography of hit tracks, many of which credit her as the sole songwriter.

Swift earned her spot as Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year in 2023, and prior to her latest album’s release, the artist had sold 113 million units globally. With five Platinum albums and one Diamond album under her belt, Swift’s “The Eras Tour” sold an estimated 4.35 million tickets from Nov. 17, 2022, to Nov. 15, 2023, Time magazine reported.

She and late singer Whitney Houston are tied with 11 Hot 100 hits. Both artists have amassed the fourth-most Hot 100 hits in chart history, according to Billboard. Swift has had 232 songs on the Hot 100 throughout her career, surpassing every other female artist. She comes in second only to Drake overall, Billboard noted.

She’s additionally replaced herself on the chart three times — the only woman to do so even once.

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