Taylor Swift Just Crushed Jack White's Vinyl Sales Record with 'evermore'
She now holds the title of having the biggest first-week sales of a vinyl album — and she did it in just three days
Published May 31, 2021Taylor Swift has just dethroned Jack White and crushed his previously record for the largest sales week for a vinyl album.
Swift's evermore arrived on vinyl on May 28, and as Billboard reports, the LP version has already sold more than 40,000 copies as of May 30.
According to the initial numbers by MRC Data (f.k.a. SoundScan), that means Swift has just beat the record previously held by Jack White's Lazaretto, which sold 40,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release back in June 2014.
And it only took Swift three days to beat that record.
So with not even a full week of data collected yet, evermore now stands as having the biggest first-week vinyl sales of any album in the U.S. since sales data started being tracked in 1991.
It's also worth noting that evermore initially came out as a digital-only release when it first arrived on December 11, 2020. Since then, vinyl pre-orders have been live for the record, though the album only came to vinyl on May 28.
Previous to Jack White's record, Peal Jam held the title with their 1994 album Vitalogy, which sold through 34,000 vinyl copies in one week upon release.
At this point, we'll have to stay tuned for the final sales figures to come in before we know what Swift's new record will be.