The album “Lover” by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift broke a new record for an international artist in China on Friday, as it surpassed the million total transmissions, downloads and sales combined within a week of its release.
The combined total makes it the most consumed long-running international album in China in such a short time.
“Lover” was released on August 23 and is expected to reach 825,000-850,000 equivalent album sales in its first week in the United States, according to Billboard magazine.
Registration includes songs “ME!” With Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco, and “You Need to Calm Down”, which has a music video starring a lot of celebrities and LGBTQ stars like Katy Perry, Laverne Cox, Ellen Degeneres and Adam Rippon.
The music video for the main song “Lover” was released last week and is set in a series of dollhouse-type vignettes, which moves from one room to another while Swift plays instruments that include drums, a violin and a guitar.
Swift’s previous albums, “1989” and “Reputation,” exceeded one million consumptions in China, but for a longer period of time.