Taylor Swift’s fans were expecting the singer to announce the re-release of her Reputation album at the Grammys today – instead, the music megastar sensationally revealed she’s dropping an entirely new one.
The 34-year-old pop star, accepting the award for ‘Best pop vocal album’ at music’s night of nights in LA, said her 11th studio album The Tortured Poet’s Department will be released April 19.
“I want to say thank you to the fans by … Telling you a secret that I’ve been keeping from you for the last two years, which is that my brand new album comes out April 19th,” Swift said.
“I’m gonna go and post the cover right now backstage. Thank you, I love you.”
Keeping her promise, the 13-time Grammy winner shared a photo of the album cover – a black-and-white portrait showing her lying in bed.
“All’s fair in love and poetry …” she wrote.
This is completely unexpected news from Swift at this point in time, after she released her last album Midnights just over a year ago, and has since been embarking on the global Eras Tour, which is set to kick off in Australia in two weeks.
She’s also been busy flying around the US to support her NFL star boyfriend Travis Kelce, as well as doing rerecordings of her previous albums, with 2017’s Reputation due next.
Given her somewhat frenzied fanbase, Swift has made a habit of using big platforms to make exciting career news.
At the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, she announced the impending release of Midnights, of which she’s just now scooping up awards for.
It could end up being a record-breaking night for Swift, who is up for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
If she wins the coveted Album gong, she’ll be the only artist in history to have won it four times.
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