Taylor Swift announces new album during acceptance speech at Grammys
By TOI Desk Report February 5, 2024 Update on : February 5, 2024
Taylor Swift announced her next studio album “The Tortured Poets Department” after she won ‘album of the year’ at the Grammy Awards for “Midnights,” breaking the record for most wins in the category with four.
The singer revealed the arrival of her 11th studio album live on stage during her acceptance speech at the 66th Grammy Awards for best pop vocal album on Sunday night, reports BBC.
Taylor Swift said her new studio album would drop on April 19.
Her announcement delighted her fans, who speculated that the new album may have an impact on the setlist for the Eras Tour. The travel resumes in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Swift also announced that she had been keeping the album a secret for two years.
In her speech, she also thanked her producer and friend Jack Antonoff.
She told the crowd that she would love to tell them this was the happiest moment of her life. “I feel this happy when I create music and play shows.”
Swift has already posted a black and white album cover on her Instagram immediately after her speech.
Signing herself the “Chairman of The Tortured Poets Department”, Taylor Swift wrote in the caption “All’s fair in love and poetry.”
Many Swifties expressed their shock on social media as they are known for their abilities to predict Swift’s next move.
The album will contain 16 tracks, with some editions containing a bonus song called The Manuscript, according to a listing on her official website.
However, her hugely successful Midnights sold 1.6 million copies in its first week in the US two years ago.
That record went on to win ‘album of the year’ at the end of the Grammys ceremony.
Swift won for Fearless in 2010, for her pop crossover album 1989 in 2016, and for the lockdown-era project Folklore in 2021.