Taylor Swift shocked the audience with the announcement of her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department, at the Grammy Awards
Amidst her Grammy-winning speech, Taylor Swift dropped a bombshell: April 19 will mark the release of her upcoming album, The Tortured Poets Department. While winning her thirteenth Grammy for best pop vocal album for Midnights, the 34-year-old singer announced the release of her new album.
In an effort to express her gratitude to her followers, the singer revealed a secret she had kept hidden for the past two years just before revealing The Tortured Poets Department. Shortly after leaving the stage, Swift shared the cover with X along with a snapshot of the lyrics, which read: "And so I enter into evidence / My tarnished coat of arms / My muses, acquired like bruises / My talismans and charms / The tick, / tick, / tick, / of love bombs, / my veins of pitch black ink." "The Chairman of the Tortured Poets Department" hissed her signature over the photo.
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The Tortured Poets Department is Swift's eleventh studio album, and its announcement is similar to that of Midnights, which she made while accepting the top prize at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
Many were wondering if Swift would continue her plan to re-release her albums in an effort to reclaim the masters by announcing a re-recording of Reputation during her acceptance speech at the ceremony. Her trend of releasing new music, re-recording it twice, and then releasing it again is as Deadline pointed out.
In all, Swift has received 52 Grammy nominations; this year, she is up for six, including album of the year. With a win, she would join the ranks of Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon as the first artists to win album of the year four times.
With seven nominations for the category this year, including for the track Anti-Hero, she also holds the record for the most-nominated artist without a win in song of the year. She came in second place in her category, behind Billie Eilish's What Was I Made For?
Swift has shattered records and dominated music charts due to her meteoric rise to fame. She made history in October 2022 when her single Every Breath You Take debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100. She has 40 AMMs under her belt, second only to Michael Jackson's 26; her album Midnights also has the record for most Spotify streams in a single day.
When it comes to female musicians, she has earned more than any other in the last decade. Experts expect her worldwide Eras tour to generate over $2 billion this year, surpassing Elton John's previous highest-grossing tour by twice the amount.