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Taylor Swift shocks audience with announcement of new album at 2024 Grammys

Photo+via+Grammy.com
Photo via Grammy.com

Sunday night, at 9:30 PM, global superstar Taylor Swift won her first Grammy of the night: Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year. While this is her second time winning this award (she won it for her first pop album, 1989), it marks a big number for Taylor. This was her 13th Grammy award. For those who are not familiar, Swift’s “lucky number” is number 13.

Taylor chose this moment to announce something earth-shattering. A new album.

Many fans were expecting the announcement of one type or another,  but not many people expected a brand-new album announcement. 

“Okay, this is my 13th Grammy, which is my lucky number—I don’t know if I had ever told you that,” she joked onstage, accepting her award for Best Pop Vocal Album, for 2022’s Midnights. “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 on April 19. It’s called The Tortured Poets Department.”

She then ran off stage and posted the album cover and a hint at the theme of this next album.

A few days later, Swift released the upcoming track list, featuring a wide variety of song titles, including 2 well-known artists: Post Malone and Florence + The Machine. They will be featured on Swift’s upcoming 11th studio album.

Photo via Taylor Swift / Instagram

The Tortured Poets Department will feature 16 tracks:

01 “Fortnight” [ft. Post Malone]
02 “The Tortured Poets Department”
03 “My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys”
04 “Down Bad”
05 “So Long, London”
06 “But Daddy I Love Him”
07 “Fresh Out the Slammer”
08 “Florida!!!” [ft. Florence and the Machine]
09 “Guilty as Sin?”
10 “Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?”
11 ” I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)”
12 “LOML”
13 “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart”
14 “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived”
15 “The Alchemy”
16 “Clara Bow”
17 “The Manuscript (Bonus Track)”

For many Swifties, April 19th cannot come soon enough!

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Kasen Wooters, Staff Writer
Kasen Wooters is a sophomore at FHE, and a First-year Hawk Herald writer. Outside of school hours, Kasen enjoys working in the auditorium, running audio, lights, and microphones for the many events that come through Eastern. In his free time, Kasen likes to work with local politicians and provide opportunities to high school students across the area. Kasen loves to listen to music and loves collecting vinyl records.
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