Taylor Swift Announces New Album During 13th GRAMMY Win
Would it be a Taylor Swift GRAMMY award win if the singer didn’t have an new album-related announcement to make?
While her entire fanbase had been speculating for weeks leading up to the 2024 GRAMMY Awards that the singer would announce the release of Reputation (Taylor’s Version), the 34-year-old went ahead and announced a brand new album instead.
As the singer took the stage to accept the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights, which was conveniently her 13th GRAMMY win, Taylor Swift announced the title and release date of her eleventh studio album.
“I want to say thank you to the members of the Recording Academy for voting this way. But I know that the way that the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion of the fans,” Swift said during her GRAMMY acceptance speech. “So 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. I’m gonna go and post the cover right now backstage. Thank you. I love you. Thank you.”
Although little is known about the album so far, fans who order the record through Swift’s official store have already been informed that this version will include a bonus track, “The Manuscript.”
The Tortured Poets Department marks Swift’s first body of original work since the release of Midnights in October 2022. The record had then debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States, as well as in at least 14 countries including Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden.
The Tortured Poets Department is set to release on April 19 and is available now for pre-order.