Live on stage at the Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift revealed the release of her 11th studio album “The Tortured Poets Department.”
While accepting the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for “Midnights,” the singer shared the news of her 11th studio album.
“Okay, this is my 13th Grammy, which is my lucky number. I don’t know if I’ve ever told you that. 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 in her acceptance speech.
“So I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I have been keeping from you for the last two years, which is that my brand-new album comes out April 19th. It’s called ‘The Tortured Poets Department.’ I’m going to go and post the cover right now backstage. Thank you, I love you! Thank you!” she added.
After the announcement, Swift’s Instagram shared a photo of the album’s artwork with the caption: “All’s fair in love and poetry… New album THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT. Out April 19 🤍.”
The new album comes after the immense success of “Midnights,” which achieved sales of 1.6 million copies within its initial week in the United States two years ago.
The album, which included the singles “Anti-Hero,” “Bejeweled,” and “Karma,” ultimately clinched the Album of the Year honor at the conclusion of the Grammys ceremony. This accomplishment marked Taylor Swift as the first individual to secure the award four times.
Before this latest win, Taylor Swift had previously earned the Album of the Year title in 2010 with “Fearless,” in 2016 with her pop crossover album “1989,” and in 2021 with the lockdown-era project “Folklore.”
The announcement of a new album has created excitement and anticipation among Taylor Swift’s fan base. This also implies that fresh content will be incorporated into the singer’s highly successful Eras tour, scheduled to tour Europe this summer.
The concerts, where Swift revisits each of her ten previous albums, already boast a runtime of more than three hours.