Taylor Swift Announces New Album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department,’ After Winning 13th GRAMMY Award

Out April 19, ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is certain to knock the socks off of Swifties from coast to coast.

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Melanie Rooten

Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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Posted on February 4, 2024

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Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of CBS/GRAMMYs

Based on quite a bit of social media buzz, Swifties thought that the global sensation would announce the re-recording of Reputation tonight at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards, however, Taylor Swift shocked fans with an even more exciting announcement: a brand-new album, titled The Tortured Poets Department, arriving on April 19.

Announced New Album After Accepting 13th GRAMMY Award

After taking the stage to accept her 13th GRAMMY Award — Swift’s lucky number, often used as an Easter egg when it comes to her not-so out-of-the-blue announcements — for Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights, the pop princess announced that The Tortured Poets Department will be available on all music streaming platforms in mere months.

“[The way I can celebrate] is by telling you a secret that I’ve been keeping from you for the past two years, which is that my brand-new album comes out April 19th,” she shared with the star-studded crowd, featuring longtime friends Ed Sheeran, Jack Antonoff, Phoebe Bridgers, and more. “It’s called The Tortured Poets Department, and I’m going to go post the cover right now backstage.”

The Tortured Poets Department

The talented singer/songwriter stayed true to her word, taking to Instagram just seconds after to announce the news, sharing the cover art for the album with the caption, “All’s fair in love and poetry… New album, THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT. Out April 19 🤍”

The forthcoming new album will follow her latest award-winning project, Midnights.

Turned Heads On The Red Carpet

Taylor Swift arrived at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards as a six-time nominee this evening — Best Pop Solo Performance, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year for “Anti-Hero,” Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for Midnights, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Karma” featuring Ice Spice — stunting in a gorgeous white gown with black gloves and chunky necklaces.

Her accessories included a black jeweled choker and diamond necklaces — as well as a necklace that featured a clock set to midnight, the time that Swifties thought she would announce the re-recording of Reputation — but the best accessory of all was having her bestie by her side, fellow nominee Lana Del Rey.

Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of CBS/GRAMMYs
Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of CBS/GRAMMYs

2024 GRAMMYs

Swift was up for 6 nods. She took home the GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights. The worldwide superstar was also nominated for Album Of The Year (Midnights), Record Of The Year (“Anti-Hero”), Song Of The Year (“Anti-Hero”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Anti-Hero”), and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Karma” featuring Ice Spice).

Miley Cyrus, SZA, Billie Eilish, U2, Dua Lipa, Joni Mitchell, Olivia Rodrigo, Burna Boy, Travis Scott, Luke Combs, Tracy Chapman, Billy Joel, and more chart-topping superstars took to the stage, while individuals like Christina Aguilera, Samara Joy, Lenny Kravitz, Maluma, Lionel Richie, Mark Ronson, Meryl Streep, Taylor Tomlinson, Oprah Winfrey, and more served as presenters.

Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of CBS/GRAMMYs
Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy of CBS/GRAMMYs

Hosted by comedian and former host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards aired live on CBS Television Network from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, February 4 at 8 PM EST. The show will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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