Taylor Swift stunned her fans as she announced a surprise new album during the Grammys 2024.
The singer, 34, was accepting her 13th Grammy for the Best Pop Vocal Album for her record Midnights, when she told the audience she had a surprise for them.
‘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 Poet’s Department. I’m going to go and post the cover right now backstage.’
Keeping true to her word she shared the racy cover, which saw her laying on a bed in black underwear and a sheer black top, and caused her Instagram page to temporarily go down.
Taylor Swift, 34, used her 13th Grammy Award win on Sunday to announce a surprise new album
Right after she left the stager the racy cover of the album, titled The Tortured Poet’s Department, was shared to her Instagram page
Swift started out her speech by sharing that it was 13th award – a number she considers lucky.
‘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.’
Minutes after she left the stage, the artwork for the new album was shared to her Instagram, with the caption: ‘All’s fair in love and poetry… New album THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT. Out April 19 [white heart emoji].’
She also posted a photo of a handwritten note that 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 / All’s fair in love and poetry…’
She signed off the text with: ‘Sincerely, The Chairman of the Tortured Poets Department.’
Taylor scooped the Best Pop Vocal Album prize ahead of Kelly Clarkson (Chemistry), Miley Cyrus (Endless Summer Vacation), Olivia Rodrigo (Guts), and Ed Sheeran (‘-‘).
Thrilled fans took online to express their joy following the surprise announcement.
The artwork saw her laying on a bed in black underwear and a sheer black top, and caused her Instagram page to temporarily go down
She also posted a photo of a mysterious handwritten note
‘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,’ she told fans
‘It’s called The Tortured Poet’s Department. I’m going to go and post the cover right now backstage,’ she added
‘A new album Taylor Swift? Are you f****g kidding me?’ one wrote.
‘Did I just hallucinate of did Taylor Swift just announce her brand new album and not reputation tv…?’
‘A. BRAND. NEW. ALBUM,’ someone else posted.
‘My brand new album Taylor you chose chaos I love you.’
There was also a meme of a shocked dog with the caption, ‘How Taylor Swift had everyone when she announced her new album.’
‘A new album on April 19th!?!?!?!? I’m screaming what is happening.’
‘We all were expecting Reputation Taylor’s Version and instead we got a whole new album!???’
‘Say what you want about Taylor Swift but her announcing a new album while on stage accepting a Grammy is pretty damn cool and some genius marketing.’
Thrilled fans took online to express their joy following the surprise announcement