Taylor Swift Announces ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Album

Taylor Swift obtained her 13th Grammy win during the recent  awards show, prompting her to announce her 11th album, “The Tortured Poets Department.”

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has always been vocal about the number ‘13’ bringing luck in her life. It has proven once again that it does align the stars for her, as she won a 13th Grammy at the recent awards show held on February 4. This led the award-winning superstar to announce “TS11” or her 11th album, The Tortured Poets Department.

Many speculated that Reputation (Taylor’s Version) might be around the corner when Swift changed her social media display picture into a black and white version of her Midnights album cover. Instead, she surprised the world with a new upcoming masterpiece.

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Four-time Grammy winner on 13th win

People reported Swift snagged the Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for Midnights during the 2024 Grammy Awards. She bested the nominees Kelly Clarkson’s Chemistry, Miley Cyrus’ Endless Summer Vacation, Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts, and Ed Sheeran’s (Subtract).

She expressed gratitude once again to her fans, saying their passion reflected how the Recording Academy voted. Deadline added Swift expressing the pop vocal album award was her 13th gramophone, explaining that it is her lucky number. 

Taylor Swift wins Best Pop Vocal Album at the 66th Grammy Awards, where she announced her new album.

The singer previously expressed how the number only meant good things when it comes to her life. Aside from her birth date and turning 13 on Friday the 13th, her first album Taylor Swift went gold in 13 weeks. Her first number 1-charting song had a 13-second introduction. She is seated in either the 13th seat, 13th section or row M (13th letter) whenever she wins an award.

Taylor Swift explains the significance of the number 13 in her life.

Her album Midnights scored massive hits on Billboard’s Hot 100. Her songs “Anti-Hero,” reached the top spot and “Lavender Haze” and “Karma” each charted at No. 2.

Swift made history for being the first ever four-time Grammy winner for album of the year.

“The Tortured Poets Department” out in April

Swift announced her 11th studio album The Tortured Poets Department will be out on April 19. The singer released the announcement after her acceptance speech for winning a Grammy for best pop vocal album for Midnights.

“I’m gonna go and post the cover right now backstage,” Swift remarked on her acceptance speech. 

The album is speculated to be about Joe Alwyn, Taylor’s recent ex, who previously revealed he was part of a WhatsApp group chat named The Tortured Man Club.

The Chairman’s letter

The Tortured Poets Department will include 16 tracks with one revealed bonus song titled “The Manuscript.” The deluxe version of the album became sold out hours after Swift’s announcement.

The Tortured Poets Department sold out a few hours after Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 66th Grammy Awards.
The Tortured Poets Department sold out a few hours after Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 66th Grammy Awards. /Photo from Taylor Swift’s official shop website

Swift revealed a teaser of the album, with a short poetic letter that refers to her as “The Chairman.” The letter read “All’s fair in love and poetry… Sincerely, The Chairman of The Tortured Poets Department.”

The singer revealed the tracks recently, with songs titled “I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can),” “So Long, London,” “I Can Do It With A Broken Heart,” and more. Collaborations with Florence + The Machine and Post Malone are featured in the album too, with the songs “Florida!!!” and “Fortnight” respectively.

Taylor Swift reveals the 16 tracks along bonus track "The Manuscript" from "The Tortured Poets Department."
Taylor Swift reveals the 16 tracks along bonus track “The Manuscript” from “The Tortured Poets Department.” /Photo from @taylorswift via X (formerly Twitter)

The singer will continue her global leg of The Eras Tour, kicking off in Japan’s Tokyo Dome from February 7 to 10.

Banner photo from the Recording Academy’s Facebook page.

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