Taylor Swift is the queen of causing the most buzz while releasing as few actual details as possible. While the old Taylor may be dead, this much about Swift continues to be true. With the "Blank Space" singer's sixth studio album titled Reputation due out on Nov. 10, the Taylor talk is in full swing -- and fans are eager to hear what she has in store with the next record.
Although there's plenty of details that Swifties are still awaiting, here's what we do know about Reputation and everything laying the foundation for this era of new Taylor.
The album will present a new-and-improved Taylor.
The old Taylor is dead, after all -- she said so herself. Before entering the final chorus of "Look What You Made Me Do," the album's lead single that was released on Aug. 24, Swift says, "I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now/ Why? Oh, 'cause she's dead."
This is purposefully vague. What pieces of the old Taylor is she killing off (besides her entire Twitter and Instagram histories)? Why? One thing we know for certain that this new Taylor will be is vengeful.
It will arrive in full on Nov. 10, with 15 tracks in total.
Remember how we said Swift is really good at creating mass speculation with little divulgence? Look no further for proof than the fact we know Swift's album will have 15 songs but so far, we only know the names of her released singles ("Look What You Made Me Do" and "...Ready For It?"). "...Ready For It?" is No. 1 on the track list with "Look What You Made Me Do" slotted at No. 6. The album will be released via Big Machine Records in full on Nov. 10.
The Target edition of Reputation has two special-edition Taylor Swift magazines.
If purchased at Target, two 72-page magazines will be available along with the album. According to Target's corporate website, "Whether you pre-order or buy one or both magazines at Target, you'll get an exclusive peek into Taylor's world like you've never experienced before -- 72 pages of her personal poetry and photos, artwork, hand-written lyrics, a behind-the-scenes glimpse at her 'Look What You Made Me Do' video and more."
Swift previewed the album in a secret session held in London on Friday, Oct. 13 -- including souvenir snakes.
A select group of fans were chosen to listen to Reputation in its entirety. According to one fan, "LITERALLY EVERYONE WAS SOBBING" during one song in particular. As if listening to one of the most anticipated albums of the year a month in advance wasn't enough, fans in attendance also got to meet Swift and walked away with a snake keychain (Swift has used snakes as her promotional campaign for Reputation).
The tracklist for Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album, “Reputation,” has apparently leaked. Several Twitter accounts posted a photo of the CD’s back cover, which reveals the full 15 tracks and at least some of the production credits. The album is set for release on Friday (Nov. 10). The leak was first reported by Stereogum.
The most interesting revelation is that one track, “End Game,” is indeed a collaboration with Ed Sheeran and rapper Future, as had been rumored in recent weeks. Along with the four songs from the album released thus far, other interesting titles include “I Did Something Bad,” “Don’t Blame Me,” “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” and two songs with ellipses, the single “… Ready for It” and a new song called “So It Goes…”
Along with Swift, producers credited on the CDs back cover include Max Martin, Shellback and Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff, all of whom contributed to her previous album, “1989.”
A rep for Swift did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for confirmation.
“Reputation” tracklist, according to a leaked photograph:
…Ready For It? End Game (featuring Ed Sheeran and Future) I Did Something Bad Dont Blame Me Delicate Look What You Made Me Do So It Goes… Gorgeous Getaway Car King of My Heart Dancing With Our Hands Tied Dress This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Call It What You Want New Year’s Day
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Taylor Swift’s Reputation is off to a red-hot start. The album sold around 700,000 copies in the U.S. on its first day of release, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music.
The set was released at 12 a.m. ET on Nov. 10, through Big Machine Records. Its first day sales figure could grow larger, after all of Nielsen’s retail reporters have submitted their sales for the day.
If the album keeps up that sizzling sales pace, it could sell over 1 million copies in the tracking week ending Nov. 16. Further, according to industry sources, it is on track to earn Swift her largest sales week yet. Its debut week could surpass the debut frame of her last album, 2014’s 1989, which bowed with 1.29 million copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.