Taylor Swift is definitely an icon in the music industry. She likes to make headlines with anything, and tonight she kept up the trend at the MTV VMAs.

Swift shocked fans Sunday night with the announcement of an all-new album set to come out on October 26th. The reveal came during her climactic speech at the MTV Video Music Awards for video of the year, in which she won for All Too Well.

“You guys, I’m just so proud of what we made, and I now that every second of this moment that we wouldn’t have been able to make this short film if it weren’t for you, the fans,” she said, accepting for “All Too Well (10-Minute Version). Because I wouldn’t be able to re-record my album [‘Red (Taylor’s Version),’ which included the winning song] if it weren’t for you. You emboldened me to do that. And I had sort of made up my mind that if you were going to be this generous and give us this, I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand-new album comes out October 21st. And I will tell you more at midnight.”

Swift kept this secret completely under wraps until now. Many of her followers had been expecting to see another edition in her “Taylor’s Version” series of re-recordings of her Big Machine catalog before the end of the year.

This is her first release of fresh material since “Folklore” and “Evermore” both came out as surprise releases five months apart in 2020.

What’s your take on Taylor Swift’s big announcement? Sound off in the comments!

Andre Porter

Andre is a news writer at Ringside News and Thirsty For News, covering professional wrestling since 1999. He is an avid fan of the WWE and has attended numerous television tapings and PPVs. With a background in multimedia, Andre also enjoys film, travel, comics, and rooting for Philadelphia sports teams.

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