“1989” – the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed fifth studio album of global superstar and 7-time GRAMMY award winner, Taylor Swift – is available now on iTunes and major stores nationwide*.
The album is a touchstone – her songwriting and sonic evolution surprises us more than ever before. Heavily keyboard and beat driven, the pop sensibilities that have always been the hallmark of Taylor’s music now move front and centre on “1989”.
On the making of the album, the singer-songwriter said:
I spent two years making “1989”. 2 years gives you enough time to grow and change and let things inspire you. I was listening to a lot of late 80s pop music and how bold those songs were and how that time period was a time of limitless possibilities. In thinking about that, this album is a rebirth for me. This is my very first pop album. “1989” is the most sonically cohesive album I have ever made and my favourite album I have ever made.
1989 (Big Machine/ Virgin EMI) is executively produced by Taylor Swift and Max Martin, and sees Taylor work with collaborators Max Martin and Shellback, Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, Fun), Ryan Tedder (One Republic) and Imogen Heap.
The first single, “Shake It Off“, (written by Taylor Swift and Max Martin, and produced Max Martin and Shellback for MXM Productions), peaked at No. 1 in 64 countries on iTunes and remains atop the charts across the globe. The single has topped Billboard’s Hot 100 charts and has earned double Platinum-status by the RIAA for exceeding sales of two million downloads in US alone.
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Taylor Swift, is undoubtedly a global superstar. She is the first artiste since the Beatles (and the only female artiste in history) to log 6 or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with 3 consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious “The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time” (by women) list, TIME magazine has named her one of the “100 Most Influential People” in the world, and she is Billboard’s youngest-ever “Woman of the Year”.
And the only artiste to have been awarded this honour twice.
Taylor Swift has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and almost 80 million song downloads, and is one of the top 5 selling digital music artistes worldwide. Taylor’s forth studio album “RED”, released almost 2 years ago by Big Machine, peaked at no. 1 on iTunes in over 50 countries, and has sold more than 6 million copies to date, and more than 1.2 million copies in US, where it scored the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade.
Mind blown yet? Thought so.
*Availability of the album in stores might be delayed dependent on the transportations the company enlist.