Taylor Swift's highly anticipated fourth studio album will be released on October 22nd. Entitled Red, the album will be released by Big Machine Label Group & Mercury Records and contains 16 tracks. After writing her last album (Speak Now) entirely by herself, for this record Taylor collaborated with several artists, producers, and songwriters she had always wanted to work with.
"For the last two years, I've been working on an album called Red," Taylor says. "I called it Red because of the tumultuous, crazy adventures in love and loss that it chronicles. In my mind, when you experience love that's fast paced and out of control and mixes infatuation, jealousy, frustration, miscommunication, and all of those lovely emotions.in retrospect, it all looks red."
The first single from Red, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," (written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback) has already reached no. 1 on iTunes in 25 countries.
Described by The Times as 'a rare talent' and Rolling Stone Magazine as 'one of the few genuine rock stars we've got these days', Taylor Swift is one of the top 5 selling digital music artists worldwide. At only 22 years old, she already has career record sales in excess of 22 million albums and 50 million song downloads. Each of Swift's three studio albums has sold in excess of 5 million copies worldwide, and her most recent album, Speak Now, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for being the Fastest Selling Digital Album by a female artist and is one of only 17 albums in the entire history of music to sell more than 1 million copies in a single week.
Named by Time Magazine as one of the most 100 most influential people in the world, Taylor Swift has won over 110 awards including 6 Grammys. In 2010 she became the youngest artist in history to win a Grammy award for 'Album of The Year'. Two years later, Swift became the youngest Billboard Awards 'Woman of the Year' winner in history.
Earlier this year, Taylor wrapped her world tour in support of Speak Now having played 111 shows to more than 1.5 million fans in sold-out stadiums and arenas, (including London's prestigious O2), in 19 countries and 88 cities spanning four continents.
2012 also saw the release of hit films, 'Dr Seuss' The Lorax', (in which Taylor voiced the character of Audrey), and 'Hunger Games' (the soundtrack to which featured two of her songs), in addition to Elizabeth Arden's European launch of Swift's own perfume 'Wonderstruck'.
Taylor Swift is not just a multi instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. She is global superstar, a role model and the voice of a generation. Her forthcoming fourth studio album Red, released by Big Machine Label Group & Mercury Records on 22nd October is set to be her most successful UK release to date.