Taylor Swift Releases 'Shake It Off' from New Pop Album '1989'
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
The suspense is over! Taylor Swift had three big reveals during Monday's Worldwide ABC/Yahoo Live Stream.
Opening the scene in New York City, Taylor took the audience from the top of the Empire State Building to inside a studio. From Brazil to Canada and Norway, people watched and participated from all over the world.
The singer-songwriter started out by sharing her new song "Shake It Off" and she danced with her audience to it. She worked with Max Martin and Shellback on this one. The same duo worked with her on "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
Second, Taylor is releasing her fifth album called 1989, the year in which she was born. While Swift has long straddled the border of country and pop, she noted that 1989 will be her first officially documented pop album. She's been working on this album for two years, and it will be in stores on October 27.
She also frustrated Jimmy Fallon by not telling him what would happen on this live stream but did confirm the time and that it was a live stream on Yahoo!. On the late-night show, she also dissed her ex-boyfriends.
This is the second time that Taylor used a live stream to promote an album. She released her first album on October 24, 2006. Her most recent album, Red, was released in 2012 and sold 1.2 million copies in its first week.
As if she wasn't busy enough, Taylor also appears on the big screen as Jeff Bridges' daughter in The Giver. To watch Taylor talk about acting, click on the video below.