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Taylor Swift Makes 3 Big Announcements on Yahoo! Livestream

2014 Teen Choice Awards Arrivals

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The news is out! During her highly-anticipated livestream on Aug. 18, Taylor Swift revealed three big surprises for her fans.

First, the singer played her studio audience her new single, “Shake It Off,” which discusses how she chooses to deal with all the rumors that are spread about her in the media.

Next, the 24-year-old announced that she’ll have a new album coming out later this year — on October 27, 2014 to be exact! The album will be her first that’s officially documented as “pop” music, and is titled 1989, in a tribute to the year she was born. Additionally, a deluxe album will be available with extra songs as well as three voice memos Taylor had recorded on her own phone.


Fans can pre-buy the album on immediately following the livestream.

Another surprise? The 1989 SwiftStakes — Taylor will be giving away 1,000 concert tickets and 500 meet and greet passes for her next tour (details on

Finally, the final reveal…the video premiere for “Shake It Off,” in which Taylor shows off her unique dance moves amongst professional dancers of all styles.


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