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Lover trivia: 95 amazing facts about the new Taylor Swift album!

Lover is the seventh Taylor Swift album and it was released on August 23rd! It was preceded by the singles “ME!”, “You Need To Calm Down” and “Lover”!

It’s a departure from Reputation (2017) and we need to find out everything there is to know about this new album!

  1. Lover is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
  2. It was released on August 23, 2019
  3. The album is Swift’s first release under Republic Records and Taylor Swift Productions
  4. The lead single “Me!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco
  5. It was released on April 26, 2019
  6. The second single “You Need to Calm Down” was released on June 13, 2019
  7. The title track was released as the third single on August 16, 2019
  8. Aside from Urie, Lover also features a collaboration with the Dixie Chicks
  9. The album was produced by Swift, Jack Antonoff, Joel Little, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes and Sounwave
  10. Swift also serves as the executive producer
  11. Speculation of the album started on February 24, 2019
  12. Then Swift posted a photo of seven palm trees to her Instagram account
  13. Which she later confirmed was the day she finished the album
  14. On April 13, Swift released a countdown on her official website
  15. Counting down to midnight EDT (UTC-04:00) on April 26
  16. At midnight, Swift released the album’s lead single, “Me!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco
  17. Along with its accompanying music video
  18. Swift encouraged fans to find hints about the album title in the video
  19. And many fans pointed out that at one point in the video, the word “Lover” appeared at the top of a building in the background
  20. On June 13, 2019, Swift confirmed the album title in a livestream on Instagram
  21. And that the album would be released on August 23, 2019
  22. The numbers of the release date (eight, two, and three) add up to 13
  23. Swift’s favorite number
  24. Swift also announced that the album’s second single, “You Need to Calm Down”, would be released the next day on June 14
  25. Followed by its music video three days later
  26. She described the album as a romantic one
  27. Stating that it was “not just simply thematically, like it’s all love songs or something. The idea of something being romantic, it doesn’t have to be a happy song. You can find romance in loneliness or sadness or going through things in your life… it just looks at those things through a romantic gaze”
  28. In a Vogue interview published in September 2019, Swift described the album as a “love letter to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting, enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory”
  29. The album was recorded in under three months
  30. Finishing on February 24, 2019
  31. Recording studios used for production of the album included Electric Lady Studios in New York City
  32. The album cover photo was shot by 24-year-old Valheria Rocha, a Colombian artist
  33. The album was released on August 23, 2019 by Republic Records and Taylor Swift Productions
  34. The standard edition was released on CD and for digital download and streaming
  35. And later in the month on cassette tape
  36. It is the first time Swift released an album the initial release day for streaming
  37. And the first time she sold an album directly on her website for digital download
  38. The deluxe edition comes in four versions
  39. Each containing a CD, two bonus audio memos and a blank journal, with different bonus content of Swift’s old diary entries, photos, and a poster
  40. The deluxe editions are distributed exclusively by Target in the US
  41. And on Swift’s official website globally
  42. A few weeks before the expected release of the album, Swift invited select group of fans to private listening parties called Secret Sessions
  43. A tradition beginning with the album 1989 in 2014
  44. Secret Sessions were held in London, Nashville, and Los Angeles
  45. Swift teamed up with iHeartRadio to release audio recordings of the Secret Sessions
  46. Swift partnered with Amazon in the lead-up to the release
  47. With Amazon featuring Lover designs on some of their cardboard delivery boxes
  48. On August 20, Swift released an exclusive playlist on Spotify
  49. Which incrementally revealed lyrics from the album
  50. The next day, Swift unveiled a line of clothing and accessories designed in collaboration with designer Stella McCartney
  51. On August 16, 2019, Swift announced the track listing of the album on her social media
  52. The song “Me!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco serves as the album’s lead single
  53. It was released along with its accompanying music video on April 26, 2019
  54. The lyric video was released on May 1
  55. The song broke several records
  56. Including the biggest single-week jump on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in its history
  57. It peaked at number two in the United States and in Canada
  58. While it debuted and peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart
  59. The second single, “You Need to Calm Down”, was announced during Swift’s album release livestream on Instagram on June 13, 2019
  60. And was released on June 14
  61. Along with the lyric video
  62. The accompanying music video, which was released on June 17
  63. It had special appearances from a variety of guests
  64. Most of whom are part of the LGBTQ+ community
  65. Including Ellen DeGeneres and RuPaul
  66. It debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100
  67. At the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, Swift announced that the title track will be released as the third single on August 16, 2019
  68. On August 15, 2019, Swift announced on her social media that the music video for the song will premiere during a live Q&A session on YouTube
  69. A day before the album release, on August 22, 2019
  70. “The Archer” was released as the album’s first promotional single on July 23, 2019
  71. Swift explained it would not be a single
  72. And it was meant to showcase a side of the album unseen by fans with the two singles
  73. Therefore, the song would not receive an accompanying music video
  74. A lyric video was released on YouTube on the day the track was released
  75. It debuted at number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart dated August 3, 2019
  76. Swift promoted the album and its singles on several live performances
  77. On May 1, 2019, Swift made the first live performance of the lead single “Me!” at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with Brendon Urie at Las Vegas, Nevada
  78. Swift and Urie performed the song again at the season finale of the sixteenth season of The Voice on May 21
  79. Swift performed “Me!” solo at the finale of the fourteenth season of Germany’s Next Top Model on May 22
  80. On May 24, she appeared on The Graham Norton Show as a musical guest, performing “Me!”
  81. On May 25, Swift performed “Me!” at the quarter-finals of the eighth season of The Voice: la plus belle voix, the French edition of The Voice
  82. On July 10, Swift headlined the Amazon Prime Day Concert 2019 in New York City
  83. Performing “Me!” and for the first time “You Need to Calm Down”
  84. As well as a selection of songs from her previous albums
  85. On August 22, the day before the album’s release, Swift performed a concert at Central Park in New York City on Good Morning America
  86. Swift then performed “The Archer” on a YouTube livestream later that day
  87. Swift is scheduled to perform at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on August 26
  88. There she is nominated for twelve awards
  89. Lover received generally positive reviews from music critics
  90. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 78 based on 4 reviews
  91. Indicating “generally favorable reviews”
  92. As of July 2019, Lover is the most pre-saved album by a female artist in its first day on Apple Music
  93. Totaling more than 178,600 pre-adds worldwide on the platform
  94. Lover also holds the record for most pre-added pop album in its first day worldwide, also on Apple Music
  95. On August 20, Variety, quoting Republic Records founder and chairman Monte Lipman, reported album pre-sales worldwide were nearly one million

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