On Sunday, Taylor Swift won the top award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. She then concluded the night with a surprisingly huge announcement: the release of her upcoming album. Following her win for “All Too Well: The Short Film,” which won best long form video and director, Swift stated, “I thought it would be a fun opportunity to remind you that my new album comes out on October 21.” At midnight, I’ll tell you more.
Swift announced on social media that “Midnights,” the title of her upcoming 10th studio album, would feature “tales of 13 sleepless nights spread throughout my life.” After releasing “Folklore” and “Evermore,” she will release her next album. Five months separated the release of each project two years ago. The album of the year at the 2021 Grammy Awards was “Folklore.”
The pop artist disclosed it at the end of her award speech, during which she also congratulated Olivia Rodrigo and Doja Cat for winning the category.
“I know with every second of this moment that we wouldn’t be able to make this short film if it weren’t for you – the fans,” she said. “I wouldn’t be able to re-record my albums if it wasn’t for you. You emboldened me to do that.”
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Taylor mentioned earlier about creating her first short film and praised various people, including the project’s stars Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien. Swift added, “We have given this our all.
Rapper Jack Harlow made his presence on the entire event. He began the event by performing his hit song “First Class,” which was sampled by Fergie’s “Glamorous,” while moving down an aisle inside a faux aircraft. The rapper joined Fergie onstage as she sung her 2006 hit as she was donning a dazzling silver dress with the words “First Class” in red.
Nearly three months after the judgment in his defamation battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp made an unexpected appearance during the show. The 59-year-old actor, who was dressed in the iconic astronaut suit with his face digitally put into the helmet, gave the impression that he was floating from the ceiling.