Red – Studio album by Taylor Swift
October 22, 2012
2010-2012; Nashville (Blackbird Studios, Pain in the Art Studios); Los Angeles (Ballroom West, Conway Studios, Enormous Studios, The Village); North Hollywood (Marlay Studio); Topanga Canyon (The Garage); Santa Monica (Ruby Red Productions); Stockholm (MXM Studios)
Jeff Bhasker, Scott Borchetta (exec.), Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson
Taylor Swift chronology
Speak Now World Tour Live
Singles from Red
1.”We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Released: August 13, 2012
Released: October 1, 2012
3.”I Knew You Were Trouble”
Released: November 27, 2012
Red is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on October 22, 2012 through Big Machine Records, as the follow-up to her commercially successful 2010 album Speak Now. It was announced through Swift’s live webchat on August 13, 2012, in which she revealed the album title, album cover, as well as answered fan questions. Four promotional singles were released in the month leading up to the album release, three of which debuted inside the top ten of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The album features collaborations with new producers and guest artists such as Gary Lightbody and Ed Sheeran, and sees Swift experimenting with new musical genres.
The album’s lead single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was a worldwide commercial success, topping the iTunes charts all over the world and sold 623,000 copies in the first week, becoming Swift’s first ever Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper after vaulting from 72 to number one and stayed atop for three weeks. The second single, “Begin Again” was released in October 1. “I Knew You Were Trouble.” was released as the third official single (promoted, like “Begin Again,” from promotional single status) on November 11.
Red has also spawned three other promotional singles, all of them reached top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Red has been mostly acclaimed by music critics, who praised Swift’s versatility as a musician and enjoyed her experiments with new music genres. Red sold 1,208,000 copies in its first week in the U.S, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and scored the highest number one debut in the US for the 2010s decade so far. Red is also Swift’s first chart-topper in the U.K., and also topped the album charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. The album sold 1.89 million copies in its first three weeks, thus superseding One Direction’s Up All Night as the second biggest selling album of the year in the U.S.
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