The pop megastar took home several awards on the night, including the coveted best video and best longform video, for All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).
Taking to the stage for the second time in the evening, the Shake It Off hit-maker said: “I’m so honoured to have been recognised alongside such amazing artists and directors.
— MTV (@MTV) August 29, 2022
“For the first time in VMA history, four of the directors in the video of the year category are women.
“You guys, I’m just so proud of what we made and with every second of this moment and we wouldn’t have been able to make this short film if it wasn’t for the fans.
“I wouldn’t be able to re record my albums if it wasn’t for you… you emboldened me to do that.
She continued: “Because you’ve been so generous I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand new album comes out on October 21.”
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 29, 2022
Swift promised screaming fans that more information would be released at midnight.
On the stroke of twelve, Swift’s official website crashed. On social media, she shared the title and cover of the 13-track album, describing it as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life”.
“This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams,” she wrote. “The floors we pace and the demons we face. For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching – hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes 12 … we’ll meet ourselves.”
This release will mark the songstress’ 10th studio album, and her first collection of new songs in almost two years.