Folklore (Taylor Swift album)

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ReleasedJuly 24, 2020 (2020-07-24)
Taylor Swift studio album chronology
Singles from Folklore
  1. "Cardigan"
    Released: July 27, 2020
  2. "Exile"
    Released: August 3, 2020
  3. "Betty"
    Released: August 17, 2020
  4. "The 1"
    Released: October 9, 2020

Folklore (styled in lowercase) is the eighth studio album by American recording artist Taylor Swift. It was released on July 24, 2020. Swift released the album as a surprise when her Loverfest stadium tour was canceled due to the 2019–20 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. She produced the album with her longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff, along with Aaron Dessner. It is Swift's first album with a Parental Advisory logo.[1] It was released to all music streaming platforms.[2]

Swift announced the album the day before its release.[1]

On August 3, 2020, Billboard revealed that both folklore and its lead single, "cardigan", entered at the top of both the Billboard 200 album chart and Hot 100 singles chart. This marked Swift's sixth US number-one song and her seventh US number-one album.[3] She became the first artist to have a song and album both debut at number one in the same week and is the only artist to have seven of her albums enter at number one. The songs "the 1" and "exile" featuring Bon Iver entered at numbers four and six of the Hot 100.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Leight, Elias (July 23, 2020). "Taylor Swift Finally Abandoned the Traditional Album Rollout". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  2. Haylock, Zoe (July 23, 2020). "Which of Taylor Swift's 8 Folklore Covers Are You?". Vulture. Archived from the original on July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  3. "Taylor Swift Achieves Seventh No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart & Biggest Week of 2020 With 'Folklore'". Billboard. 2020-08-02. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  4. "Taylor Swift Debuts at No. 1 on Hot 100 With 'Cardigan,' Is 1st Artist to Open Atop Hot 100 & Billboard 200 in Same Week". Billboard. 2020-08-03. Retrieved 2020-08-03.