Taylor Swift announces new album as she scoops VMA's top prize

Taylor Swift won the best video award among many others while accepting the awards she revealed that she was dropping a new album soon

announced a new album after winning VMA's
Taylor Swift announced a new album after winning VMA's
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Pop icon Taylor Swift has her fans going crazy and not just because she scooped one of  the most coveted top prize at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) but also because she just announced a new album on the way!

Like bro we are still absorbing Folklore which is one of her best works but hey we are not complaining. The more Taylor, the better.

The 32-year-old won several prizes at the event including the coveted best video, for her song 'For All Too Well (10-Minute Version)

While accepting the award, Taylor gushed over how honoured she was to win the prize, taking the opportunity to let her fans know her next album Midnights would be released on 21 October.

This October Swifties! I'm beyond excited.


Other winners of the just concluded awards include: Billie Eilish . Nicki Minaj and Harry Styles among others.

Swift made her announcement in the final moments of the show, which was hosted by Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow and LL Cool J.


Accepting the night's top prize, the singer said, "I'm so honoured to have been recognised alongside such amazing artists and directors.


"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."

She added, "I wouldn't be able to re-record my albums if it wasn't for you... you emboldened me to do that."

Swift is currently re-recording her first five albums in an effort to regain control of her music, following an ugly dispute with music mogul Scooter Braun.

A newly-extended version of 'All Too Well', the video for which won three VMAs in total, was taken from the re-recorded version of her 2012 album Red.

The video for All Too Well, which stars Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink and Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien, also won best direction and best longform video.

Swift told the audience, "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."

She later released further details of the album on her Twitter account describing the new album as a "collection of music written in the middle of the night, and a journey through terrors and sweet dreams".

Another big winner of the night was UK actor/musician Harry Styles who took home a major prize for album of the year.

The 28-year-old apologised to fans for his absence at the show despite being "just down the road" performing at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The host of the award ceremony, queen of rap Nicki Minaj was the recipient of this year's video vanguard award.

The vanguard recognizes artists who have consistently produced creative and influential music videos.

The US rapper performed a medley of her songs as she made her entrance at the ceremony, including Monster, Super Bass and her current number one hit song, 'Super Freaky Girl,' which samples the original Rick James classic.

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