Taylor Swift beats Lady Gaga's record for fastest-selling iTunes number one
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together storms to the top in less than an hour
American country-pop singer Taylor Swift lived up to her name when her new single, the gloriously-titled We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, shot to the top of the iTunes chart in record time.
The 22 year-old premiered the song during a live webchat with fans yesterday.
When it was released to iTunes shortly afterwards, it beat the record set by Lady Gaga's Born This Way by taking the top spot in a reported 50 minutes.
Taylor also announced details of her forthcoming fourth album, Red, which will be released on October 22.
Speaking about the album's title during yesterday's webchat, she said: "All the different emotions that are written about on this album are all pretty much about the kind of tumultuous, crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships that I’ve experienced in the last two years. All those emotions — spanning from intense love, intense frustration, jealousy, confusion, all of that — in my mind, all those emotions are red. You know, there’s nothing in between. There’s nothing beige about any of those feelings."
@SororityProblem summed up the feelings of many a young female on Twitter with the words: "There's a new Taylor Swift album in October and suddenly everything is okay."
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