The singer made the announcement in a series of
Instagram images, including a possible album cover featuring a
black and white illustration of Swift with newspaper-style
headlines overlapping part of her face.
The album will be released Nov. 10, and the first single will
debut on Thursday.
Swift, 27, ended a six-month absence from the spotlight to
deliver unflinching testimony against a radio DJ in a Denver
court earlier this month.
She was awarded the symbolic $1 in damages that she had sought
after a federal jury in Denver found the DJ had grabbed her
bottom while posing for a photo with her in 2013.
The singer, one of the most followed people on social media,
followed her court victory by deleting posts from Instagram,
Twitter and removing her avatar from her Facebook page, sending
fans into a frenzy speculating about whether Swift had been
hacked or was preparing to launch new music or reinvent herself.
"Reputation" will come three years after Swift's 2014
best-selling album "1989," which spawned hits such as "Shake It
Off" and "Bad Blood."
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Swift, who broke out at the age of 16 with her
debut album and has become one of pop music's best-selling solo
artists, carved a career writing songs that delve into her own
experiences of love, friendship and growing up in the public
Her lyrics are often scrutinized by eager fans for
references to former flames or friends such as her relationships
with singers such as John Mayer and Harry Styles and feud with
fellow pop star Katy Perry.
"Reputation" may focus on the singer's struggle with media scrutiny
of her private life, which she has spoken about in previous
Swift largely dropped out of public view earlier this year after a
highly publicized breakup from British DJ Calvin Harris, a
short-lived 2016 summer fling with British actor Tom Hiddleston and
feuds with Perry, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Chris Reese and Cynthia
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