Taylor Swift and Her Fans Deal a Blow of Bad Luck Amidst Excitement for Her New Album

Published 04/01/2024, 7:53 PM CDT

Taylor Swift's fanbase is as loyal as they come. Whether it is the songstress' ability to connect with the masses or the grassroots marketing magic she rolled out herself, Swifties is a tight-knit community that would not stand for any negativity about their queen. But even with all that love and support for the country-pop sensation, they fell short when they were put up against another mammoth fan group.

The billionaire pop star took a hit at a major music award, where it all boiled down to the support of her die-hard fanbase, the Swifties. But, unfortunately, they could not quite measure up to the intensity of a K-pop fanbase.

Is Swifties’ love for Taylor Swift not enough?

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Once again, Taylor Swift swept the eleventh annual iHeartRadio Music Awards with nine nominations. But when it came to the Best Fan Army category, her Swifties did not come out on top. Instead, that honor went to the Army, the devoted fanbase of the popular K-pop sensation, BTS. Even though BTS is taking a break as all seven members fulfill their mandatory military service, their fans are still going strong as ever. 

Over in Swiftie land, all eyes are on Taylor Swift's highly-anticipated album, 'The Tortured Poets Department'. Since its announcement at the 2024 Grammys, fans have been knee-deep in theories and speculation, decoding every Easter egg and possible themes of the project. And just when the excitement seemed to be at its peak, a special announcement came out of the blue, ramping up the anticipation to a whole new level.

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Taylor Swift’s fans had a chance to win some special prize as the days of her upcoming album’s release came closer. 

What was the surprise waiting for Swifties?

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Taylor Swift’s fan page, The Eras Tour, announced its listening party some time back on X, formerly Twitter, which was scheduled to take place on March 30t. Along with the announcement, the fan page also put up a contest. It promised to give away special prizes to one lucky winner who successfully guessed both surprise songs and the album that would be played at the event. However, what the prize would be was kept under wraps. 

Nonetheless, it was later announced that the first prize would be a "TTPD Collector's Edition CD The Bolter". The page also revealed the songs, with the first being ‘Mirrorball’ from ‘Folklore’ and the second being ‘Tha Lakes’ from the same album. Given such hype for the upcoming release among fans, it is safe to say that Taylor Swift’s eleventh studio album is shaping up to be a massive sensation in the musical realm. 

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What do you think about Swifties’ support for the pop queen after they lost to the BTS Army? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Hriddhi Maitra

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Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

Edited By: Itti Mahajan

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