Are you prepared for it? Followers suppose Taylor Swift stands out as the subsequent pop star to headline the Tremendous Bowl halftime present — postulating theories to again up their claims.
Hypothesis that the “Black House” singer, 32, would possibly lastly carry out at soccer’s greatest occasion first started when it was introduced Apple Music could be featured because the NFL live performance’s main sponsor — a task that has belonged to Pepsi since 2013, the identical yr that Swift launched her partnership with Coca-Cola.
Whereas Swift criticized the streaming platform in 2015 for the actual fact it wasn’t paying royalties to artists, Apple rapidly modified its coverage amid the backlash and signed a cope with the “Shake It Off’ artist because the unique streaming platform for her music till 2017.
Rumors continued to swirl that the songwriter could headline the present when the NFL and Apple introduced their partnership at 12 a.m. ET. Followers immediately speculated that the reveal was linked to the Pennsylvania native’s tenth studio album, which is titled Midnights.
“That’s 100% a Taylor Swift Superbowl halftime present trace,” one Twitter person wrote on Friday, September 23. “Posted at midnight. Within the Midnights font. SEE YOU IN FEBRUARY. #TaylorSwift #tsmidnights.”
Others swiftly flooded the feedback part in assist of the concept. “WE WANT TAYLOR SWIFT TO PERFORM, MAKE SURE THAT WILL HAPPEN” one particular person stated, whereas one other replied, “Now we have been begging for @taylorswift13 for years additionally this could get so many views.”
Midnights, which drops on October 21, will doubtless be adopted by a significant tour, Selection reviews. The “Gold Rush” singer was scheduled for a world tour in 2019 tied to her ninth album, Lover, however was compelled to cancel her plans as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Since 2020, Swift has launched two extra new our bodies of labor — Folklore and Evermore — and rereleased Fearless (Taylor’s Model) and Crimson (Taylor’s Model) so as to achieve again the rights to her songs after Huge Machine Data offered her masters to Scooter Braun in June 2019. That makes a complete of six albums value of fabric Swift has but to play dwell on tour.
Nonetheless, regardless of Selection reporting that a number of sources have claimed Swift will take the stage in February, TMZ reported earlier on Friday that the rumors aren’t true. Swift has but to clear up the reviews.
Late final month, the songwriter introduced her new report by shocking followers on the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. After taking residence a Moonperson for Video of the Yr, the “Ivy” singer determined to offer again to her followers in a giant approach.
“I had kind of made up my thoughts that for those who have been gonna be this beneficiant and provides us this, I believed it may be a enjoyable second to inform you that my model new album comes out October 21,” Swift advised the cheering crowd. “I’ll inform you extra at midnight.”
When the clock hit 12 a.m., the Grammy winner revealed the brand new venture. “Midnights, the tales of 13 sleepless nights scattered all through my life, shall be out October 21. Meet me at midnight,” she wrote by way of Instagram on the time.
In a second photograph, Swift added: “We dwell in concern, in turmoil and in tears. We stare at partitions and drink till they converse again. We twist in our self-made cages and pray that we aren’t — proper this minute — about to make some fateful life-altering mistake. This can be a assortment of music written in the midst of the night time, a journey by means of terrors and candy goals. The flooring we tempo and the demons we face. For all of us who’ve tossed and turned and determined to maintain the lanterns lit and search around — hoping that simply perhaps, when the clock strikes twelve … we’ll meet ourselves.”
Whereas the Crimson artist has but take the stage on the Tremendous Bowl’s predominant occasion, she did carry out for the AT&T DIRECTV pre–Tremendous Bowl present the night time earlier than the large sport in February 2016, marking her first huge music announcement since ending her 1989 world tour six months prior.