Taylor Swift’s forthcoming single, ‘Everything Has Changed’ featuring Ed Sheeran, will be released in the UK by Big Machine Label Group & Virgin EMI on 15th July 2013. This news comes hot off the heels of Taylor’s show-stopping performances on Britain’s Got Talent and at The Capital FM Summertime Ball, and after her sweeping the top all-genre categories at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards and taking home eight awards (including ‘Top Female Artist of the Year’, ‘Top Billboard 200 Album’, and the ‘Artist of the Year’).
‘Everything Has Changed’ featuring Ed Sheeran, (written by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran and produced by Butch Walker), is the fourth single to be released from Taylor’s 5+ million-selling current album RED. It follows singles ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’, ‘Trouble’ and ‘22’, the combined sales of which are over 1.5 million in the UK alone.
Swift’s fourth studio album, RED, reached no.1 at iTunes in over 50 countries around the globe, and has since been certified Platinum in the UK, (for sales of over 300,000), having spent 30 consecutive weeks in the UK top 40 since its release. In the US, RED is certified 4 x Platinum, while worldwide it has sold in excess of 5.8 million. With RED Taylor Swift becomes the first artist since the Beatles, (and the only female artist in history), to log six or more weeks at no. 1 in the US charts with three consecutive studio albums.
The video for ‘Everything Has Changed’ was directed by Philip Andelman and shot in LA and San Antonio, and features an appearance from Ed Sheeran (link to video: http://po.st/EHCYoutube), within hours of the video going live it become the ‘most shared video’ online. Taylor’s first UK TV performance of ‘Everything Has Changed’ was on Saturday (8th June), on ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.
Taylor is currently on the road with the North American leg of The RED Tour, playing 66 shows (including 13 stadium stops) in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces spanning 6 months in 2013. A complete listing of tour dates, including on sale information, is available at www.taylorswift.com.
Described by The Times as a “rare talent” and Rolling Stone Magazine as “one of the few genuine rock stars we’ve got these days”, Taylor Swift is one of the top 5 selling digital music artists worldwide, and is the top-selling digital artist in country music history. At only 23 years old, she has already had career record sales in excess of 26 million albums and 75 million song downloads worldwide. Each of Swift’s four studio albums has sold in excess of 5 million copies worldwide, and her third album, SPEAK NOW, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the Fastest Selling Digital Album by a female artist, and her two most recent albums are two of only 18 albums in the entire history of music to sell more than 1 million copies in a single week.