Taylor Swift Reveals Details of Livestream Event After Dropping Clues on Twitter and Instagram
Mystery solved! After dropping hints via Twitter and Instagram all last week, Taylor Swift finally revealed her big news on Monday, Aug. 11. The "Red" singer, 24, plans to host a special livestream via Yahoo on Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. ET, during which fans hope she'll share details on (or even a sampling of) new music.
Swift — who picked up Choice Female Country Artist at the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 10 — announced the livestream with a picture on Twitter, and a link to a countdown clock on her website. "Did you guess right?" she asked her 42.5 million followers, adding the hashtag "#TaylorSwiftYahoo7Days."
The tweet followed three clues posted throughout the first full week of August. The inaugural clue, shared on Aug. 4, was an Instagram video of her pushing an elevator button marked "18." The second, shared on Aug. 6, was a photo of a polaroid camera and a clock at 5:00. And the third, tweeted on Aug. 7, was a screenshot of the Yahoo! Logo.
According to Swift's website, the livestream will take place in New York City. Fans in the area can enter to win a chance to attend the event with the music superstar.
Swift previously hosted a livestream back in 2010, when she released her third studio album, Speak Now. During the hour-long event, she answered questions from fans and then sang three tracks from the new record.