Ready for It? Taylor Swift
Song Title: Ready for It?
Artist: Taylor Swift
Date of release: 24th of October 2017
Description: ” Ready for It? ” is by Taylor Swift ( Taylor Alison Swift ), the American singer-songwriter. After moving to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 14, Taylor began her career as a country music recording artist.
Her debut Album, released in 2006, just titled Taylor Swift, reached number five on the Billboard 200 Chart, it went on to spend the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s. The third single from the Album, ” Our Song “, made Taylor the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a Hot Country Songs Chart Number One.
As of July 2015, her debut Album has sales of 5.52 Million in the United States. During her career to date, Taylor has won 10 Grammy Awards, five Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 21 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She has also won awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 2015 Rolling Stone included her in the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time list. Taylor is one of all time best-selling music artists, with sales exceeding 40 Million Albums, which includes 27.8 Million in the United States alone. Her singles have been downloaded 130 Million times.
The song was written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback and Ali Payami. Max has written or co-written over 20 Billboard Hot 100 Chart Number Ones with a majority of the songs being produced or co-produced by Max. He won the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award in 2016, the sixth consecutive year he has won the award. It made it his ninth overall.
Shellback ( Karl Johan Schuster ) is a Swedish songwriter, record producer and musician. Shellback was born and raised in Karlshamn, Sweden. The town’s name, translated to Karl’s Port in English, was named in honour of the Swedish king in 1666.
Shellback began his career in music as a drummer playing in local indie rock bands around the town. The 4x Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter regularly team up with Max Martin to write and produce. They have worked with a range of artists like P!nk, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Avril Lavigne.
Ali Payami is an Iranian-Swedish music composer, producer, writer and singer. He has worked in the production with many of today’s well-known artists like The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, Adam Lambert and Tove Lo.
The first single that Ali worked on as a co-writer and producer was ” Can’t Feel My Face ” by The Weeknd, released on the 5th of June 2015, it reached to top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and the Canadian Hot 100 Chart. He has worked with a variety of artists including Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke and Adam Lambert.
” Ready for It? ” was released on the 24th of October 2017 by record label Big Machine Records ( independent American record label specialising in country and pop ) and is taken as the second single from Taylor’s sixth studio Album, Reputation.
The Album, scheduled for release on the 10th of November 2017, will be standard edition, no deluxe version is expected. To accompany the release there will be two editions of a magazine, also called Reputation. The publications will be available exclusively at Target, America’s second-largest discount store retailer with 1,806 outlets.
The composition of ” Ready for It? ” fuses pop, electronic, electropop, industrial pop, tropical house, dubstep and trap music. Lyrically it involves Taylor’s fantasies about an individual who she describes as a ” killer “. The feel of the song has drawn comparisons to Rihanna and the Album Yeezus, released in 2013 by Kanye West.
The accompanying music video was directed by Joseph Kahn ( Ahn Jun-hee ), the Korean American film and music video director.
Joseph was born on the 12th of October 1972 in Busan, the second-most-populous city after Seoul, South Korea. Joseph began shooting music videos for local bands while in his teens. He has worked with an array of artists like U2, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent and Britney Spears.
The video was filmed at the Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center in Hawthorne, California. The site, opened in 1977, included a Mall which closed in the late 90s and is today earmarked for re-development. The video, which premiered on the 26th of October 2017 has been viewed over 60 million times, as of November.
” Ready for It? ” has been a commercial success for Taylor. In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number four, making it her 22nd Top 10 placement on the chart.
To date, the single has spent eight weeks on the chart there. It also reached number nineteen on the Billboard Adult Top 40 and number eighteen on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 14th of September 2017 and reached a peak of number seven. It spent two weeks in the Top ten and at the time of writing has spent nine weeks on the UK chart.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 4
UK Highest Chart Position: 7
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 3, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 26, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 11, Croatia (HRT) 94, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 26, France (SNEP) 19, Germany (Official German Charts) 47, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 3, Hungary (Single Top 40) 4, Ireland (IRMA) 12, Italy (FIMI) 65, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 61, Malaysia (RIM) 6, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 76, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 9, Norway (VG-lista) 32, Portugal (AFP) 30, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 3, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 25, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 70, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 32, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 41
Official Website: Taylorswift.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/TaylorSwift
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/TaylorSwift