MANILA, Philippines – Are you okay, Filipino (specifically Quezon City) Swifties?
Quezon City landed on the list of the top cities in the world listening to American singer Taylor Swift on the streaming platform Spotify.
According to Spotify’s collected streaming data within the period of September 27 to October 24, Quezon City ranked fifth overall – placing behind London, New York, Sydney, and Melbourne.
Meanwhile, Chicago, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Mexico City, Singapore, Atlanta, Brisbane, and Dallas are below Quezon City’s ranking. Quezon City is the lone city from the Philippines that made it to the list.
“Last week, these 13 cities were the biggest Taylor Swift listeners in the world,” Spotify said.
The data report was released in anticipation of Taylor’s upcoming album Midnights, which is slated for an October 21 release.
The singer earlier described her upcoming 10th album as a “collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams.” The 13-track album includes a song featuring Lana Del Rey.
Midnights marks Taylor’s first new album since 2020, when the singer surprise-released folklore and evermore in July and December 2020, respectively. Since then, Taylor has been rerecording her older music after disclosing in November 2020 that she doesn’t legally own the masters of the records of her previous albums.
She released Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in April 2021, and Red (Taylor’s Version) in November 2021. Red (Taylor’s Version) featured 30 re-recorded tracks, including six “From The Vault” tracks, some of which included collaboration projects with Phoebe Bridgers and Ed Sheeran, and a 10-minute version of “All Too Well.”
Taylor Swift, 32, is among pop music’s biggest names. After her contract with Big Machine expired, she signed with Republic Records. Her hits include “Blank Space,” “Lover,” “august,” “Getaway Car,” and “The Way I Loved You.” – Rappler.com