A Week in Music: Taylor Swift, TWICE release hot new albums

Brady Cicero, Business Editor

Nov. 12 was a big day for music. KPOP group TWICE and American pop singer Taylor Swift both released their newest, anticipated albums, with all aforementioned artists breaking their respective records. 

TWICE’s new album “Formula of Love: O+T=<3” was their best selling album to date, and Taylor Swift with “Red (Taylor’s Version)” broke the record for most streamed album in a single day by a female artist. TWICE and Taylor Swift both are among the most listened two female artists in the world since their albums released. 

TWICE’s album featured many highly anticipated songs such as “SCIENTIST,” “MOONLIGHT,” and three unit songs, in which only a few members of the group participated in each. TWICE kicked off their album with “The Feels,” which was their first full-english single. It was released on Oct. 1, before the release of the full album.

Taylor Swift on the other hand released the “Taylor’s Version” of her old songs off  of the album “Red,” as well as nine vault songs. Among these vault tracks was “All Too Well (10 Minute Version),” which was one of the most anticipated songs off of the album. 

Even with album drops from both TWICE and Taylor Swift, they still have more to come. On Nov. 14, TWICE announced that they will be going on their fourth world tour, which will begin in South Korea and feature many American dates. Taylor Swift announced that her song “I Bet You Think About Me,” will have a music video that was released on November 15. 

In other music news, pop star Adele was featured in a two-hour special titled “Adele One Night Only,” which included an interview with Oprah Winfrey. It also involved a performance of many of her songs, some even from her upcoming album “30,” which will be released on Friday, Nov. 19.