Lover

~ Release group by Taylor Swift

Wikipedia

Lover is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on August 23, 2019, through Republic Records, and is her first album release after her departure from Big Machine Records, which resulted in a highly publicized dispute. Swift recorded Lover with producers Jack Antonoff, Joel Little, Louis Bell, and Frank Dukes from November 2018 to February 2019 following her 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour, where she felt motivated by the fans, helping her recover her mental health after the controversies leading up to Reputation (2017). Swift conceived Lover as a "love letter to love", taking inspiration from her recalibrated personal life and newfound artistic freedom.

Compared to the dark, heavy, hip hop-influenced tones of Reputation, Lover's brighter sound draws mostly from electropop, pop rock, and synth-pop, with melodies characterized by atmospheric synthesizers, mid-tempo rhythms, and acoustic instruments. The songs incorporate eclectic styles ranging from country and folk to funk and bubblegum pop; they explore emotions such as infatuation, commitment, lust, and heartache; a few discuss contemporary American political issues like LGBT rights and feminism.

Swift, who had secluded herself from media attention after Reputation's release, embarked on an extensive promotional campaign for Lover through television shows, magazine covers, and press interviews. Lover's cover art and visual aesthetic feature bright pastel colors. Four singles were released—"Me!" featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco, "You Need to Calm Down", "Lover", and "The Man"—the first three of which charted in the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100. Swift also played City of Lover, a one-day concert in Paris, on September 9, 2019. Lover was Swift's sixth-consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200. It also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Mexico, the UK, and elsewhere, and sold 3.2 million copies in 2019, becoming the year's best-selling studio album.

Lover received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its emotional maturity and free-spirited sound, though some took issue with its disparate musical styles, calling it inconsistent. Many publications included the album in their lists ranking the best albums of 2019. At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2020, Lover was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album; the title track was nominated for Song of the Year and "You Need to Calm Down" was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance. The album won Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the American Music Awards of 2019, and its singles won four MTV Video Music Awards.

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Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Lover (44.1kHz/24bit)Taylor SwiftDigital Media18
Taylor Swift (Republic imprint, 2019–present)00602508009204
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
  • AU2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)7792868602577928680
Lover (deluxe album, version 1) (Target exclusive)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • CA2019-08-23
  • US2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)B0030608-22602577928192
Lover (deluxe album, version 2) (Target exclusive)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • CA2019-08-23
  • US2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)B0030609-02602577928208
Lover (deluxe album, version 3) (Target exclusive)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • CA2019-08-23
  • US2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)B0030610-02602577928215
Lover (deluxe album, version 4) (Target exclusive)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • CA2019-08-23
  • US2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)B0030611-02602577928222
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
  • CA2019-08-23
  • US2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)B0030612-02602577928680
Lover (China version)Taylor SwiftDigital Media20
  • CN2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.), Taylor Swift (Republic imprint, 2019–present)00602508149559
Lover (deluxe box set)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • XE2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602508005435602508005435
Lover (deluxe album, version 1)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • XE2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928192602577928192
Lover (deluxe album, version 2)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • XE2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928208602577928208
Lover (deluxe album, version 3)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • XE2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928215602577928215
Lover (deluxe album, version 4)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • XE2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928222602577928222
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
  • XE2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928680602577928680
LoverTaylor SwiftDigital Media18
  • IR2019-08-23
Taylor Swift (Republic imprint, 2019–present)
LoverTaylor SwiftCD20
  • JP2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)UICU-13114988031344712
LoverTaylor SwiftCD + DVD-Video20 + 9
  • JP2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)4988031344729
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
  • MX2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928680602577928680
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
  • KR2019-08-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)779 286-8, DW315528808678264593
LoverTaylor SwiftCassette18
  • GB2019-08-23
  • AU2019-11-01
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602508148439602508148439
LoverTaylor SwiftDigital Media18
  • XW2019-08-23
Taylor Swift (Republic imprint, 2019–present)00602508005275
LoverTaylor SwiftDigital Media18
  • XW2019-08-23
Taylor Swift (Republic imprint, 2019–present)00602508009211
LoverTaylor SwiftDigital Media18
  • XW2019-08-23
Taylor Swift (Republic imprint, 2019–present)00602508009228
LoverTaylor SwiftCassette18
  • US2019-08-30
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)602508148439
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
  • TW2019-09-05
Universal Music Taiwan7792868602577928680
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
  • AR2019-09-06
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)060257792868602577928680
Lover (deluxe album, version 1)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • BR2019-10-18
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)060257792819602577928192
Lover (deluxe album, version 2)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • BR2019-10-18
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)060257792820602577928208
Lover (deluxe album, version 3)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • BR2019-10-18
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)060257792821602577928215
Lover (deluxe album, version 4)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • BR2019-10-18
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)060257792822602577928222
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
  • BR2019-10-18
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)060257792868602577928680
LoverTaylor Swift2×12" Vinyl9 + 9
  • CA2019-11-15
  • MX2019-11-15
  • US2019-11-15
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)B0030972-01602508148453
LoverTaylor Swift2×12" Vinyl9 + 9
  • XE2019-11-15
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602508148453602508148453
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
  • CN2019-12-06
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928680, GE 1663C9787883331643
Lover (deluxe album, version 1)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • CN2019-12-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928192602577928192
Lover (deluxe album, version 2)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • CN2019-12-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928208602577928208
Lover (deluxe album, version 3)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • CN2019-12-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928215602577928215
Lover (deluxe album, version 4)Taylor SwiftCD20
  • CN2019-12-23
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)00602577928222602577928222
LoverTaylor Swift2×12" Vinyl9 + 9
  • CN2020-08-27
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)B0030972-019787883333340
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
  • BR2022-03-11
Republic Records (a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)060257792868602577928680
Bootleg
LoverTaylor SwiftCD18
Republic Records (bootlegs of the UMG division)00602577928680602577928680
LoverTaylor SwiftCassette18Republic Records (bootlegs of the UMG division)B0030609-02

Relationships

performed at:City of Lover Concert (2019-09-09)
associated singles/EPs:Lover
ME! by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco
The Archer
The Man
You Need to Calm Down
live performances:City of Lover Concert
supporting tours:Lover Fest (cancelled)
The Eras Tour
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/1594805 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Taylor-swift/Lover [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/taylor-swift/lover/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/taylor-swift-lover-927582/ [info]
https://www.offiziellecharts.de/album-details-386868 [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0003291165 [info]
Wikidata:Q64596218 [info]