Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Taylor Swift is Back at Number 1 with Her Re-recorded “Fearless” Rebuke to Scooter Braun


Taylor Swift is back at number 1 on the album charts.

She’s dropped the re-rec0rded version of her 2008 album, “Fearless,” which adds unreleased tracks as well. There are 26 tracks on the new album.

This is Taylor’s massive rebuke to former label Big Machine, owner Scott Borchetta, and Scooter Braun, who sold her master recordings for $300 million to an investment firm rather than to her.

The result is that Taylor and her fans are making the original recordings moot, and replacing them with ones she ones.

“Fearless” won’t be the last of these re-recordings. There are three other albums, including the big hit “1989,” which she will no doubt be issuing soon.

Taylor had two massive albums this past year with “Folklore” and “Evermore.” That was a lot of new material, not to mention all the re-records. And you know she’ll have an album of new material sometime in 2021 because she is a music machine right now. It’s an adrenaline rush. Taylor Swift is having her moment.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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