Tay­lor Swift sets records for Spo­tify streams, YouTube views

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NEW YORK: Spo­tify says Tay­lor Swift has set a new global first day stream­ing record. The mu­sic de­liv­ery site said Satur­day it had logged more than 8 mil­lion same-day streams for her new sin­gle, “Look What You Made Me Do.” The 27-year-old singer dropped the much-an­tic­i­pated song late Thurs­day to stream­ing plat­forms and iTunes. She wrote and pro­duced it with fre­quent col­lab­o­ra­tor Jack Antonoff, who per­forms in the bands Bleach­ers and fun. It's the first sin­gle from her sixth al­bum, “rep­u­ta­tion,” set to be re­leased Novem­ber 10. YouTube said Satur­day the song's lyric video broke a record for that site, with more than 19 mil­lion same day views. The “Shake it off” singer dropped the up­beat song “Look What You Made Me Do” — which uses an in­ter­po­la­tion from Right Said Fred's 1991 hit “I'm Too Sexy”. The song, fea­tur­ing el­e­ments of pop, dance and house, in­cludes sharp lyrics like: “Honey, I rose up from the dead I do it all the time/I got a list of names and yours is in red, un­der­lined I check it once/Then I check it twice.” The track ends with a voice mes­sage of Swift say­ing, “I'm sorry, but the old Tay­lor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, 'cause she's dead.” Some felt the song was a diss to­ward Kanye West, whom Swift has had is­sues with in the past. Last year their feud hit a new height when West's wife, Kim Kar­dashian, re­leased au­dio record­ings that she said proved Swift gave West the go ahead for a Swift ref­er­ence in the song “Fa­mous.” Swift's voice mes­sage on her new song could be a ref­er­ence to the au­dio Kar­dashian leaked. Oth­ers felt the open­ing lines of “Look What You Made Me Do” — “I don't like your lit­tle games/Don't like your tilted stage” — was a ref­er­ence to West's re­cent tour, which fea­tured a float­ing stage. The an­tic­i­pa­tion of “Look What You Made Me Do” helped Swift trend heav­ily on so­cial me­dia. The song is the first sin­gle from her sixth al­bum, “rep­u­ta­tion,” to be re­leased Novem­ber 10. A clip of the song's video will pre­miere Fri­day on “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica.” Swift wiped her so­cial me­dia pages clean last week and caused a frenzy on­line with video snip­pets of slith­ery snake parts. Fans dis­sected the clues in hopes it would re­veal de­tails about her new mu­sic, and the pop star fi­nally an­nounced Wed­nes­day that a new song would come this week fol­lowed by an al­bum three months later. “Rep­u­ta­tion” is the fol­low-up to 2014?s “1989,” Swift's first of­fi­cial pop al­bum after years of dom­i­nat­ing in coun­try mu­sic. “1989” launched seven hit sin­gles, from “Shake It Off” to “Bad Blood,” and won three Gram­mys, in­clud­ing al­bum of the year. The al­bum helped her pro­duce a star-stud­ded world tour, fea­tur­ing guest ap­pear­ances from mu­si­cians such as Justin Tim­ber­lake and John Le­gend to A-List celebri­ties like Ellen De­Generes and Chris Rock. “Look What You Made Me Do” uses an in­ter­po­la­tion of a melody from “I'm Too Sexy,” a No.1 hit that was writ­ten by Richard Fair­brass, Fred Fair­brass and Rob Man­zoli. After the song's re­lease, Right Said Fred tweeted thanks to Swift and called the new song a marvelous rein­ven­tion. Swift wrote and pro­duced the new song with fre­quent col­lab­o­ra­tor Jack Antonoff, who per­forms in the bands Bleach­ers and fun. Antonoff, who has pro­duced for Lorde, Sia, Sara Bareilles and oth­ers, earned a Grammy Award for his work on three songs from Swift's “1989.” He also pro­duced and co-wrote Swift and Zayn's Top 5 hit from the “Fifty Shades Darker” sound­track, “I Don't Want to Live For­ever,” and the two shared a Golden Globe nom­i­na­tion for the song “Sweeter than Fic­tion,” from the 2013 film “Once Chance.” Swift's “rep­u­ta­tion” could be­come the singer's fourth al­bum to sell more than one mil­lion al­bums in its de­but week, fol­low­ing “1989,” 2012?s “Red” and 2010?s “Speak Now.” ASSOCIATED PRESS

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