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Taylor Swift officially a 'pop' artist?: CMA wishes her well

Taylor Swift officially leaving country music?
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This headline alone may irritate some. Some may argue that Taylor has always been a pop artist, and that this isn't really news. The other side typically argues that she's just what country music needed. Nonetheless, during a live Yahoo stream on Monday, August 18th, Swift confirmed that she considers her new album 1989 to be her first "Pop" album, which seems to suggest that Taylor Swift and country music have parted ways (at least for the moment). Whether or not you "thought" she was pop, she is apparently now officially declaring herself as so.

Following Swift's announcement, the CMA tweeted a response, which has since been deleted: "Good luck on your new venture @taylorswift13! We've loved watching you grow! #TaylorSwiftYahoo," the tweet read.

Her first single from her upcoming album, "Shake It Off" is undeniably pop, and there is also a music video to accompany it.

We also learned that Swift was fascinated by 80's pop. She is quoted as saying, "Bright colors, bold chances, rebellion. The idea of that was so inspiring to me — and the idea of endless possibility was a theme in the last year of my life."

The "We are Never Ever Getting Back Together" songstress also shared that she likes her hair to be different for every album. She says she's weird organized like that. She likes to be able to look at an album and know which one it was based on her hairstyle.

Swift's 80's inspired album will be released on October 27th. With the 24-year-old heading to 80's pop, it's safe to say that scrunchies, Jordache jeans, and fanny packs are likely going to make a bit of a reappearance.

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