Hello Taylor Nation,
That’s the new album cover for the companion album for The Hunger Games.
The Agency is now in California ready for the Grammy Award night, but we still don’t know what the Outspoken One will be performing on Sunday, February 12. One thing we do know is that Reuters has announced Viacom and Taylor Swift are aiming for a global launch of the music video premiere of Safe and Sound, the first single off the soundtrack on February 13. The video premieres on MTV News special at 7:54 p.m. ET, and it will be broadcast simultaneously on MTV’s channels in Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia and Africa. It will air online exclusively at TaylorSwift.MTV.com in more than 150 territories.
Following that, the video will be shown on CMT and across MTV’s digital properties, from MTV.com to VH1.com to MTV’s international sites. If someone puts a regional lock on what it’s supposed to be a worldwide release, expect a rant of swiftacular proportions.
The haunting song is performed by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars. With both of them scheduled to attend the Grammy Awards, there’s a possibility that Safe and Sound will be the song performed on Sunday, but with The Agency attending there’s no telling if we will hear something else. A new song? A medley? I’ve learned not to try to second-guess the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar.
The Hunger Games movie opens March 23, but the LA premiere is on March 12. You can read more about it at Reelz.com.
Coming up in the Calendar!
- February 12: The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Country Album for Speak Now,Best Country Song for “Mean” and Best Country Solo Performance for “Mean”. She also performs! The show will be broadcast live on CBS from 8:00pm to 11:30pm ET/PT.
- February 13: The music video for Safe And Sound debuts on MTV and across all its viacom partner networks.
- February 19: The world premiere of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, California. Director Chris Renaud and cast members Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate and Betty White will be attending.