Taylor Swift made a surprise cameo during the 1975’s concert in London at The O2 on Thursday night. The pop star delivered the first live performance of “Anti-Hero” from her chart-topping album “Midnights,” and treated the crowd to a cover of the 1975’s “The City.”
Swift made an unannounced arrival on stage sporting a shimmering silver dress and before picking up the mic, took a cheery look around the stadium. She acknowledged the crowd with a smile and picked up her guitar to sing “Anti-Hero,” as captured in fan videos that began spreading like wildfire online.
Swift released her tenth studio album “Midnights” on Oct. 21. The release made history almost immediately, breaking the Spotify record for the most-streamed album in a single day and completely dominating the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
“Midnights” has also been met with critical fanfare, with Variety‘s Chris Willman writing: “Worth noting is that “Midnights” marks her 10th grand slam in a row (not counting re-recordings), a record you’d be hard-pressed to find matched among the singer-songwriter greats that influenced or otherwise came before her, almost any one of whom had their duds by this point. The rest of the charting music sphere isn’t often rising to the same occasion, to the point that you’re often thinking this is anything like pop’s golden age. But the arrival of each new Swift album as a bona fide musical event can lull you into thinking we’re living in the good old days, or nights, after all.”
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