Taylor Swift has dropped an album every two years for the last decade, but 2016 will break the trend.
There were rumors Swift would release a new record this year after it was announced she would headline the Formula One Grand Prix Post-Race show on October 23. The event takes place 11 months following the closing date of her awesomely successful 1989 world tour and two years since the album debuted atop the charts. Swift has a repeated history with releasing records every two years. She's dropped four out five of her albums in October and one in November, but don't expect anything this year, at least according to president and CEO of Big Machine Records Scott Borchetta.
He responded to a fan asking if Swift had plans to release a new studio album, saying "NOPE."
— Scott Borchetta (@scottborchetta) August 9, 2016
Vulture suspects they're trying to throw fans off the pop star's tracks – that a surprise album is inevitable, but after all the jet-setting with new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston and a feud with Kimye, it doesn't appear the 1989 singer is focused on releasing a new LP any time soon.
Swift's ex / superstar DJ Calvin Harris also said back in May she was about "take a long break."
In other words, mark your calendar for fall 2017.