Wearing a two-piece outfit decorated with shimmering fringe, Taylor and a team of tuxedo-clad dancers took the stage with a classy, ’20s-themed performance of the upbeat pop banger “Shake It Off.” Swift’s MTV appearance marked the first live performance of “Shake,” the already-hit single from her forthcoming 1989 album.
Swift released the celebratory, anti-negativity anthem on Monday (Aug. 18) when she hosted a Yahoo! live stream. “Shake” introduces 1989, Swift’s fifth studio album and first since Red two years ago. The set arrives Oct. 27 on Big Machine Records.
The buzz from the live-stream immediately shot “Shake It Off” to the top of Billboard’s Trending 140 chart. The song is expected to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, based on the massive first-week sales, airplay and streaming the song has received.
Check out Billboard’s review of 1989′s Max Martin-produced lead single “Shake It Off” here.