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Red is Taylor Swift's fourth studio album and sixth overall. It was released on October 22, 2012 by Big Machine Records as the follow-up to her commercially successful third studio album, Speak Now (2010). With this album, the country-pop superstar makes a decided move into straight-ahead pop. Nowhere is this shift clearer than on the album's first single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," a song co-written and produced by pop powerhouse Max Martin, who is one of several big-name collaborators working on the Red project. Dan Wilson, who co-wrote a chunk of Adele's 21, also worked with Swift on the album, as did L.A. staple Butch Walker, Mark Foster of Foster the People, and singer/songwriter Lori McKenna.

The album sold 1.2 million copies in its first week in the US, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, the second-highest debut for a female artist, behind "I Did It Again" by Britney Spears. It spent 16 non-consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard's Country Albums chart as of mid-March 2013. Red also topped the chart in the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. The album sold 1.89 million copies in its first three weeks, surpassing One Direction's Up All Night as the second biggest-selling album of the year in the US. By July 2013, the album had sold over 3.7 million copies in the United States and over six million copies worldwide.

Red includes the following tracks:

  1. State of Grace
  2. Red See
  3. Treacherous
  4. I Knew You Were Trouble
  5. All Too Well
  6. 22
  7. I Almost Do
  8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  9. Stay Stay Stay
  10. Last Time
  11. Holy Ground
  12. Sad Beautiful Tragic
  13. Lucky One
  14. Everything Has Changed
  15. Starlight
  16. Begin Again.
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