Even Taylor Swift's silence is golden

Story highlights

  • A silent track was released by mistake
  • It went to no. 1 on iTunes in Canada
  • The star's new album, "1989," is due October 27
Wow, Canada, you really, really love Taylor Swift.
According to Entertainmentwise.com, "Track 3" from her new album, "1989," shot to No. 1 on iTunes in Canada after it was released. The only problem was, the release was an accident, as the track is eight seconds of white noise.
The track was eventually removed.
The singer's latest project, one of the year's most eagerly awaited albums, is set for release in the U.S. on October 27. A song cowritten with fun.'s Jack Antonoff called "Out of the Woods" was released last week, and it skyrocketed to No. 1.
Swift recently told Esquire that she's moved to New York and is focusing on work and enjoying her life, including being surrounded by a great group of girlfriends. She said she refuses to be part of what she sees as "the takedown culture" surrounding celebrities.
"You have celebrities who are pushed to the brink of a public meltdown, and so the public thinks that every person in the public eye has dirty secrets that they're keeping, or isn't what they seem, or is masking it and faking sincerity, faking authenticity, faking being surprised at award shows when you win a Grammy," she said.