“Blank Space” is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her fifth studio album 1989 (2014). It was written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback. The song was released to the radio by Republic Records on November 10, 2014 as the album’s second single, after “Shake It Off” and is the second track on the album. Musically, “Blank Space” is an electropop song with lyrics that satirize the media’s perception of Swift and her relationships.
“Blank Space” reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 following “Shake It Off”. Swift became the first woman in the Hot 100’s 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot. It has also been included in numerous year-end critics’ lists. The song has also topped charts in Canada, South Africa and Australia. It also charted in the top 10 in numerous countries, such as Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
The song’s accompanying music video was directed by Joseph Kahn and was shot over three days at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York. The song received its first televised performance at the 2014 American Music Awards and as part of “Taylor Swift’s 1989 Secret Session with iHeartRadio” on October 27, 2014, in New York City.
The song received nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.