"Guys, I always look at albums as chapters in my life. And I'm so—to the fans, I'm so happy that you like this one. I'm so happy that this means that you like this one. But I have to be really honest with you about something," Taylor teased fans about her new era while accepting the award for Favorite Pop/Rock album at the 2018 American Music Awards last October. "I'm even more excited about the next chapter."
While we await further information about the album that'll accompany lead single "ME!"—and as we cue up the impossibly catchy track for the thousandth time already—let's take a look back at how we got here, chapter by chapter.