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Taylor Swift’s first album under her new label, Republic, had massive pre-sale numbers, nearly reaching one million sales before the album even dropped — and all signs are pointing to “Lover” being a huge success.

Lover” is also the first album from Swift to be released after her very public feud with mega music manager Scooter Braun, who acquired Big Machine Records, thus gaining ownership of Swift’s entire music catalogue prior to “Lover.” At the time of Braun’s acquisition for a reported $300 million, Swift said she felt “sad and grossed out” by the deal, which she said was her “worst case scenario.”

In true Swift fashion, the superstar recently confirmed during two national television interviews that she will be re-recording her masters, therefore gaining back control over her past hits.

Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister sits down with senior music editor Jem Aswad to discuss the latest in the brouhaha between Braun and Swift, plus her latest album.

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