"You Need to Calm Down" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on June 14, 2019, as the second single from her seventh studio album, Lover (2019). Swift wrote and produced the song with Joel Little, who also co-wrote and co-produced her previous single "Me!". Swift addresses homophobia and her critics in the song while at the same time giving her support for the LGBTQ+ community. A lyric video was released on June 14, 2019, while the music video was released on June 17. The song debuted at number one in the charts in Scotland, while reaching the top five in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The video was nominated in nine categories at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, winning two awards, including Video of the Year, Swift's second award in the category. With this feat, Swift joins Beyoncé and Rihanna as the only female artists to win Video of the Year twice..