Taylor Swift Opens 2019 Billboard Music Awards With 1st Televised Performance of 'ME!'

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Taylor Swift hit the stage at this year's Billboard Music Awards and stole the spotlight, making the show's bombastic and colorful opening number all about "ME!"

Swift lit up the stage with her overwhelmingly joyous new single, which she performed amid a veritable pastel wonderland that beautifully mirrored the technicolor glory of her song's stunning music video.

Kicking the number off with a pink-clad drum corps and marching band, Swift took the stage in a shimmering, rainbow fringe-colored outfit, and danced around with a bunch of suit-wearing back-up dancers.

The 29-year-old singer was joined by Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie, who's prominently featured in the upbeat, self-love anthem, for her prismatic performance. The singer flew onto stage (via wires) holding an umbrella, and decked out in a silver suit.

Swift was pitch perfect for her performance of the super cute single, and even changed one key lyric to celebrate the awards show, switching the line, "Spelling is fun" to "Vegas is fun" for the occasion.

As Swift and Urie ended the song while floating above the audience in a rain of glitter, fans couldn't get enough as they cheered for the vibrant performance.

Swift's performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas marked the first live, televised performance of the catchy new song, and was the singer's first return to the BBMAs stage since 2013, when she performed her single, "22," off her album, Red.

Before performing, Swift walked the red carpet rocking a stunning, ruffled purple Raisa & Vanessa dress which she paired with silver Casadei heels and earrings by Stefere Jewelry and Graziela Gems.

Taylor Swift at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas
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Swift was one of several A-listers who are slated to perform at this year's star-studded show, including BTS, Paula Abdul, Jonas Brothers, Madonna, Khalid, Halsey and Mariah Carey, who will be honored with this year's ICON Award.

Swift's latest single dropped last Friday at midnight after weeks of buildup and teasing with cryptic Instagram posts and a mysterious countdown clock that whipped fans into a frenzy over her new music.

Before "ME!" and its wild, rainbow-colored, magically surreal video were released into the world, Swift explained the song's meaning and message to Good Morning America's Robin Roberts.

"[It's] about embracing your individuality," she said. "With a pop song, we have the ability to get a melody stuck in people's heads. I just want it to be one that makes them feel better about themselves."

Check out the video below for a look at all the best, most delightful Easter eggs, jokes and hidden meanings in her joyful new single.

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