Taylor Swift to Open the 2019 Billboard Music Awards With 1st Televised Performance of 'ME!'

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Taylor Swift's newest song is coming to TV!

On Friday, the Billboard Music Awards announced that Swift will open this year's show with her latest single, "ME!," which dropped, along with an accompanying music video, at midnight. 

The 29-year-old singer will be joined by Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie, who's featured in the upbeat, self-love anthem with a pastel aesthetic, for her performance.

Following the song's release -- Swift's first new music since dropping Reputation back in November 2017 -- after months of speculation, Urie took to Instagram to express his excitement about being involved with the track.

"Wait. This really happened?! Like for real?!?!" Urie wrote alongside a pic of himself and Swift from the pink-hued video. "Well I can’t begin to describe how incredible it has been to work on this song and video. So I will simply say: Thank you @taylorswift for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful story. So much f**kin love and respect. #ME!"

Before "ME!" and its Easter-egg-filled video were released into the world, Swift explained some of its meaning 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."

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air Wednesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.


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