TAYLOR SWIFT TO OPEN THE “2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” WITH WORLDWIDE PREMIERE PERFORMANCE OF BRAND NEW SINGLE “ME!”
FEATURING BRENDON URIE OF PANIC! AT THE DISCO
Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the “2019 Billboard Music Awards” Airs Wednesday, May 1 at 8 P.M. ET/PT on NBC
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ME! directed by Dave Meyers & Taylor Swift: WATCH BELOW
SANTA MONICA, CA (April 26, 2019) – dick clark productions and NBC announced today that global superstar Taylor Swift will open the “2019 Billboard Music Awards” with the worldwide premiere performance of her smash hit new song “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. Swift joins previously announced performers Paula Abdul, BTS featuring Halsey, Ciara, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Dan + Shay, Halsey, Jonas Brothers, Tori Kelly, Khalid, Madonna and Maluma and Panic! At The Disco, plus a special performance by 2019 ICON Award recipient, Mariah Carey. The “2019 Billboard Music Awards,” with returning host Kelly Clarkson, will broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.
A 23-time BBMA winner – the most of any artist – Swift returns to the BBMA performance stage for the first time since 2013. Once again nominated this year, she received nods in two categories: Top Female Artist and Top Touring Artist.
Talent Billboard Chart Facts:
“Billboard Music Awards” nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through March 7, 2019. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.
The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.
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April 26, 2019 4:19pm ET by Dick Clark Productions