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Taylor Swift to open Billboard Music Awards 2019 with 'ME!'

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Annie Martin
Taylor Swift will kick off the Billboard Music Awards with her first TV performance of ME! File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Taylor Swift will kick off the Billboard Music Awards with her first TV performance of "ME!" File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

April 26 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift will open the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with her new single.

Billboard reported Friday the 29-year-old singer and Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie will kick off the awards show with their first TV performance of "ME!"

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The Billboard Music Awards will take place Wednesday in Las Vegas and air live on NBC.

"@taylorswift13 will open the #BBMAs with the worldwide premiere performance of 'ME!' featuring Brendon Urie of @PanicAtTheDisco. LIVE May 1 on NBC," Billboard tweeted.

Swift and Urie released "ME!" and a music video for the song Friday. Urie celebrated the single's release in an Instagram post Thursday.

"Wait. This really happened?! Like for real?!?! 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," he wrote.

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"ME!" is expected to appear on Swift's forthcoming seventh studio album. The singer released her last album, Reputation, in November 2017.

The Billboard Music Awards will also feature performances from Ciara, Dan + Shay, Madonna and Maluma, BTS and Halsey, the Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson and other stars. Mariah Carey will receive the 2019 Icon Award during the ceremony.

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