You won’t have to wait long to see Taylor Swift perform her technicolor pop explosion single “ME!” The Billboard Music Awards announced on Friday morning (April 26) that Swift and Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie will take the stage together for the worldwide premiere performance of the song as the opening act of the 2019 BBMAs next Wednesday (May 1).
After a week of cryptic teasers, Swift dropped the eye-popping video for “ME!” at midnight on Thursday. “You’re the only one of you/ Baby, that’s the fun of you/ And I promise that nobody’s gonna love you like me,” she sings on the sparkly pop tune. Swift joins previously announced 2019 BBMA performers BTS featuring Halsey, Ciara, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Dan + Shay with Tori Kelly, Halsey, Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Madonna and Maluma, Panic! at the Disco, Paula Abdul and Icon Award recipient Mariah Carey.
Kelly Clarkson will return as host for the broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The “ME!” live debut will mark 23-time BBMA winner Swift’s first time performing on the show since 2013. Swift is up for two awards this year: top female artist and top touring artist.