Guess who will open the BBMAs?

30 April 2019
Taylor Swift set to open the looming 2019 Billboard Music Awards

She now has the second most watched Youtube within the first 24 hours. Having tipped the 60 million mark within 24 hours, Taylor Swift's brand new single, ME, is also officially the highest music video premiere for any female artist. The excitement around her long awaited return is the reason why fans will delight that Ms Swift will be opening Thursday's Billboard Music Awards!

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.

Catch the first live treatment of ME at the 2019 Billlboard Music Awards, coming to you live on Thursday, May 2nd at 2:00 (in the morning), and follow the conversation on our social media platforms using #ChannelO.