Taylor Swift drops new single, “ME!”


Taylor Swift will open next week’s Billboard Music Awards with a performance of her new single “ME!”

Swift released the colourful, upbeat song Friday morning, ending the weeks-long search the pop star set off when she teased fans with clues about a new project.

She will kick off the May 1 awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where Mariah Carey, Madonna, Maluma, Kelly Clarkson, Paula Abdul and BTS are also performing.

Swift, a 23-time Billboard Award winner, is nominated for top female artist and top touring artist at the show, which will air live on NBC.

In an interview on Thursday, Swift said the song is about “embracing your individuality and really celebrating it.”