Taylor Swift to open Billboard Awards with performance

  NEW YORK - Taylor Swift will open next week's Billboard Music Awards with a performance of her new single "ME!"   Swift released the colorful, upbeat song Friday morning, ending the weekslong 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.   Swift released "ME!" --- featur...

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