Taylor Swift might be busy headlining sold-out shows on her “Reputation Tour,” but she decided to take Sunday night off to attend the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which is being hosted by Kelly Clarkson. Her appearance on the red carpet was a surprise to some as she was not slated to be performing or presenting, however, rumors were running rampant throughout earlier in the day that that might have changed recently. Her presence at the awards show marks the first time in two years that the “Blank Space” singer has attended an awards show altogether. The last was in the May 2016 BMI Pop Awards.
The 28 year-old singer caught eyes for her pastel-pink, feathered dress accompanied with a high slit down the middle. The fact that the “Style” singer showed up to the red carpet solo, did also not go unnoticed. Swift’s beau, Joe Alwyn, was reportedly last seen at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Swift just spent the past two days performing in front of 60,000 fans at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. She made headlines on Friday when she surprised her fans by having Canadian singer, Shawn Mendes join her on stage where they performed his hit single, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” The “Wildest Dreams” singer surprised fans even more on Saturday’s show when she had her BFF, Selena Gomez, take the stage alongside her to perform “Hands To Myself.”
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Despite being a surprise, special guest, Swift lucked out by getting a front-row seat right in between Shawn Mendes and one of her opening acts, gal-pal Camila Cabello.
With all the traveling and hard work the “Love Story” singer is about to put in for her tour, it was nice to see her take the night off to have some fun and Swift herself even thanked her fans for making her return to an awards show a great experience by posting a picture with the caption, “My first awards show in a few years and it was so much fun thanks to you. I love you guys.”
The “Look What You Made Me Do Singer” is nominated for 5 categories: top artist, top female artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top Billboard 200 album and top selling album.
Swift will resume her tour on Tuesday when she heads to Seattle, Washington.