Brendon Urie, Taylor Swift break 24-hour streaming record with “ME!” video
This is huge for the pair.April 29, 2019
“ME!” collected more than 65 views on Vevo in the first day it was out.
Swift celebrated beating the record by posting a snapshot for the video’s set on Instagram.
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In case you haven’t seen it, check out the video for “ME!” below, which just also hit 100 million views.
Urie has been in the spotlight after his Swift collab, with some people having some pretty hilarious reactions to the video.
To backtrack, prior to the drop, Swifties had been grasping at every and any clue since the singer’s iHeartRadio Music Awards speech sparked theories in March. Swift took to the stage to accept for Tour of the Year, thanking her fans and ending with, “I just wanted to let you know that when there’s new music, you will be the first to know.”
Since the awards show, Swift has maintained a heavy pastel and butterfly-inspired theme, starting with the insect adorning her shoes. She also rocked a new pink-dipped hairstyle, which many began speculating was courtesy of friend Hayley Williams’ own Good Dye Young. The new era is a total 180 from the hardcore black-and-white, snake-driven aesthetic of Reputation.
Then, she headed to the 2019 NFL Draft. Once there, she revealed what fans had been guessing, which is Urie joined her for the new track and video dropping at midnight EST.
JUST IN: @taylorswift13 announces what will be revealed at midnight: “It’s going to be a new song and music video!” The song is called “ME!” and it will feature @brendonurie. WE CAN’T WAIT! https://t.co/zJcGoGMulD #TaylorSwiftApril26 pic.twitter.com/SbJtVfxnHZ
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 26, 2019
The two are set to open the Billboard Music Awards with the song, which Panic! At The Disco will also perform at later in the evening. It’ll be the first time the band ever performed at the awards show.
The band is also up for four awards that night, including Best Rock Song with “High Hopes.” They will also be going against twenty one pilots, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford & Sons and Imagine Dragons for Best Rock Album.
The awards show will be held at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas May 1, and it will air live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Urie also just revealed he’d love to collab with country artist/former scene kid Kacey Musgraves.
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