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Taylor Swift shows affection at awards for Billboard

LAS VEGAS - Taylor Swift and Chris Brown showed affection at the Billboard Music Awards while the cameras were rolling.

Swift kissed rumored boyfriend DJ-producer-singer Calvin Harris on the cheek and gave him a hug before winning top Billboard 200 album Sunday night.

“I am so happy to win this for ‘1989,’” Swift said at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “To the fans who I talk to online and the ones I see at the shows, I love you so much more than I’ll ever be able to say to you.’’

Brown showed a softer side when he walked the red carpet with his daughter, Royalty, on their way to the show inside the arena.

Swift kicked off the awards by debuting her action-filled music video for “Bad Blood’’ starring Selena Gomez and Lena Dunham and showcasing Swift as a fighting vixen.

The video opened with Swift and Gomez fighting men in an office and then fighting one another. It ended with Swift and Gomez’s armies going head-to-head. Other stars in the clip included Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Jessica Alba, and Ellie Goulding and Hayley Williams of Paramore.

Swift swapped her first two verses with new ones from rapper Kendrick Lamar for “Bad Blood,’’ a song rumored to be about Swift’s friendship with Katy Perry.

“I am so excited I got to the show the world,’’ Swift told the audience Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

One Direction, which recently downsized to four members, won the night’s first award for top duo/group. “There is one more person to share this with, and that’s our brother Zayn,’’ Liam Payne said of Zayn Malik, who left the group.

Iggy Azalea won top rap song for “Fancy’’ as her NBA player boyfriend, Nick Young, looked at the rapper with emotion. Sam Smith, who recently had vocal surgery, didn’t attend the show. He won top male artist and wrote his thank you speech on cue cards, which aired via video. AP

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