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Taylor Swift Takes the Stage For the ARIA Awards Down Under

Nov 29 2012 - 12:27pm

Taylor Swift [1] got glamorous in an Elie Saab [2] gown to hit the red carpet today at the 2012 ARIA Awards held at Sydney's Entertainment Center. Also in attendance for the show were brothers Joel Madden [3] and Benji Madden, as well as Nicki Minaj, who donned one of her signature colorful looks. Joel, who is a judge on Australia's The Voice, has spent plenty of time Down Under over the last year and was happy to be back. He tweeted, "ARIAs was big tonight — awesome. I came home to get a second wind and heading out!"

Taylor was excited to attend the ARIAs for the first time. Alluding to her new single "I Knew You Were Trouble," Taylor wrote on Twitter, "So excited about performing on the ARIAs tonight! Never been before. Here's comes 'Trouble!'" She also took the stage to present male artist of the year to "Somebody That I Used to Know" singer Gotye, who ended up taking home four awards in total. Although they were unable to attend the show, One Direction snagged best international artist [4] and accepted the recognition by video.

Taylor Swift [5] wore Elie Saab [6] for the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Nicki Minaj wore a colorful ensemble for the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Brothers Joel Madden [7] and Benji Madden linked up for the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [8] arrived at the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [9] signed autographs for fans as she made her way into the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [10] performed onstage.

Taylor Swift [11] wore an ivory Elie Saab [12] gown.

Taylor Swift [13] greeted fans in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [14] performed "I Knew You Were Trouble."

Taylor Swift [15] presented at the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Nicki Minaj was a presenter for the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [16] wore her hair back for the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [17] hung out with fans before heading into the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [18] performed at the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [19] gave a smile at the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [20] took the stage to perform in Sydney.

Gotye won an award at the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [21] greeted a little fan at the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Nicki Minaj wore a tie-dyed dress to take the stage at the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [22] performed in a red and white varsity jacket.

Taylor Swift [23] donned an Elie Saab [24] gown.

Taylor Swift [25] got on stage to perform in Sydney.

Taylor Swift [26] danced on stage.

Russell Brand [27] was in attendance for the Aria Awards in Sydney.

Nicki Minaj was a presenter for the Aria Awards in Sydney.


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