Taylor Swift Takes the Stage For the ARIA Awards Down Under
Taylor Swift got glamorous in an Elie Saab 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 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 and accepted the recognition by video.