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Ellie Goulding Joins Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After Rihanna Drops Out: Report

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Ellie Goulding performs on stage as part of the Apple Festival at The Roundhouse on Sept. 19, 2015 in London, England.  

Last year, Taylor Swift memorably brought her 1989 cuts to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. This year, her "Bad Blood" co-star and squad pal Ellie Goulding is taking the reigns at the annual undergarment gala alongside previously announced performers Selena Gomez and The Weeknd, according to People.

But the Goulding addition comes at a cost -- Rihanna reportedly dropped out of the event, sources tell People. Billboard reached out to reps for both artists to confirm.

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Goulding's new album, Delirium, drops Nov. 6, while Rihanna's upcoming eighth, ANTI, doesn't yet have a release date.

This year, Lily Aldridge will model the much talked about $2 million "fantasy bra" and Kendall Jenner is rumored to walk the runway as well. Gigi Hadid is confirmed to make her Victoria's Secret Fashion Show debut when it films next week in New York. The TV special will air Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. on CBS. 


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