John Legend to headline NBA All-Star 2017 halftime show Global on Dec 13, 2016 07:45 AM
John Legend to headline NBA All-Star 2017 halftime show
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NBA press release

NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that 10-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist John Legend will headline the 66th NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 19 (Monday, Feb. 20, PHL time) at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. All-Star Game coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, and the game and all NBA All-Star 2017 Entertainment Series Presented by JBL performances will be seen by fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

Legend, a singer, songwriter and producer, first catapulted to stardom with his platinum-selling album “Get Lifted” in 2004. Following critically acclaimed hits including “Ordinary People,” “Green Light,” “Glory” and “All of Me,” Legend garnered global recognition with 10 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. 

On Dec. 2, Legend released his highly anticipated fifth studio album, “Darkness and Light,” including his new hit single, “Love Me Now,” which has drawn over 35 million streams on Spotify and 37 million combined video views. Other standout tracks on the album include Legend’s exciting collaborations with Chance the Rapper on “Penthouse Floor,” Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on title track “Darkness and Light,” and Miguel on “Overload.” He will delight fans with a compilation of his newest and greatest hits during halftime of the NBA All-Star Game.  

With HARMAN serving as the Official Sound of the NBA, its audio brand, JBL, will be the presenter of this year’s NBA All-Star Entertainment Series. JBL will power exciting musical performances during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night in addition to pregame introductions and the halftime show at Sunday’s All-Star Game.

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