Alicia Keys to rock out during NBA All-Star weekend
Alicia Keys is everywhere these days. After belting out the national anthem at the Super Bowl, she's landed another sports gig. The Grammy winner will perform at the 62nd annual NBA All-Star Game.
The Super Bowl has come and gone, but basketball season's heating up. Football's not the only place where musicians and athletes join forces. The NBA All-Star Game is upon us, and we've got its rockin' roster.
Billboard has confirmed that Alicia Keys will be on hand at the event. She's been selected as this year's halftime performer, and she'll sing a medley of hits.
Before Keys takes the stage, R&B crooners Ne-Yo and John Legend will lend their voices to the festivities. Legend will perform the national anthem, while Ne-Yo "will play a selection of his songs during the All-Star Game player introductions."
All that and more will take place Sunday, Feb. 17.
The previous day (Feb. 16) will be filled with NBA traditions featuring some of the league's best players. They'll participate in the three-point shootout, the infamous slam dunk contest and more. Later on, the newly re-formed Fall Out Boy will take the court to showcase their new single, "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)."
Artists Ellie Goulding and Phillip Phillips will also perform their respective tunes, "Lights" and "Home."
We're excited for all the acts involved, especially Fall Out Boy. The pop-punk group broke up in 2009, and this reunion's been a long time coming. Their new album, Save Rock and Roll, is scheduled to hit shelves in May, with their tour starting the same month.
The NBA's All-Star Saturday Night airs at 7/6c , and the All-Star Game airs Sunday at 8/7c on TNT.