NBA All-Star Weekend is coming to New York City in one week. And now we know who the musical performance will be at halftime of Sunday’s 2015 All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden: Ariana Grande. Details, straight from the NBA press release:
NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2015 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that singing sensation Ariana Grande will headline the 64th NBA All-Star Game halftime show during the “Entertainment Series presented by JBL” on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden. The game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.
Known for her wide range and powerful voice, Ariana Grande has taken the music world by storm. Last year, Grande became the first woman in history – and the first artist since Michael Jackson – to simultaneously have three songs in the Top 6 of Billboard’s Digital Songs chart. Additionally, her platinum-selling album “My Everything” and smash hit “Bang Bang” earned Grande her first Grammy nominations. This year, Grande will add NBA All-Star halftime performer to her list of accomplishments when she takes the stage to regale fans with a compilation of her biggest hits.
With HARMAN serving as the Official Sound of the NBA, its featured brand, JBL, will serve as presenter of this year’s NBA All-Star Entertainment Series, bringing the excitement of musical performances to State Farm All-Star Saturday Night in addition to pregame introductions and the halftime show at Sunday’s All-Star Game.