NBA All-Star Weekend: Alicia Keys, Fall Out Boy, Ne-Yo Among Performers
Ellie Goulding, Phillip Phillips, John Legend also heading to Houston for NBA All-Star weekend.
Alicia Keys will take center court on Sunday, Feb. 17, as the halftime performer at this year's NBA All-Star Game. The 62nd annual NBA All-Star Game musical entertainment, presented by Sean John and Macy's, will be held at Houston's Toyota Center and air live on TNT.
Fresh off another No. 1 album debut with her fifth full-length "Girl on Fire," Keys will perform a medley of hits during her performance, one year after Pitbull headlined the NBA All-Star halftime show. Earlier in the evening, Ne-Yo will play a selection of his songs during the All-Star Game player introductions, while John Legend will perform the United States national anthem.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Toyota Center will also be home to the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, featuring NBA players squaring off in competitions like the slam dunk contest and three-point challenge. Fall Out Boy, the best-selling pop-punk group that announced its reunion on Monday (Feb. 4), will perform their new single "My Songs Know What You Did In The Day (Light Em Up)" at the event, while Ellie Goulding and Phillip Phillips will play their respective hits "Lights" and "Home" during the Saturday festivities, respectively.
Nick Cannon is set to host this year's All-Star Saturday Night, kicking off at 7:00 pm ET on TNT, and RaVaughn and Michelle Peavy will perform the U.S. and Canadian national anthems. Actress-singer Gloria Reuben will perform the Canadian national anthem before Sunday night's All-Star Game, which kicks off at 8:00 pm ET.
Keys' All-Star Game performance caps off a busy month for the R&B star: after being named the Global Creative Director of BlackBerry last week, Keys performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl last Sunday. The singer-songwriter is also set to take the stage at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy's All-Star appearance will be the group's first live TV performance since the group disbanded in 2009. The band's comeback album, "Save Rock and Roll," will be released in May, and a North American tour kicks off on May 14 in Milwaukee.