Jennifer Hudson, Common, Chance the Rapper and more to perform during NBA All-Star weekend
The National Basketball Association has revealed the full lineup of musicians set to perform during basketball’s biggest weekend.
Hudson is the latest addition to the star-studded roster, with the two-time Grammy winner opening the night ahead of player introductions for the 69th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 16.
The multi-hyphenated musician will perform a special tribute honoring the late Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven others who died in a helicopter crash in January.
GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist and Academy Award-winning actress and Chicago native @IAMJHUD will perform a special tribute to the late Kobe Bryant ahead of player introductions for the 69th #NBAAllStar Game on Sunday, Feb. 16, airing live at 8:00pm/et @NBAonTNT. pic.twitter.com/NR1OIwtczH
— 2020 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 13, 2020
The league previously announced that Common and Chance the Rapper would both perform during the much-anticipated All-Star Game, which will air live at 8 p.m. (EST) from Chicago’s United Center.
While Common will welcome fans with an opening narrative about the city’s relationship with basketball, Chance the Rapper will sing a medley of his hits during the halftime show.
The “Big Day” vocalist will be joined by fellow hitmakers Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Quavo, with whom he previously shared the stage during the 2017 BET Awards.
In addition to performing at the event, Common and Chance the Rapper will serve as team captains for the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14.
The fellow Chicago natives will face off alongside Bad Bunny, Hannibal Buress, Jon Batiste, Jidenna, Taylor Bennett and SNL star Alex Moffat, among others.
Bennett will also perform over All-Star weekend, as will be Queen Latifah, Chaka Khan and the Chicago Children’s Choir.
In other news, Kanye West will bring his Sunday Service to his hometown of Chicago for basketball’s biggest weekend.
Sunday Service Experience
Credit Union 1 Arena, Chicago
Sunday February 16th 2pmhttps://t.co/yI8zxMASmh
— ye (@kanyewest) February 12, 2020
The performance, which will be open to the public, will take place at the Credit Union 1 Arena on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 16.
Discover the full program of this year’s All-Star Weekend on the NBA’s official website. CL /ra