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Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, and Janelle Monae among NBA All-Star performers

Before he sings at the Oscars, Pharrell Williams will perform at the NBA All-Star Game.

NBA announced Thursday that the producer-rapper-singer will perform Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Williams will open the game and perform during the player introductions with surprise guests.

The game’s halftime performance will feature Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Earth, Wind and Fire, Janelle Monae, and Dr. John.

Recent Grammy winner Gary Clark Jr. will sing the national anthem and also perform during the halftime show. Folk-rock singer Serena Ryder will sing the Canadian national anthem.

The All-Star game will air live on TNT. Kendrick Lamar will perform before the slam dunk contest a day before the big game.

NBA All-Star Weekend performers announced: Alicia Keys, Ellie Goulding, and more

Already looking for another fun halftime performance? The NBA’s got your back.

The baller league has announced the musician lineup slated to perform at its All-Star Weekend, which will go down in Houston on Feb. 16-17.

The schedule of artists, which is officially a part of the weekend’s Entertainment Series Presented by Sean John at Macys, includes Super Bowl visitor Alicia Keys, who’ll be playing the halftime show at the game itself on Sunday. Ne-Yo will also be there, performing during the player introductions before the match, which will air live on TNT at 8 p.m.

On the Saturday before the game, Ellie Goulding will trot out “Lights,” while Fall Out Boy will show up for its first live TV performance since their recent comeback. American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will also be performing during the day, which will include the Skills Challenge, the Three-Point Contest, and the ever-popular Slam Dunk Contest — all of which will be hosted by Nick Cannon.

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