What is an all-star game without some all-star performances?
For the big game, taking place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, first up at the mic will be superstar singer Fergie belting out the U.S. national anthem. It’s the latest in a slew of recent performances by the newly single M.I.L.F.$ singer, who released her second full-length album, Double Dutchess, and her first visual album, Duchess: Seeing Double in September.
Taking the main stage will be producer and recent father of triplets, Pharrell Williams joined by his hip hop-rock band N.E.R.D, performing for the game’s halftime show. Fresh off the release of their fifth studio album, No One Ever Really Dies, and hit single Lemon ft. Rihanna, N.E.R.D will entertain with a medley of their chart-topping hits.
The Canadian national anthem will be sung by Ontario’s own Barenaked Ladies. The rock band will begin their Last Summer on Earth Tour in June following the November release of their 15th album Fake Nudes. This tour marks a 30-year anniversary for the group.
Hosting duties fall to none other than comedy superstar Kevin Hart, who is a four-time MVP and former coach of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Fresh off of his hit movie Jumanji, Hart is gearing up for the Grammy Awards where he’s in the running for Best Comedy Album.
The star-studded game airs live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.