Pharrell to headline NBA All-Star halftime show


January 19, 2018
Pharrell Williams


The NBA announced Thursday that 11-time Grammy winner Pharrell and his hip-hop-rock band N.E.R.D will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles next month.

Fergie, who has eight Grammys, will sing The Star-Spangled Banner before tip-off. Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies will perform the national anthem of their home country.

The February-18 game will air live at 8 p.m. on TNT from the Staples Center. It will be seen in more than 200 countries.

Pharrell and the band, which released its fifth studio album last month, will perform a medley of chart-topping hits.

Fergie released her second full-length album, Double Dutchess, and a companion visual album in September. She is a host of the new Fox show The Four: Battle for Stardom.

Kevin Hart will open the night.