Now, the singer will reportedly begin 2017 the same way 2016 is ending—with a bang! Legend was just announced as the 66th NBA All Star Halftime Show in New Orleans.
The 10x Grammy Award winner is slated to perform some of his biggest hits, including his current single “Love Me Now” from his fifth album Love and Darkness—which has garnered over 35 million streams on Spotify and 37 million combined video views.
The crooner has been keeping busy with many projects this year including working on the second season of WGN’s Underground and also producing another new television project entitled Black Wall Street with actress Tika Sumpter.
This past year, the NBA All Star game fell under controversy after the HB2 Law (the controversial LGBT law that separates bathrooms) was passed in the usual home for the game in North Carolina. The NBA Commissioner and the state attempted to come to agreement before finally pulling out altogether, which then included looking into other cities such as Houston, Atlanta and a host of other cities, before finally settling on New Orleans.
The starting lineup for the annual East vs. West game hasn’t been announced just yet, but just like the past couple of years, fans will get a chance to vote for their favorite players to be a part of this traditional event.
The 2017 All Star Weekend in New Orleans begins Feb 17th, with the actual game and coverage on Feb 19th beginning at 8pm on TNT.
In the meantime, you can get a look at Love Me Now:
Written By: Jnelle Belle