Rihanna and Lenny Kravitz have just been added to an ever-expanding list of stars set to perform during the 2011 NBA All-Star weekend, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Rihanna will perform during halftime of the game (rest easy U.K. fans , she’ll be singing “What’s My Name” and “Only Girl (In the World)”) and Kravitz will provide the soundtrack to the pre-game player introductions with his new song “Come On Get It.” The 2011 NBA All-Star Game tips off on Sunday, February 20, at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.
Rihanna and Kravitz are just two of the names lined up as part of the NBA’s All-Star Entertainment series, which actually launches on Friday night, February 18, during the league’s pre-game festivities. Cali Swag District will perform their life-affirming hit “Teach Me How to Dougie” at the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam (perhaps in honor of Washington Wizards star John Wall?), which will air live on TNT at 9 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, during the NBA’s All-Star Saturday Night, Keri Hilson and Aion Clarke will take to the court to sing the U.S. and Canadian national anthems prior to the Haier Shooting Stars competition, Cee Lo Green will perform the sanitized “Forget You” prior to the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, and the Far East Movement will perform current single “Rocketeer” just before the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
The NBA’s All-Star Saturday Night will air live on TNT at 8 p.m. ET. Before Sunday’s 60th annual NBA All-Star Game, Josh Groban will perform the U.S. national anthem, and R&B singer Melanie Fiona will take on the Canadian anthem.