January 22, 2015


Ariana Grande Will Headline the NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

Taylor Hill/WireImage
Taylor Hill/WireImage

Move over, Katy Perry. Maybe you're doing the Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday, but Ariana Grande's got her own marquee sports performance coming in a few weeks. The NBA has drafted the "Love Me Harder" diva to headline the 64th NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday, February 15 at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

We'll have to see which songs Grande will play on the big night, but the official NBA announcement promises "a compilation of her biggest hits." Maybe Iggy Azalea will show up for "Problem"? Her boyfriend is Nick Young, a Los Angeles Laker...

Ariana Grande's got recent experience in the basketball halftime show department, having headlined Power 106FM's Celebrity Basketball Game back in September in L.A. She performed alongside Tinashe; musicians in the game included Trey SongzChris Brown, and Jason Derulo.

Alicia Keys gave a showstopping concert at the NBA All-Star Game in 2013; in 2014, Janelle Monáe teamed up with Earth, Wind & Fire, Gary Clark Jr., Dr. John, and more New Orleans greats for an unforgettable set. Next year's All-Star Game will hit the Air Canada Centre in Toronto—is it too early to start lobbying for a Drizzy Drake halftime show?