Alicia Keys continues to be a live performer at biggest events. In the last two months alone, she’s played at the MSG concert benefit for Sandy victims (one of just two modern performers to do so), she’s sang at the President’s second Inaugural Ball (“O…bama’s on FIIIYAHHHH!!!!“), she performed that National Anthem at the Superdome before Super Bowl XLVII, and she’ll be showing up at the 2013 Grammys soon enough.
Now, she'll be the featured halftime artist at the NBA All-Star Game in Houston as well. NBA all-star halftime isn’t quite on the level of big-dealness as the Super Bowl, but for those pop-leaning hoop-heads of us out there, it’s a slot of decent importance, and occasionally makes for some memorable performances, as with Rihanna’s set two years ago featuring both Kanye West and Drake.
Alicia won't be the only performing at the event. Ellie Goulding will show up pre-game to sing “Lights,” which is a pretty great choice for NBA pre-game music, and Fall Out Boy will also be showing up at some point for their first TV performance in ages, presumably to play their new song “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up).”
Check out this video from when Alicia played All-Star halftime at Cowboys Stadium in 2010.
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