Posted Feb 10, 2014 11:07 AM
NEW YORK -- Pop superstar Jason Derulo, singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc and Grammy-nominated recording artist Mack Wilds will perform during the Sprint NBA All-Star Pregame Concert at the Bud Light District in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 16, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today. Wilds and Derulo will tip off the concert with live performances on NBA TV at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT. Derulo and Blacc will then perform during TNT's pregame show for the 63rd NBA All-Star Game, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT.
"E! News" anchor Terrence Jenkins will host the star-studded event with NBA TV's correspondent Dennis Scott, conducting interviews with the performers and celebrity guests. In addition, NBA TV's "NBA Inside Stuff presented by Samsung Galaxy" hosts Grant Hill and Kristin Ledlow will interview players during the broadcast.
Wilds, former star of the CW's "90210," will tip off the concert singing hits from his Grammy-nominated debut album "New York: A Love Story." Derulo, who has sold 30 million singles worldwide and just earned his eighth top 10 single in the U.S., will then take the stage to perform a selection of his chart-topping hits including songs from his forthcoming album due this April. Multi-platinum musician Aloe Blacc will conclude the show by performing a finale of smash hits from his critically acclaimed albums.
The Sprint Pregame Concert will cap off a week of Sprint All-Star activities in New Orleans. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, a mobile phone recycling event will be held at the Sprint Westbank Store, followed by the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014 airing live on ESPN from Sprint Arena at NBA All-Star Jam Session on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. The game will feature celebrities from film and TV as well as NBA legends and WNBA players.
Sprint is also an associate partner of NBA All-Star Jam Session and the presenting partner of NBA All-Star Balloting, which determines the starters for the NBA All-Star Game.
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