NEW YORK, February 17, 2005 – Destiny’s Child, one of the biggest-selling female groups of all time, will join Grammy Award-winning superstar LeAnn Rimes and genre busting country duo Big & Rich as performers during the 2005 NBA All-Star Game. The All-Star Game from Denver will be televised on February 20 at 8:00 PM (ET) on TNT, Rogers Sportsnet in Canada and heard on ESPN Radio and in several languages on The festivities will be televised to a global audience reaching 214 countries.

Destiny’s Child will perform the player introductions of the East and West All-Star teams highlighting their hits “Lose My Breath” and “Soldier.” The Grammy Award winning group is back after a three-year hiatus to pursue solo recordings, Destiny Fulfilled, their multi-platinum selling album has maintained a Top 10 spot among Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart since its release in 2004.

The country music inspired halftime will feature singing phenomenon LeAnn Rimes performing “Nothin ‘Bout Love Makes Sense” from her newly released album This Woman, which was the #3 biggest selling album in the country, and the #2 best-selling country album on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. Breakthrough artists Big & Rich, who were nominated for a Grammy Award this year for Best Country Performance for a Duo or Group, will entertain fans with “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” and “Rollin’ (The Ballad of Big & Rich)” from their multi-platinum debut album Horse of a Different Color.

As part of the All-Star Saturday Night festivities, recording artist Kelly Clarkson will sing her chart-topping single “Since U Been Gone” from her sophomore release Breakaway, while one of America’s great rock ‘n’ roll bands the Goo Goo Dolls will perform their number one hit on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 “Give A Little Bit” from their platinum selling CD/DVD Live in Buffalo July 4th 2004. All-Star Saturday Night will be televised on February 19 at 8:30 PM (ET) on TNT and will feature in order: the RadioShack Shooting Stars, PlayStation Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout and Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk competitions.

NBA All-Star 2005 in Denver will present a week of activities that will showcase the greatest athletes in the world playing basketball at the highest level on an international stage, and will display the league’s deep commitment to its community. During the week, the NBA will conduct various interactive fan events such as NBA All-Star Jam Session, an interactive basketball theme park for fans of all ages taking place at the Colorado Convention Center.