Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae to perform at NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans

By Daniel S Levine,

Pharrell Williams continues to build on his 2013 success by snagging high profile gigs in early 2014. Just after signing on to perform at the Oscars, the “Happy” singer has also agreed to perform at the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Feb. 16.

Williams will be the headliner at the Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's, reports Billboard. Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Williams will appear at the Oscars to perform his nominated song “Happy,” which appears in Universal’s Despicable Me 2. It’s one of four songs up for Best Original Song.

In 2013, Williams worked on two of the year’s biggest hits - Daft Punk’s “Get Luck” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” He’ll perform before the game, along with some surprise guests, notes The Associated Press.

The NBA All-Star Game’s halftime show will also be a star-studded affair with Earth, Wind & Fire headlining. The legendary group will perform with Janelle Monae, Gary Clark Jr., Dr. John and Trombone Shorty with Orleans Avenue. Clark and Serena Ryder will perform the National Anthem and the Canadian National Anthem, respectively, before the game.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has been recruited to perform at the Sprite Slam Dunk contest on Feb. 15.

The NBA is also hosting a celebrity basketball game on Feb. 14 with comedian Kevin Hart, actor Michael B. Jordan, model Erin Heatherton and ESPN analyst Bruce Bowen among the participants.

image: NBC

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