Cole World’s homecoming couldn’t happen at a better time.
The National Basketball Association announced today that Grammy Award-nominated, and North Carolina native J. Cole will be headlining the 2019 NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday, Feb 17 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.
2019 GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist and North Carolina native @JColeNC will take the court in his home state to headline the 2019 #NBAAllStar Game halftime show (Sunday 2/17 @NBAonTNT)!
Cole already has fans hype about the release of Dreamville’s compilation album, Revenge of the Dreamers III. And most recently, his single Middle Child that he released last week. A performance at the NBA All-Star Game is definitely a good way to start what is accepted to be a good year for the rapper.
But that’s not all. Before the game, Philly rapper Meek Mill will take the stage as the opener for the introduction of the All-Star teams. Meek recently dropped his fourth studio album, Championships, in November, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200.
Meek Mill to open #NBAAllStar 2019! @MeekMill will take the stage for an exciting opening and entertaining introduction of the 2019 #NBAAllStar teams (Sunday 2/17 @NBAonTNT)!
In addition, the NBA will also have Charlotte’s own Anthony Hamilton performing the American national anthem. Followed by Carly Rae Jepsen singing the Canadian national anthem.
This game is looking like it will be one for the books. The 68th Annual All-Star Game will premiere on Sunday, Feb 17 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.