John Legend will return to the NBA All-Star weekend as the game’s halftime performer, it was announced Monday.
The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter performed the national anthem at the annual showcase in Houston in 2013. He was a halftime performer in Phoenix in 2009.
The All-Star game is scheduled Feb. 19 in New Orleans. It was moved from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of a state law that requires transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to their birth gender in public buildings.
Excited to announce that I’ll be performing at this year’s #NBAAllStar game in NOLA. pic.twitter.com/70yUfQao1B
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 12, 2016
Legend released his fifth album, “Darkness and Light,” this month.
The All-Star game will air live on TNT.
Source: New York AP