International superstar and Grammy Award-winning pop diva Shakira will team up with 12-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress Alicia Keys for a one-of-a-kind performance headlining the 2010 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, to benefit NBA Cares.
Shakira will dazzle the crowd performing her current single “Give It Up To Me” in addition to the title single “She Wolf” off of her current hit album She Wolf. Alicia Keys will keep the stage hot belting out her classic hit “No One” from the 2007 multi-platinum selling album As I Am. Keys will also perform the chart topping single “Empire State of Mind” as well as deliver a sweet serenade of her smash hit “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” off of her current chart-topping album The Element of Freedom.
Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Usher will perform his high-energy single “More” during the introductions of the 2010 NBA All-Stars. In addition, TNT filmed an exclusive music video with Usher for the single “More” which will run in 600 Regal Cinemas beginning Friday, Jan. 29 and serve as a promotional spot for the 2010 NBA All-Star. Usher will also treat the crowd to a special performance of the fan favorite single “Yeah!” from his 2004 multi-platinum selling album Confessions.
NBA All-Star 2010 in Dallas will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. This will be the second NBA All-Star in Dallas. The city also hosted the event in 1986.
NBA Cares is the league’s social responsibility initiative that builds on the NBA’s long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. Through this umbrella program, the NBA, its teams and players have donated more than $115 million to charity, provided more than one million hours of hands-on service to communities around the world, and created more than 440 places where kids and families can live, learn or play. NBA Cares works with internationally recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes, including: KaBOOM!, Special Olympics, Boys' and Girls' Clubs of America, UNICEF, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosi
The 2010 NBA All-Star Game performances will take place before the largest crowd ever to attend a basketball game – at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The NBA All-Star Game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, Score Canada, ESPN Radio, and in more than 200 countries in more than 40 languages.