July 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Recording artist J. Cole (Jermaine Lamarr Cole) performs live during Lollapalooza Music Festival at Grant Park.

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J. Cole and Meek Mill to Headline NBA All-Star Game

January 30, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will headline the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game.

The seven-time Grammy Award nominee will return to his home state to perform a medley of hits at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 17. He released his latest single, "Middle Child," on Jan. 23.

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The National Basketball Association also announced on Wednesday that Meek Mill will open the game and perform an introduction of the All-Star teams.

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Charlotte-born Anthony Hamilton will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and Grammy winner Carly Rae Jepsen will perform the Canadian national anthem.

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The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be broadcast on TNT.

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