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Posted: January 30, 2019

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

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016 photo, J. Cole performs at the 2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festivals at Citi Field, in New York. 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, 2019. He released his latest single, “Middle Child,” on Jan. 23. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016 photo, J. Cole performs at the 2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festivals at Citi Field, in New York. 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, 2019. He released his latest single, “Middle Child,” on Jan. 23. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

The Associated Press

NEW YORK —

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.

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

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

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