Arianators, mark your calendars – Ariana Grande has booked her latest high-profile gig!
Less than a week after landing a plum role on Ryan Murphy’s Fox thriller Scream Queens, the 21-year-old “Bang Bang” singer will be showing off her impressive pipes as the headliner at the 64th NBA All-Star Game halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on TNT, held at Madison Square Garden.
Expected to perform a compilation of her biggest hits – we’re banking on “Break Free,” “Love Me Harder” and “Problem” making the cut! – this is a feather in Grande’s cap as she continues on her whirlwind run.
The pint-sized singer is up for two GRAMMYs this year, nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album (My Everything) and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj), and in less than a year, notched two No. 1 albums – an impressive feat for an artist at the start of her career!
The NBA All-Star Game halftime show is presented by the Entertainment Series via JBL. Last year, Earth Wind & Fire and Janelle Monae were among the performers.
Are you excited about Ariana’s All-Star headlining gig? Tell us your thoughts by tweeting Philiana Ng at @insidethetube, and don’t forget that #ETnow hashtag!
While you’re here, relive the singer’s most adorably awkward moments from 2014 – from her hilarious Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show run-in to her maybe-sorta kiss with Ian Somerhalder.