Anthony Hamilton May 2017

The NBA has announced today Charlotte born R&B legend Anthony Hamilton will sing the National Anthem at the upcoming NBA All Star game in his hometown. The game will take place at the Spectrum Center on February 17th.

Also performing during the game will be J. Cole during halftime, Meek Mill during player introductions, and Carly Rae Jepsen singing the Canadian National Anthem. The 68th NBA All-Star Game begins at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and will be seen by fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

Charlotte’s own Hamilton will release his ninth full-length studio album this year. This will be his first album since “What I’m Feelin” nearly three years ago in 2016.

Most recently, Hamilton joined Omari Hardwick on his single “hOme”. He also used his voice to speak out with the powerful single “Love Conquers All”.