Burna Boy, Rema, and Tems carried out on the 2023 NBA All-Star Sport halftime present tonight (February 19). The three Nigerian artists took turns onstage, with Burna Boy kicking issues off with an brisk efficiency of a few of his hits—“It’s A lot,” “Final Final,” and “Alone”—earlier than Rema took over to sing “Calm Down” and “Vacation.” Tems closed out the section with a medley of “Loopy Tings,” “Free Thoughts,” “Essence,” and “Larger” whereas encircled by backup dancers. Watch the total halftime set under.
Earlier than tip-off at tonight’s All-Star Sport, Publish Malone carried out his songs “Wow.” and “Rockstar” for a crowd of followers. For the latter track, he introduced out 21 Savage, who seems on the unique studio model of that observe.
Tems is contemporary off her 2023 Grammys win—her first—for Greatest Melodic Rap Efficiency along with her Future and Drake collaboration “Look ahead to U.” She’s nominated for the 2023 Oscar for Greatest Authentic Tune for her work on Rihanna’s “Carry Me Up,” from the soundtrack for Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually. Rema appeared on FKA twigs’ Caprisongs observe “Jealousy” in January 2022; he shared his debut album Rave & Roses in April. Burna Boy’s final LP Love, Damini dropped that summer season.
Take a look at Pitchfork’s “Rising” characteristic “Rema Is Main the Subsequent Era of Nigerian Pop.”
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