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Sting to perform at halftime of the 2016 NBA All-Star game

TORONTO, CANADA - April 19: Drake sits on the sideline during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA playoffs with the Brooklyn Nets against the Toronto Raptors on April 19, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)


TORONTO, CANADA - April 19: Drake sits on the sideline during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA playoffs with the Brooklyn Nets against the Toronto Raptors on April 19, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)


Sting will headline the halftime performance of the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto on Feb. 14, the league announced on Thursday via an official release.

The NBA has mostly gone with pop stars or musicians from the hip-hop or R&B genres for the bulk of its recent All-Star performances, but in a move reminiscent of how the NFL chooses its halftime entertainment for the Super Bowl, the league has decided on someone who will potentially attract a much broader audience.

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performed at halftime of the 2015 event, which was held at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

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