Weyburn singer Tenille Arts has been announced to perform the Canadian national anthem prior to the NBA All-Star 2020 game on Sunday, February 16 in Chicago. This is her second appearance representing her home country at a premiere National Basketball Association event; last year she sang the Canadian national anthem at game three of the NBA finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. Chicagoan Chaka Khan will sing the U.S. national anthem prior to the 8 p.m. ET tip off.
“I’m so honored to be back performing the Canadian national anthem again,” said Tenille. “I’m excited to stand with the Canadian players and represent my home country for the NBA All-Star game!”
GRAMMY® Award -winning recording artist and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will perform a special tribute to the late Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and their seven friends who tragically passed away in a helicopter accident on Jan. 26. Hudson’s performance will open the night ahead of player introductions at the United Center.
Included in the weekend’s festivities will be ten-time GRAMMY winner Chaka Khan, Golden Globe-, GRAMMY- and Primetime Emmy Award-winning rapper, singer and actress Queen Latifah and GRAMMY-nominated artist Jeremih, as well as Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian “Dame D.O.L.L.A.” At halftime, Chance The Rapper will take the stage with five-time GRAMMY winner Lil Wayne, 2020 GRAMMY winner DJ Khaled and GRAMMY-nominated Migos rapper Quavo for a star-studded performance of their chart-topping hits.
Tenille made her Grand Ole Opry debut on September 21, 2019 and performed at the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium on January 3, 2020. National television appearances include the TODAY Show, the Radio Disney Music Awards and singing the Canadian National Anthem at game 3 of the 2019 NBA finals.
She will be making her way back to her hometown for the Weyburn Concert Series, as she will be performing in the Cugnet Centre on Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.