Pharrell Williams + Ariana Grande to Kick Off New NFL Season

by | PopCrush
Pharrell Williams + Ariana Grande
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The NFL is adding some big pop stars to their lineup to help kick off the 95th season of football!

Pharrell Williams will start off the show on Thursday, Sept. 4 with a live performance outside of the CenturyLink stadium in Seattle, Wash. before the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks take the field. We’re guessing he’ll entertain the crowd with one or both of his most recent singles, ‘Happy’ and ‘Come Get It Bae.’

After Pharrell and before the actual in-game kick off happens, Ariana Grande is scheduled to sing the National Anthem. With her powerhouse vocals, it’s sure to be incredible! Fans might be a little bummed not to get a live rendition of her new hit ‘Break Free,’ but it’s an honor to be asked to sing the patriotic tune and she’s sure to give the performance the vocal talent it deserves.

The musical lineup is to honor the Super Bowl champion, the Seattle Seahawks, and ring in the 95th season with some incredible talent. The Seattle-native band Soundgarden will also be there to rock the stadium as part of the celebration.

Catch all three acts at the ‘2014 NFL Kickoff Presented by XBOX’ at 7:30PM ET on Thursday, Sept. 4.

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