The annual NBA All-Star Weekend is swiftly approaching, so you know what that means. The best of the best ballers and performers will be headed to Orlando, Florida to give their fans a show they won't soon forget. While stars such as Lebron James and Kobe Bryant will definitely garner much attention, a bevy of chart-topping performers are scheduled to set fire to the stage with their own knockout showmanship. 

Setting the mood for what is sure to be a wild weekend, Nicki Minaj will perform a mash-up medley of her radio hit "Superbass" and her new pop single "Starship" at the introduction show. Here's to something a bit more Superbowl and less Grammys. Mary J Blige has been tapped to belt out the Star Spangled Banner as only she can. Radio favorite Pitbull will team up with Ne-Yo for their infectious single "Give Me Everything" at the halftime show, a set that always turns out special guest performers. 

Will.I.Am, Flo Rida, J. Cole and Gym Class Heroes are also scheduled to rock the house at the fan favorite Saturday night events and the pregame show, respectively. With so much star power geared to air next weekend, there's bound to be more than a few spectacular moments, both on the courts and off, so make sure to tune in.

Are this year's performances shaping up to trump last year's Roc Nation/Young Money dominated show?  

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