Jason Derulo to perform halftime show of Lions Thanksgiving game

Music star Jason Derulo will perform at halftime of the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day Classic Nov. 23.

The Detroit Lions made the announcement Monday about Derulo at their 78th annual Thanksgiving game, this year's a divisional showdown with the NFC North Division leading Minnesota Vikings. Kickoff is 12:30 p.m. on FOX 2.

Derulo is a multi-platinum powerhouse whose hits have generated billions of views on YouTube. With 102 million-plus single equivalent sales worldwide both his introductory breakout "Watcha Say" and "Talk Dirty" [feat. 2 Chainz] reached quadruple-platinum status, while "Want To Want Me" and "Ridin' Solo" went triple-platinum, and "Trumpets," "Wiggle" [feat. Snoop Dogg], and "In My Head" earned double-platinum certifications. Platinum singles include "Marry Me," "The Other Side," and "It Girl," while "Get Ugly" and "Don't Wanna Go Home" went gold. 

Cumulative streams continue to soar, exceeding 6.3 billion and YouTube views surpass 4 billion. At radio, his music impacted a total audience of 20 billion-plus listeners with a staggering 3.5 billion spins. Jason is also a featured performer for the Monday Night Football theme, his clothing line LVL XIII launched in Bloomingdales this Fall, he has both a label and publishing deal with Warner Brothers Records, and he is currently an investor in both Catch L.A. and Rumble Boxing with Sylvester Stallone and Ashton Kutcher.

Saxophonist Mike Phillips will perform the national anthem.

World renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips is known as one of the most electrifying instrumentalists today. His version of the National Anthem during last year's NFC Championship game sent shockwaves all over the NFL as one of the best anthems ever done instrumentally and now is known as the "SAXTHEM." Phillips has played for 3 Super Bowl halftime shows with various artists and served two consecutive years as music director for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. 

Phillips has had three albums debut in the Top #5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts and his new album "Pulling off The Covers" is due in early 2018.
 

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