Turner and the NBA today announced that Grammy nominated artist Travis Scott will perform at the NBA Awards on TNT, presented by Kia, to be held Monday, June 25, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Scott will perform his hits “Butterfly Effect” and “Goosebumps” for the packed house, honoring this year’s biggest and best moments from the 2018 NBA season. Hosted by Anthony Anderson, the night is sure to be a must-see event.
The 2018 NBA Awards on TNT – presented live from historic Barker Hangar in Los Angeles – will honor all of the league’s top performers from the 2017-18 NBA season, including the exclusive unveiling of the Kia NBA MVP, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award, among others.
The second annual NBA Awards on TNT will feature current and former NBA players, coaches, musical performance by Scott, and celebrity presenters throughout the evening. Additionally, the Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal will be integrated throughout the show. It was previously announced that Dikembe Mutombo will receive the Sager Strong Award, presented annually to an individual who has been a trailblazer while exemplifying courage, faith, compassion and grace. Additional details will be announced leading up to this year’s event.
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About Travis Scott
The Houston-raised and Los Angeles-based artist, producer, songwriter, designer, style icon, and Cactus Jack Records founder indelibly and irrevocably impacts culture as well. Powered by his visionary production, inimitable curation, airtight rapping, and stratosphere-shattering singing, 2016 saw him ascend to heights of superstardom to rival the size of his native Texas. Magnetically attracting one of the most diehard fan bases in music, his second consecutive platinum full-length opus Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight [Epic Records/Grand Hustle] crashed the Billboard Top 200 at #1 and Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart at #1. Among a bevy of unpredictable, undeniable, and uncontainable bangers, “Goosebumps” [feat. Kendrick Lamar] earned an RIAA triple-platinum certification, the Young Thug collaboration “Pick Up The Phone” [feat. Quavo] went double-platinum, “Beibs in the Trap” [feat. Nav] soared to platinum, and “Through the Late Night” [feat. Kid Cudi] became gold. Consistently “One of Spotify’s 100 Most Streamed Artists in the World,” his total streams surpassed 1 billion by 2017. To date, album sales exceed over 1 million track sales and single sales exceed over 2.7 million track sales worldwide. These and many more accomplishments and milestones have simply set the stage for his third full-length offering, Astroworld, slated for an early 2018 arrival. One of the year’s most anticipated records, he preceded it with the platinum “Butterfly Effect.”
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf, along with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League beginning in Summer 2018. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com. Turner Sports recently launched B/R Live, a premium live streaming sports platform that serves as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The new streaming service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime and on the screen of their choice.
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.