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Charlotte Cardin Will Perform the Canadian National Anthem at the 2024 NBA All-Star Game

It's been a big month for the Montreal artist, who garnered six Juno nominations last week.

Charlotte Cardin

Charlotte Cardin

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On the heels of becoming the most-nominated artist for this year's Juno Awards, Montreal pop singer Charlotte Cardin is adding another accomplishment to her roster: she'll be opening the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 18, performing the Canadian national anthem.

She appears alongside a star-studded lineup: legendary producer Babyface will be performing the American anthem, and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will be the halftime performer. Coco Jones will also be performing, while Lil Wayne is serving as an assistant coach.


On top of her six Juno nominations and the NBA announcement, Cardin also performed four dates in a row at Laval's Bell Centre last week, and heads to Toronto's Massey Hall this week. Cardin, who was named a Billboard CanadaBreakthrough Artist of 2023, will additionally perform at the Juno Awards in Halifax this March.

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Cardin is nominated for Junos for album of the year and pop album of the year for her sophomore record 99 Nights, as well as single of the year for the infectious "Confetti," songwriter of the year, artist of the year and TikTok fan choice.

As her star rises in Canada, the All-Star game appearance is an indication that Cardin, who has charted multiple times in Canada but has yet to chart in the United States, is turning heads south of the border. The All-Star game had nearly five million viewers last year (roughly one million viewers have tuned into the Juno Awards in recent years). It's only February, but 2024 is already looking like a slam dunk for Cardin.

The All-Star game airs February 18 at 8 p.m. EST.

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Celine Dion Battled Extreme Muscle Spasms From Stiff-Person Syndrome With Dangerously High Doses of Valium: ‘It Could Have Been Fatal’

The singer opened up about her decade-long struggle with the rare neurological disorder in Tuesday night's (June 11) primetime NBC special.

Celine Dion was so desperate to alleviate the pain from severe muscle spasms during her secret, nearly two-decade-long battle with the rare neurological and autoimmune disease Stiff-Person Syndrome that she took near-lethal doses of Valium in search of relief. In her one-hour primetime NBC special on Tuesday night (June 11), Dion said she took up to 90 milligrams of the medication used to treat anxiety, seizures and muscle spasms, an amount that is more than twice the recommended daily dose.

“I did not know, honestly, that it could kill me. I would take, for example before a performance, 20 milligrams of Valium, and then just walking from my dressing room to backstage — it was gone,” Dion said of the instant pain relief the medication offered at levels, however that “could have been fatal” if she’d continued at that pace. “At one point, the thing is, that my body got used to it at 20 and 30 and 40 [milligrams] until it went up. And I needed that. It was relaxing my whole body. For two weeks, for a month, the show would go on… but then you get used to [and] it doesn’t work anymore.”

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