Priyanka Chopra to serve as opening music act for NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football” & She replaces CeeLo Green..
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The Indian actress-singer, who sang the intro to last season’s “Thursday Night Kickoff,” will sing the intro to NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football” this season. Chopra’s track “In My City” will be featured as the new theme for Thursday Night Football, premiering at the opening of each of the 13-primetime Thursday Night games.
Her first single, “In My City”, debuted in the US on 13 September 2012 in a TV spot for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, 12 hours after the full song debuted in India;[a shortened version of the song was used to open each show of the season.
“Having grown up in both New York and Boston, two major football cities and coincidentally the two teams playing the night of my big debut, it’s nothing short of surreal to be with NFL Network as the opening act for Thursday Night Football. ‘In My City’ was my first single, it has a very special place in my heart, and I am beyond excited to bring the amazing energy of the track to the NFL’s passionate fans,” said Priyanka Chopra.
NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football begins each week at 6:00 PM ET with the Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff pregame show live from the stadium.
Priyanka Chopra is an Indian film actress and singer, and was the winner of the Miss World pageant of 2000. Through her successful film career, Chopra has become one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses and one of the most popular celebrities in India. She has won a National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four categories.
Chopra’s main vocal influence was her father, who she said was “an incredible singer”, and helped develop her interest in singing. She was especially close to her father, who died in June 2013; in 2012 she got a tattoo reading “Daddy’s lil girl”, in his handwriting.