SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bollywood superstar and 2101 Records/Desi Hits!/Interscope Records recording artist Priyanka Chopra will be the featured artist for Thursday Night Kickoff – the pregame show for NFL Network's Thursday Night Football. Priyanka's debut single "In My City,' featuring will.i.am and produced by RedOne (Lady Gaga) and Brian Kennedy, will be the music bed for the intro to Thursday Night Kickoff. Earlier this week Priyanka shot the spot that will air every Thursday night before and after Thursday Night Football on NFL Network. Thursday Night Kickoff begins September 13th with the 185th meeting between Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers – the most-played rivalry in NFL history.
"It's been an honor working with the NFL Network to create such a fantastic launch for my debut single," said Priyanka. "I'm really thrilled to bring my music and a touch of India to America and its football fans"
"We're excited to showcase Priyanka's talent and worldwide appeal to millions of NFL fans across the United States," said NFL Network Executive Producer Eric Weinberger. "In My City will set the perfect tone for Thursday Night Kickoff which leads into each of the 13 primetime Thursday Night Football games on NFL Network."
The release of the full song and accompanying video for "In My City" are expected later this year.
Prior to each of the 13 primetime games telecast on NFL Network, Thursday Night Kickoff is a live, two-hour split edition pregame show aired in high definition with broadcast teams from each stadium site, as well as at NFL Network's Los Angeles studios. Featuring Emmy-nominated Rich Eisen and Steve Mariucci, plus NFL Hall of Fame players Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders, Thursday Night Kickoff begins at 6:00 PM ET leading into NFL Network primetime game.
Miss World, Actor, Humanitarian, Green Crusader, Brand Ambassador... Priyanka Chopra is a multifaceted personality and one of the most recognized and applauded talents in Indian cinema. Her foray into the entertainment industry began at the age of 17 with the Miss India and Miss World titles. Since making her entry into Bollywood, Priyanka has taken on acclaimed roles in many landmark films and is today acknowledged as one of the most versatile actors with many path-breaking performances to her credit. She has numerous national and international awards under her belt, including the Best Actress title from the National Film Awards, the oldest and the most prestigious film awards in India. She is actively involved with social issues as the National Ambassador for UNICEF in India and the Green Ambassador of the NDTV Greenathon, a nationwide environment campaign. In 2011, Priyanka was signed to 2101/Desi Hits!/Interscope Records to pursue another passion of hers - music. Being an international superstar, a versatile actor, a talented singer, and a philanthropist, the rest of the world will soon be able to see, and hear, what billions globally have been so excited about for years.
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