The top Bollywood actress and former Miss World, who shares management with Lady Gaga, will debut her single “In My City”, featuring will.i.am, as the intro bed for the football show. MUMBAI – Top Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra will take her first steps as an international music artiste with the debut of her single “In My City” on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. OUR EDITOR RECOMMENDS.
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The single features will.i.am and is produced by RedOne (whose credits include Lady Gaga) and Brian Kennedy. Chopra is signed to Interscope Records, DesiHits! and 2101 Records while she is managed by Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter, CEO of Atom Factory. Recently, she also became the first Bollywood star to be signed by CAA. Chopra will be the featured artist for Thursday Night Kick Off which begins September 13th with the 185th meeting between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, the most-played rivalry in NFL history. Chopra recently shot the spot that will air every Thursday night before and after Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network.
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As one of the top actresses in Bollywood, Chopra’s recent credits include actioner Don 2, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, while her upcoming titles include Barfi with Ranbir Kapoor and superhero caper Krrish 3 with Hrithik Roshan. In addition, Chopra has always had a musical inclination as she told THR in a recent interview, “I love music as I grew up with it thanks to my father who loves to sing. We woke up every morning to music. I knew how to sing before I knew how to read.”
The release of the full song and accompanying video for “In My City” are expected later this year. Over the last year, Chopra has made frequent trips to the US to record her debut album which is expected to feature collaborations with international artists and producers such as Swedish House Mafia.
“It’s been an honor working with the NFL Network to create such a fantastic launch for my debut single,” said Chopra. “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,” added 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.”