Priyanka Chopra has received an NFL promotion.
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. She replaces CeeLo Green.
Chopra’s song, “In My City,” was used for last year’s pre-games. The song features will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.
Chopra was crowned Miss World in 2000. She has appeared in a number of films and won India’s national film award for best actress for 2008’s “Fashion.”
Carrie Underwood took over the theme song for “Sunday Night Football” this year after Faith Hill sang it for six seasons.
“Having grown up in both New York and Boston, two major [rival] football cities and coincidentally the two teams playing the night of my big debut, it’s nothing short of surreal to be with the NFL 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,” Chopra said in a statement.