Mike Posner will perform Detroit Lions Thanksgiving halftime show

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Mike Posner will play the Detroit Lion's Thanksgiving halftime show

Grammy-nominated songwriter Mike Posner is coming home for Thanksgiving.

The Detroit Lions took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that the Southfield-native would be performing during the Detroit Lion's Thanksgiving halftime show on Thursday, Nov. 22.

Posner joins Jason Derulo and rapper Big Sean as recent hitmaking performers for the Lions' big day. While we wait with bated breath for the Lions to reinvent themselves into a consistently winning team, Posner has the reinvention game on lock.

The "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" singer's come up began in while a college student at Duke University with early mixtapes A Matter of Time and One Foot Out the Door, featuring heavy collaboration from fellow Michigander and would-be rap superstar, Big Sean. After being signed to J Records, Posner released his debut studio album 31 Minutes to Takeoff in 2010 showcasing his talents as a contemporary R&B singer-songwriter with songs like "Cooler Than Me" and "Please Don't Go."

In 2016, Posner's career saw a revival with a dance remix of his melancholic acoustic-folk song "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" by Norwegian producers Seeb which received a nod from critics with a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.
Since that time, Mike Posner stepped into the weird with his Mansionz side project with singer Blackbear, which featured a confusing mix of neon green hair and a collaboration with former-Pistons star Dennis Rodman.
This time around, Posner's visual and sonic aesthetic veers into reawakened spiritual consciousness on his latest single "Song About You," which dropped on Nov. 2, 2018 and should appease football fans on the most joyfully gluttonous day of the year.

The Detroit Lions will play the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 22 at Ford Field. Kick off is at 12:30 pm, the national anthem will be performed by Larry Callahan and Selected of God Choir.

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