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Pharrell, Soundgarden to perform prior to Seahawks' regular season opener vs Green Bay Packers

Posted Aug 3, 2014

To celebrate the start of the NFL season, Pharrell Williams and Soundgarden will perform outside Seattle's CenturyLink Field as part of the 2014 NFL Kickoff presented by XBOX

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Odds are you were already ecstatic about the Seattle Seahawks' 2014 regular season opener against the Green Bay Packers.

But during the first quarter of Sunday's Pro Football Hall of Fame game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, the NFL announced a couple more reasons for you to be "Happy."

Grammy Award-winning singer, song-writer, rapper, and record producer Pharrell Williams will perform live outside Seattle's CenturyLink Field on Thursday, Sept. 4 to help kick off the NFL's 95th season. The celebration marks the 10th ceremony honoring the defending Super Bowl champions with the League's opening game in their stadium on primetime.

Doors to CenturyLink Field's North Plaza open at 2:30 p.m. PT with the performance to take place prior to the matchup between the Seahawks and Packers. The Emerald City's own Grammy Award-winning rock band Soundgarden are set to kick off the free event with simulcast coverage of the 60-minute pregame show airing from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PT on NBC and NFL Network

Then, inside the loudest venue in sports, award-winning vocalist Ariana Grande will sing the National Anthem before the two teams take the field for a 5:30 p.m. PT kickoff in front of a national television audience on NBC.

If you're unfamiliar with the musician's distinguished sounds, we've put together a playlist of the pair's more popular music for you to listen to below.