Rapper/Singer T-Pain has been tapped to perform live in front of over 4,000 partygoers at the NYE 2011: Official Playboy New Year’s Eve Celebration at Hilton Chicago. The Grammy Award winner will perform hits such as “I’m Sprung,” “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper),” “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’),” “Bartender” and “Can’t Believe It” at the celebration. This marks the second straight year that Playboy has partnered with nightlife event producers Global Adrenaline to host a New Year’s Eve party at the historic Hilton Chicago. Last year’s event, headlined by Pitbull, attracted over 4,500 revelers including celebrities and athletes from the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, and Patrick Kane and Jonathon Towes from the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. This year, the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Chicago will be transformed into a 12,500-square-foot Playboy VIP Lounge, which will bring together nightlife and gambling to create a true Playboy experience. The VIP lounge offers meet-and-greets with eight Playboy Playmates, an extra hour of premium open bar, and live casino gambling benefiting Reach Out Chicago. T-Pain has produced and written a plethora of chart-topping, platinum-selling singles and has collaborated with an array of A-list artists including Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, R. Kelly, Lil Wayne, and Ludacris. In addition to T-Pain’s performance, entertainment will be provided by Ultra Records artists and Chicago natives Jump Smokers, along with music from some of the city’s top DJs, including B96 radio station mixmasters DJ Flipside and Mixin Marc, and club favorites Dante the Don and Gus Karas. Tickets for NYE 2011 start at $165 and include four-hour premium open bar, midnight champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres and buffet. Tickets for the Playboy VIP Lounge are available for $215. Table reservations range from $1,000 – $3,000 and room reservations for ticket holders at Hilton Chicago start at $159. For information, tickets, or table reservations visit www.NewYears11.com or call (312) 226-6990.