Alicia Keys Returns to the Stage at Hope Rising! Benefit

Alicia Keys

Following the birth of her son last fall, Alicia Keys was welcomed back to her second home—the stage—at the Hope Rising! concert benefitting the Stephen Lewis Foundation at Toronto’s Sony Centre on Tuesday (May 3). The Grammy-winning vocalist, along with K’naan, Rufus Wainwright, Angélique Kidjo, and Holly Cole, lent their voices to help raise money and awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.

“If you can hear it, you can feel it, you can see it, then hope is rising everywhere we look,” said an inspired Alicia before singing her New York anthem “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down” and classic “Fallin’.”

Alicia is gearing up to perform at next month’s BET Awards and will release a special 10th Anniversary Deluxe and Collector’s edition of her debut songs in A minor on June 28.

Catch a couple of her live performances below.

[I Am Boi Genius and Alicia Keys Daily]



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36 Comments

  1. 49ers160

    Beautiful woman and a great role model. I wish i could meet her

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    tired Reply:

    @49ers160, ROLE MODEL???

    THIS BITCH TOOK SOMEONE MARRIED HUSBAND SMH!!!

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    Life Reply:

    @tired, I can see why you alone and tried, you done nothing with your life, that why you MAD at other people success, and life. YOU CAN STEAL A PERSON, THEY LEAVE AT THE ON FREE WILL. AND YOU DON’T THE PEOPLE, THERE 3 SIDES TO EVERY STORY, HIS, HER, AND THE TRUTH.

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    donchano Reply:

    @49ers160, Yes, I totally agree. Love and respect this lady so, so, SO much. It’s great to see her performing again. I only wish I could see her perform live. That would be amazing. She looks and sounds great. Welcome back Alicia. You rule.

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    INCAS Reply:

    @49ers160, she’s a great entertainer. I just wouldn’t say she’s the greatest role model. Unless young people wish to grow up to homewreck. Fo sho

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    Life Reply:

    @INCAS, NO ONE SHOULD BE SOMEBODY ROLEMODEL THEY DON’T PERSONALLY KNOW!

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    Sonya Reply:

    @INCAS, Disagree. I would say she is also the greatest role model. When you find someone who is perfect, you can also say they’re not human.

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  2. CagedBird

    That performance of No One is crazy! Welcome back Queen Alicia.

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  3. bri_bre

    congrads on the new baby & husband you deserve it and welcome back to the music scene we missed you …look great like you havent missed a beat : )

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  4. gladis

    AMAZINGGGG

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  5. 49ers160

    beautiful women and a great role model. I hope one day i could meet her

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  6. dj

    Awesome videos- Alicia’s back

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  7. LL

    Alicia has a lot of stuff happening in June. It’s gonna be major

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  8. I hate love

    She’s a husband thief
    I lost all respect for her

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    Yeah Reply:

    @I hate love,
    she didn’t steal your husband so STFU & mind your business -_-

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    Lisa Reply:

    @I hate love, your name says it all and unless she stole your husband you are bearing false witness to situations that you have absolutely no clue about. Go look in the mirror and deal with your own issues.

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  9. rockwitu

    @Yeah, LOL, exactly. These people tripping like they know the ex-wife personally, like how’d it impact your life. They act like they never met a “husband thief” in their life. And a woman can’t steal a “husband” who doesn’t want to be married to his wife. Think about it. People are so naive!!! I would like to think Akeys did Mashonda a favor. LOL!

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  10. @RonaldRanier

    Rap-Up, thanks for the “link back.”
    @CagedBird I agree, her performances were crazy. @LL I have deets on her “June Takeover.”

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  11. Jenn

    Love her!

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  12. Sheila

    What an absolutely talented and beautiful lady, welcome back Alicia. We love you dearly.

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  13. DJ

    Some of you fools, live in the past too much. And how do you steal somebody husband. When women grow up they will realize, you keep your own man in check, and take care of business you want have to worry. Because Alicia don’t care.

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    DJ Reply:

    @DJ, The couple keep each other in check, and both handle their business. I told my last GF before I married “take care of you, and your business.”

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  14. Jormarcus

    Yes alicia back…….. Cant wait for the cd

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  15. headphones

    so happy to see her performing :) plus i tweeted krucial (her partner in crime!) and he said they just started working on new music and it will probably drop next year

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  16. tired

    SMH

    HUSBAND STEALER

    THIS BITCH IS WACK FOR THAT & FAKE!!!!

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  17. anita

    Take your time Alicia. Anything you do is worth waiting for. :-) Next year sounds great. Meanwhile we have the movie you directed and the re-release of SIAM. You have got to be one of the busiest people I know. Extremely good role model and much respected lady. Much, much love. I’m always inspired by everything you do. Happy Mother’s Day, a little early. <3

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    Life Reply:

    @anita, Thank you for not being a turncoat, and keeping things postive.

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    Anita Reply:

    @Life, Your welcome! Never a turncoat. :-)

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  18. KeysofLife

    I promise you its more people for you then against you. Can’t wait for the new releases.

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  19. EMMANUEL

    I feel you all are crazy.Most of you only see her on tv an probably in shows have set up an action with her for you to receive a reaction.Till then i have got nothing to say

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  20. truthfully

    The headlines should read “homewrecka back on stage” hide your kids, hide your husband

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    Ldl Reply:

    @truthfully, Small minds. Very, very small. You better put a mask on your sheltered ones every time they venture outside and by all means don’t let them anywhere near the T.V. or internet. Oh yes, and plug their ears. Wouldn’t want them to HEAR anything bad either. But then they live with someone like you, so what difference does it really make? I’m sure you’ll teach them how to be real jerks. I really think YOU should go into hiding if Alicia scares you that much. Much much respect for this lady.

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  21. alicia's a homewrecka

    this desperate chic again…she is a horrible role model

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    Sonya Reply:

    @alicia’s a homewrecka, Nice to see you didn’t have the first comment this time. Anyway to think or suggest Alicia is desperate is Soooo funny. She’s definitely NOT desperate. She seems to be doing just fine. Keep doin your thing Alicia, maybe someday these cyber bullies will grow up.

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    Karen Reply:

    @alicia’s a homewrecka, Love Alicia. She is a terrific role model. <3

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    dj Reply:

    @alicia’s a homewrecka, I love how pathetic you are that you’ve made an account on here to just post negative comments about AKeys. You’re life obviously is pretty terrible if that’s something that gives you kicks. Get a REAL life piece of s*&#

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