Alicia Keys Holds 8th Annual Black Ball with Swizz Beatz, Usher, &

Alicia Keys and Usher

Alicia Keys was the belle of the ball at the 8th Annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Thursday evening (Nov. 3). The Grammy-winning songstress, who co-founded the non-profit organization, shimmered in a gold top, cream-colored blazer, and gold pointy-toe heels as she posed on the red carpet with her husband Swizz Beatz, who looked sharp in an all-black tux.

“I am overwhelmed by the kindness I witnessed last night at the eighth annual Black Ball NY,” said Keys, who raised over $3 million for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in India and Africa. “I am forever grateful to all of our supporters whose generosity will provide AIDS treatment and care for so many in desperate need.”

Queen Latifah, Tyra Banks, Gayle King, Kerry Washington, Carmelo Anthony, and La La Vazquez were among the stars who dressed up to honor the spiritual, musical, and philanthropic legacy of the late George Harrison.

Guests were treated to performances by Usher, Norah Jones,, Jay Sean, and more. The “Fallin’” singer joined Usher and Richie Sambora on The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” and closed the night by singing “I Gotta Feeling” with, as her mother and brother danced onstage.

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  1. Lisa

    Alicia is gorgeous, such a wonderful human being. Swizz cleans up well. I love these two and I love that she really is a superwoman with a heart of gold.


  2. Ice

    The way Swizz was holding her stomach I thought she was pregnant again. Personally, I think Alicia is one of the prettiest singers in the music business.


  3. Karen

    Love Alicia and everything she does for others but I wonder why it’s called the Black Ball? Anyway she looks gorgeous as usual and I’m sure she sang great too. I hope they raised tons of money for her charity and I’m really looking forward to the new album.


  4. James

    why did i have to take a second look to realize that was usher?


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  6. chris

    wtf is this…boring…yaaaaawwwwnnn


  7. Love It

    Alicia is a genius! I love her heart, spirit, music.
    I will always support everything she is involved in.

    I already have my tickets for Broadway, Stickfly.


  8. Dreya

    It amazes me that people don’t know what a black tie, black or white ball event. All the guest dress in that color only. People usually dress in the color black or black and white. It isn’t a racist comment.


  9. kim

    she really is beautiful on the inside out. I love how she puts soo much determination into her charity as she does her music. True beauty


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