Alicia Keys Performs ‘Not Even the King’ at Stand Up to Cancer Benefit

Alicia Keys

Less than 24 hours after debuting her new single “Girl on Fire” at the VMAs, Alicia Keys was back on stage performing at the “Stand Up to Cancer” benefit on Friday night. The R&B songstress took the stage with “Not Even the King,” a new song off her upcoming album Girl on Fire, due November 27. She debuted the powerful record earlier this year at the MTV Upfront presentation.

“This is for all the beautiful people in my life and yours who are fighting a war against cancer, and suddenly all that matters is love. I pray that we win,” said Keys while seated at the piano.

Get lifted with Alicia.

[Alicia Keys Media]

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22 Comments

  1. Pierre

    Beautiful song, she sounds like an angel! the melody sounds a bit like Celine Dion’s “S’il suffisait d’aimer” at some parts.

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    Sonya Reply:

    @Pierre, I agree this is a beautiful song and a very beautiful performance. This song is from Alicia’s soul and this is what she is all about.

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    YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5 Reply:

    @Pierre, Shut The Hell up, this b**** can’t sing anymore she’s ain’t nothing but a Swiizy h**

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    Pierre Reply:

    @YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5, I didn’t say I liked her, just that the songs sound alike…So YOU shut up dumbass

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    B to the C down to the Man Orange Reply:

    @YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5, you Dumb

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    Juliette Reply:

    @Pierre, jsuis d’accord ! J’ai remarqué aussi quand elle dit “All the king’s horses and all the king’s men” !

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  2. Beyince

    Her new hair-do is terrible, but this song is beautiful!

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    toscaredtopostmyname Reply:

    @Beyince, and you know I was about to talk to you… dont ever talk about Alicia Keys like that… so but nothing ! YOU JUST LISTEN AND SHUT THE HELL UP

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    Raj Reply:

    @toscaredtopostmyname, Shut your dumb ass up. People have freedom of speech and you need to learn what that means, idiot.

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  3. Marie

    love it ! can’t wait for the upcoming album

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  4. toscaredtopostmyname

    i love this song mama keys!!!!!!!!

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  5. Trillafood

    Home wrecker Keys bores me

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  6. Linda

    yes! thumbs all the way up!

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  7. dodo

    feel like when she hooked up with Swiss beats, it damaged her career a bit.

    just sayin…

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    Meee Reply:

    @dodo, She did not hook up. She found the love of her life. Respect that.

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  8. Angela

    The lyrics and message are almost identical to “If I Aint Got You” …

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  9. Grant

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    Holly Reply:

    @Grant, does this person have a life? Is it a depressed woman seething on the internet? Is it Mashonda trolling every Alicia Keys post? I don’t get it.

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    Grant Reply:

    @Holly, LOL…I’d like to know as well!

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  10. B to the C down to the Man Orange

    pretty good song GO AK AK Girl & some of yall Crazy

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  11. B to the C down to the Man Orange

    Pretty good song

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