Alicia Keys Performs at NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

Alicia Keys

Following the Inaugural Ball, the Super Bowl, and the Grammys, Alicia brought her keys to the court for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. With her hair slicked back, the Grammy-winning singer headlined the halftime show at the Toyota Center in Houston, decked out in a midriff-baring top, leather sweatpants, and sneakers while performing a 10-minute medley of her hits.

Although she was in H-town, that didn’t stop Alicia from opening with her New York anthem “Empire State of Mind” while seated at the piano.

She ignited the stage with a dancehall remix to “Girl on Fire,” accompanied by male dancers in suits, headphones, and Reebok Kamikaze sneakers courtesy of her husband Swizz Beatz.

“Help me celebrate love, help me celebrate life,” said Alicia while belting out her smash “No One” as the audience put their lighters in the air.

She closed with the empowering “New Day,” getting down with her troupe of dancers during the big finale.

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37 Comments

  1. Critic

    I love you Alicia but someone please get her some cough drops.

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    Lame Niggas Be Quiet Reply:

    @Critic, I’m dead

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    Zave Reply:

    @Critic, LMAO!! Yesssssssssss!! and throw in Laurie Ann Gibson too! Alicia stoppppp

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    LOLLMAO Reply:

    @Zave, LMAOOOOO! Yesss!

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    british proune uk 2013 Reply:

    @Critic, Lmao LOL Lamooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  2. deeJay

    I love her outfit. The performance was aswsome.

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    CITY Reply:

    @deeJay, THIS PERFORMANCE WAS A COMPLETE DISASTER, I NEVER THOUGHT I WUD BE SAYING THAT ABOUT ALICIA KEYS BUT GOODNESS, IT WAS DREDFUL TO WATCH 4RM TOP 2 BOTTOM, SHE SHUD BE EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED IN HERSELF CONSIDERING SHE’S DONE MUCH BETTER IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

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  3. Nina B

    Loving how different and FRESH Alicia’s keeping it! Say what you want, but she’s growing and changing and doing it damn well!!

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    koko Reply:

    @Nina B, I agree 100% Loved it and the reggae twist on Girl on Fire. You can tell she was having fun.

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    Stop It Reply:

    @Nina B, stop lying to yourself

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    LOLLMAO Reply:

    @Stop It, LMAOOOO! This person ea lied to their selves

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  4. MinajRules2013

    Nobody wants to hear this tired flat chested ho3 sing! She must have been a last resort since the Queen is busy starting on the #1 tv show in the country.

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    LOgan Reply:

    @MinajRules2013,

    Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin?

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    MinajRules2013 Reply:

    @LOgan, “HAHA” you’re so funny. There is only ONE Queen and that’s Queen Onika!

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    LOLLMAO Reply:

    @MinajRules2013, LOL You crack me up chile # get ‘em

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    Lame Niggas Be Quiet Reply:

    @LOLLMAO, Beyonce is the truth. It’s time for people to stop denying that. I mean come on. The girl is superior I her peers and she’s been showing that for years. Just admit jt!

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  5. JFREEDOM

    THAT PERFORMANCE WAS HORRIBLE! ONLY A TRUE STAR WOULD BE ABLE TO TURN THAT AROUND!!

    RIHANNA WOULD JUST BRUK OUT!! LOL

    I WOULD JUST INVITE AN AUDIENCE MEMBER ON STAGE!! IMRPOV

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  6. JFREEDOM

    THAT WAS HORRIBLE! THE VOICE! HUH?! AND EVERYONE GETS AT RIH! I SWEAR “STAY” WAS A SURPRISE AT THE GRAMMYS

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    aba Reply:

    @JFREEDOM, comparing forehead to Alicia is like comparing two vacuum cleaners of different brands, they both suck.

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    aba Reply:

    @JFREEDOM, comparing forehead to alicia is like comparing 2 vacuum cleaners of different brads, in the end they both suck.

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    elle Reply:

    @JFREEDOM, comparing forehead with alicia is like comparing 2 vacuum cleaners from different brands, in the end they both suck.

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  7. british proune uk 2013

    Nice outfit and I know people are tired of her singing the song Girl on Fire so many time people had want her to sing a different song

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  8. dave

    Her voice is raspy just like chrissette,melanie fiona,jasmine sullivan.But she was a bit shaky on few keys that’s all

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  9. Sharp Tongue

    Alicia Keys a.k.a singing Keyshia Cole notes.

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  10. moe moe

    That shit sucked

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  11. Mimi

    what was with her voice??

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  12. LOgan

    She sounded worst that a tape of prep-recorded Beyonce vocals, strains and all.

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  13. kate

    love her real singer

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    MinajRules2013 Reply:

    @kate, “real singer” wow you must not listen to a lot of music. This broad has no talent!

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  14. aba

    Alicia Offkeys… Beyoncé was there, the people responsible for the halftime show should’ve just kicked Alicia off the damn stage right after the first strained note and get Beyoncé to give everyone great entertainment.

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    Anita Reply:

    Why? Do you think Beyonce is perfect all the time? No, she even chooses to lip sync to her fans. Nothing real about that. Anyone can do it. Just as well listen to the recording. I’d rather hear a few imperfections from Alicia and get a REAL LIVE performance than listen to a recording from any other artist. So, she wasn’t perfect, but who is. She’s been doing a lot of really outstanding performances lately. She can have a little off night and still be appreciated by those of us who love that she never cheats her fans and gives her all everytime. Alicia never disappoints.

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    Tae Reply:

    @Anita, I know you still not talking about beyonce singing with her own track who cares its over and that still ain’t stop her tour from selling out so when Alicia can sell out a tour in secs get @ me damn hating ass!

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    Anita Reply:

    @Tae, Yes, I actually am and my comment was directed at “aba” who chose to down Ms Keys. The kind of person who pulls up something about Alicia, just to down her and put Beyonce on a pedastal, like she could do no wrong and brag about her greatness.?? I’m pretty much pointing out that Beyonce is not perfect either, and she wouldn’t even attempt to sing the National Anthem. So it was her voice. Yeah. It still wasn’t live but yet it was perceived to be. That’s not hating, that’s just stating a fact. It doesn’t matter to me how fast Beyonce sells out a tour to me. I could care less. Believe me, I don’t make it a special point to pull up Beyonce just to brag about other artists and compare them to her.

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  15. Tae

    It was good over all just had a horse voice but I like that she moving around I guess!

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  16. Kwame louder

    Her vocal was horrible, the performance was bad too,, I always said that Alicia keys was so overrated,,, maybe they should have let brandy perform!!!

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  17. EWWWWW

    Performance was awful. I would rather listen to finger nails going across the chalkboard for 30 mins. TSK TSK TSK….Should have let beyonce perform. so that way alicia couldn’t embarass herself.

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  18. jdskgh

    DAAAAMMMMNNN DAAAAAMMMMMNN DAAAAAAMMMMMMNNN….that was some shit i don’t like.

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