Alicia Keys

Dec
15
New Music: Alicia Keys – ‘Somewhere in the City’

Somewhere in the City

Alicia Keys digs in the crates and liberates “Somewhere in the City,” an outtake from her 2012 album Girl on Fire. The full song was never released, but a clip can be heard at the end credits of her documentary, Keep a Child Alive with Alicia Keys.

The piano ballad officially debuted on her website AKVault.com as part of her “12 Days of Christmas” giveaways.

On Sunday, she and Swizz Beatz celebrated their baby shower with family and friends. Their second child together is due by New Year’s.

Hear Alicia take it back with her unreleased joint.

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Dec
3
New Music: Alicia Keys – ‘We Gotta Pray’

Alicia Keys

While protestors march for Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Alicia Keys uses her voice as a call to action on the powerful piano ballad “We Gotta Pray.” The pregnant songstress, whose second child is due later this month, urges unity, peace, and love, while the accompanying video shows protestors holding up signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and quotes from Martin Luther King and Gandhi.

“We gotta pray, pray for the world tonight / We gotta save, somebody save somebody tonight,” she sings.

Just this week, Alicia celebrated the 11th anniversary of her sophomore album The Diary of Alicia Keys by re-releasing the Kanye West remix to “If I Ain’t Got You.”

Hear her peaceful anthem below.

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Nov
12
Alicia Keys Talks Pregnancy, Blended Families, & Children’s Book on ‘Wendy’

Alicia Keys

In between preparing for her second child and juggling her music career, Alicia Keys paid a visit to “The Wendy Williams Show” on Wednesday to promote her new children’s book. The pregnant songstress said that she is due at the end of December, but wouldn’t reveal the baby’s gender (although Wendy tried it).

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Nov
9
Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, & Ed Sheeran Perform at MTV EMA

Alicia Keys and Ariana Grande

Nicki Minaj wasn’t the only superstar performer at the 2014 MTV EMA. Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, U2, Enrique Iglesias, and more all brought their talents to Glasgow, Scotland for Sunday’s big show.

Ariana Grande kicked off the evening on a high note by performing a medley of her smash hits “Problem” and “Break Free.” The pop diva also took home the awards for Best Female and Best Song (“Problem”), which was presented to her by Alicia Keys and Emeli Sandé.

Ariana’s boyfriend Big Sean was cheering her on. “Shine bright my baby!!! U look amazing!” he told her, to which she responded, “You’re my favorite.”

Following an introduction from Redfoo, a pregnant Alicia Keys—beaming in white—belted out her empowering anthem “We Are Here” from the O2 Academy.

Ed Sheeran also charmed the crowd at The Hydro with his acoustic ballad “Thinking Out Loud.”

Other winners included Beyoncé for Best Song with a Message (“Pretty Hurts”), Justin Bieber for Best Male, and Katy Perry and Juicy J for Best Video (“Dark Horse”).

If you missed out, catch all the EMAzing performances below.

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Oct
31
Kanye West, Nas, Diddy, & Madonna Attend Alicia Keys’ Black Ball

Alicia Keys and Nas

The stars put on their finest and stepped out to Alicia Keys’ 11th Annual Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Thursday. A pregnant Alicia, whose second child is due in December, was the belle of the ball as she hosted the fundraiser alongside her husband Swizz Beatz and Diddy.

Swizz, Diddy, and Kanye West took the stage to honor Givenchy’s artistic director Riccardo Tisci, while Nas, Angel Haze, and David Byrne performed.

“We’re here to roll up our sleeves for the children and families living with HIV in India and Africa,” said Puff. “We need the money!”

Alicia, Swizz, and Diddy performed a mash-up of Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” and “Mo Money Mo Problems,” Angel Haze covered OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars,” and Nas put the crowd in a New York state of mind.

Madonna, Aretha Franklin, and Russell Simmons also showed up to support Keep a Child Alive, which has raised over $22.6 million for children and families affected by HIV.

See more photos from the black-tie benefit below.

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Oct
25
Iggy Azalea, J.Lo, Pharrell, & Ariana Grande Perform at ‘We Can Survive’ Concert

J.Lo and Iggy Azalea

Pop’s biggest stars came together for CBS Radio’s “We Can Survive” concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday. Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, and more all rocked the stage.

On the eve of her “SNL” performance, Iggy served up her hits “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” and brought out surprise guest J.Lo for their rump shaker “Booty.”

“So many of these people, almost all of these people, I grew up being massive fans of, particularly Pharrell and Gwen and J.Lo,” Iggy told CBS2/KCAL9.

Sporting her signature cat ears, Ariana brought down the house with her powerful pipes and hits including “Problem” and “Bang Bang,” on which she rapped some of Nicki Minaj’s verse.

A pregnant Alicia Keys, who is a couple months away from giving birth, delivered her empowering anthem “We Are Here.”

Pharrell closed out the star-studded evening with an upbeat set of past and present hits, from “Frontin’” to “Happy.” He was also joined by fellow “Voice” coach Gwen Stefani for “Hollaback Girl,” and teased their new collaboration “Spark the Fire.”

The benefit concert capped off with a dazzling fireworks display. A portion of the proceeds will support Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition.

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Sep
29
Alicia Keys Performs ‘We Are Here’ on ‘The View’

Alicia Keys on The View

A glowing Alicia Keys stopped by “The View” on Monday to promote her new single “We Are Here” and We Are Here Movement. During her chat with Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace, the singer revealed that her second baby is due December 31.

“Being a mother has definitely given me more of a fierceness and understanding,” said Alicia.

Over the weekend, she brought out Israeli and Palestinian musicians to perform “We Are Here” at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. “My generation, we want peace and we want to be able to move forward and [forgive],” she said.

Her peaceful anthem was inspired by recent events including Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and the Middle East conflict. “It’s a movement of the people so that we can gather our voices in one place and then take all of our voices to our leaders and demand the change that we want to see.”

Alicia recently posed naked with a peace sign on her belly to promote her message, and encourages others to sign up at WeAreHereMovement.com.

She capped off the show with a powerful performance of “We Are Here.”

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