Alicia Keys

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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Sep
22
Alicia Keys Poses Pregnant and Nude to Promote We Are Here Movement

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is taking it off for a good cause. The pregnant singer goes totally nude to spread awareness for her We Are Here Movement, which aims to create a more peaceful world for all children through social justice causes including stricter gun laws, criminal justice reform, and global girls’ education.

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Sep
20
Nicki Minaj, Usher, Chris Brown, & Ariana Grande Perform at iHeartRadio Music Festival

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

The iHeartRadio Music Festival returned to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena for two days of the biggest music stars on the planet. Friday’s jam-packed lineup included Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Usher, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, and Coldplay, with plenty of surprises.

Queen Nicki delivered her biggest hits including “Super Bass,” “Beez in the Trap,” and “Anaconda,” and even spit her verse on BeyoncĂ©’s “Flawless (Remix)” a cappella. She also brought out Ariana Grande for “Bang Bang,” and closed with “Starships.”

Ariana served up a soaring set of her own with “The Way” and “Problem,” as well as new cuts off her No. 1 album My Everything. While her rumored boyfriend Big Sean was backstage, Childish Gambino joined her on stage for “Break Your Heart Right Back.”

Usher lit up the arena with his UR singles “Good Kisser” and “She Came to Give It to You,” and surprised the crowd by bringing out Chris Brown for “New Flame.”

Surprise guest Alicia Keys, whose second child is due in November, showed off her baby bump and blessed the stage with her empowering new anthem “We Are Here.”

Watch highlights from night 1 below.

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Sep
15
Alicia Keys Performs ‘We Are Here’ on ‘Today’

Alicia Keys

A week after debuting “We Are Here” on “The Tonight Show,” Alicia Keys brought her new anthem to “Today.” While perched at a piano that read “Love,” the pregnant singer belted out the inspiring anthem and sat down to discuss her career and motherhood.

“This song gives us the opportunity to have that dialogue and start talking about what are we here to do for each other,” said Alicia.

It’s been 13 years since the 15-time Grammy winner released her debut Songs in A Minor, but she still has a lot more to do. “It’s incredible because every day is a new chance and an opportunity,” she said. “I feel like I haven’t even really gotten started.”

Her second child is due in December, and motherhood has played a pivotal role in her music. “I’ve always been an empathetic person, I’ve always related to what we’ve gone through as a humanity, but when you start seeing your kids in the mix and what they’re gonna grow up in and what they’re gonna be a part of, or how they can help change it, you get fiercer about it.”

Plus, find out what she had to say about planning Swizz Beatz’ Coming to America-inspired birthday bash.

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Sep
12
Alicia Keys Throws ‘Coming to America’ Birthday Bash for Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz celebrated his 36th birthday with a party fit for a king. Alicia Keys surprised her husband with an extravagant bash at Capitale NYC on Thursday night.

She brought Africa to the Big Apple, modeling the evening after Eddie Murphy’s 1988 comedy Coming to America.

The star-studded guest list included Diddy, DMX, Busta Rhymes, Naomi Campbell, A$AP Ferg, Carmelo and La La Anthony, and Swizz’ ex-wife Mashonda.

His royal highness took his seat in a throne on stage surrounded by family, while his pregnant wife made a grand entrance in a white gown, walking across the dance floor to the beat of tribal dancers.

“My party was Epic thx to all my fam & Friends for a timeless moment. I’m still in shock,” said Swizz, who is expecting his second child with Alicia in December.

See more photos from the royal affair below.

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Sep
9
Alicia Keys Performs ‘We Are Here’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

Alicia Keys

Just hours after debuting the song and video, Alicia Keys performed her peaceful anthem “We Are Here” in front of millions on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday.

While seated at a peace sign-adorned piano, the pregnant singer belted out the powerful record. The words “love,” “peace,” and “freedom” flashed on the screen behind her, while The Roots’ ?uestlove played drums.

“Our souls were brought together so that we could love each other, brother / We are here / We are here for all of us,” sang Alicia.

See her spread peace and love on late night.

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