Alicia Keys

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

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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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Sep
8
Video: Alicia Keys – ‘We Are Here’

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys uses her voice to spark change on her new single “We Are Here.” The Grammy-winning singer stands for peace, love, and unity on the marching anthem, while reflecting on the turmoil in Chicago, Israel, Gaza, and Nigeria.

“Our souls were brought together so that we could love each other, brother / We are here / We are here for all of us,” she sings while rocking braids and playing the piano.

“The day I wrote this song, I was sitting in a circle of people of all ages and we were asked, ‘Why are you here? Why am I here??’” said Alicia. “This really hit me on a deep level. I realized no one had ever asked me that question before. As I prepare to give birth to a new child, I can’t help and think about the world I’m bringing my baby into. No matter where we come from, when we see the state of the world today, we can all feel the growing frustration and desire to make a difference. And we all have a voice—we just need to know how to make it heard.”

In addition to preparing for the December arrival of her second child, the pregnant Keys is working on a new album.

“What I know for a fact is it’s the best music I’ve ever done in my life yet and it’s really exciting to be able to have this kind of growth, this type of opportunity,” she told the AP. “The music’s actually pretty much done already and so you’ll be hearing some of it soon.”

Watch the empowering video below and tune in to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to see her perform it for the first time.

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Sep
7
Alicia Keys Teases New Song ‘We Are Here’

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is going back to basics. The pregnant songstress has debuted a 14-second teaser of a new song called “We Are Here” via Instagram. She rocks braids reminiscent of her “Fallin’” days while playing a piano and singing the lyrics: “We are here, we are here for all of us.”

“This is how I’ve been feeling,” said Alicia.

In addition to preparing for the December arrival of her second child, she is working on a new album.

“What I know for a fact is it’s the best music I’ve ever done in my life yet and it’s really exciting to be able to have this kind of growth, this type of opportunity,” she told the AP. “The music’s actually pretty much done already and so you’ll be hearing some of it soon.”

Preview Alicia’s inspirational anthem below.

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Sep
3
Alicia Keys’ Second Child Due in December

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys has a new baby and a new album on the way. The pregnant singer gushed about her upcoming delivery, calling it her best work yet.

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Jul
30
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Expecting Second Child

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’ family is getting bigger. The superstar couple has announced that they are expecting their second child together.

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