Swizz Beatz

Dec
14
Swizz Beatz Brings Out Alicia Keys, Diddy, & Busta Rhymes at ‘Girls Night Out’

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

It’s showtime! Swizz Beatz brought out some of his superstar friends during “Girls Night Out” at Webster Hall in New York City last night. The super-producer was joined onstage by Diddy (“Same Damn Time”), Busta Rhymes (“Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”), DJ Khaled (“All I Do Is Win”), and his wife Alicia Keys, who surprised him in the middle of “Everyday Birthday.”

“You just gonna pop up on my show like that?” said Swizz, to which Alicia replied, “I just figured I’d come say hi.”

She stuck around to perform her Girl on Fire single “New Day,” which her husband helped produce.

Watch some of the highlights below.

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Dec
7
Alicia Keys Honors Oprah at Black Ball Redux

Alicia Keys and mother Terri Augello

It was a family affair as Alicia Keys hosted Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball Redux at the famed Apollo Theater in New York on Thursday night. The fundraising gala, which assists those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India, was rescheduled from last month due to Hurricane Sandy.

The “Girl on Fire” was joined by her mother Terri Augello, husband Swizz Beatz, brother Cole Cook, and Swizz’ brother Andre King as she honored Oprah Winfrey for her philanthropic efforts.

“It’s a universal truth, Oprah makes change happen,” Alicia told the AP, while Oprah addressed her onstage. “You try to keep a child alive and I try to educate them as best as I can,” she said.

The Keep a Child Alive founder dueted with blues singer Bonnie Raitt on “I Just Can’t Make You Love Me.” Jennifer Hudson and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes also performed, while Whoopi Goldberg played emcee.

“Ok! 2night was just outrageous!!!” tweeted Alicia, who raised $1.3 million by the end of the evening.

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Nov
20
Alicia Keys Recalls First Impression of Swizz Beatz on ‘Nightline’

Alicia Keys

With a new family, album, and outlook on life, Alicia Keys sat down with ABC’s “Nightline” to discuss her evolution over the past decade. Now 31, the singer spoke about the two loves of her life, her husband Swizz Beatz and son Egypt, and took Cynthia McFadden on a visit of her old neighborhood in Harlem, where she wrote her first album.

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Nov
18
Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown, & Ludacris Perform ‘Everyday Birthday’ at AMAs

Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown, and Ludacris

Following an introduction from Brandy, Swizz Beatz turned the American Music Awards into an all-out dance party during his exhilarating set at Sunday’s show. As women bum-rushed the stage, Swizzy performed his dance-floor anthem “Everyday Birthday” in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the AMAs.

Chris Brown worked up a sweat as he showed off his fancy footwork, stripping shirtless before dancing in the aisles. Fresh from Europe where he was shooting Fast and Furious 4, a dapper Ludacris also joined the festivities.

Report to the dance floor.

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Nov
18
Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, & Swizz Beatz Attend Nick Cannon’s HALO Awards

Mariah and Nick

Mariah Carey puckered up to her husband Nick Cannon at the 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards at the Hollywood Palladium last night. The pop diva was in the house to support her man along with his mother, a dapper Swizz Beatz, and Ne-Yo, who hit the stage for a performance. The HALO Awards (Helping and Leading Others) recognize teens who make a difference in their communities. The show will air Monday at 8 p.m. on Nick@Nite.

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Nov
12
Chris Brown, Swizz Beatz, and Ludacris Added to AMA Lineup

Swizz Beatz, Ludacris, and Chris Brown

Get ready to hit the dance floor. Swizz Beatz is bringing his new single “Everyday Birthday” to the American Music Awards. The super-producer will be joined by Chris Brown and Ludacris for a performance.

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Nov
6
Video: Swizz Beatz f/ Chris Brown & Ludacris – ‘Everyday Birthday’

Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown, and Ludacris

It’s a celebration in the wild video for Swizz Beatz’ single “Everday Birthday” featuring Chris Brown and Ludacris. The Taj TPK-directed clip, which was inspired by the film The Hangover, was shot over the summer at Hotel Martinez, Club Palais, and Gotha Club in Cannes, France, with over 300 spectators in tow.

“I was inspired to do a song that people can listen to every day and celebrate life, just have fun,” says Swizz. “When you wake up, you’re born again so every day is your birthday!!”

Instead of putting out an album, the super-producer has decided to release a series of “memorable moments” based on the current singles-driven market.

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