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Alicia Keys Talks New Music and Pregnancy With Angie Martinez

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Alicia Keys is pushing positivity out and she wants everyone to be apart of it.

While the last week has seen the soon-to-be second time mommy perform her new single, “We Are Here” on many shows, the braid sporting beauty has taken to Angie Martinez’s morning show to give everyone a little more insight on it.

Chatting with the famed host and former rapper about her plans to help, Alicia stated, “I feel like all of us…we want to do something, we just don’t know what to do.” The singer then went on to say that she has an idea of what to do and encourages everyone to claim what they are here for.

Aside from giving such positive words, the glowing songstress joked with Angie about her pregnancy and said that she isn’t quite ready to announce the gender of the baby.

Take a look at the heartfelt interview below:

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Alicia Keys Performs “We Are Here” on ‘Today’ Show

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Alicia Keys is kicking off our week on a positive note. Following last week’s debut of her new single “We Are Here,” the consummate performer brought the uplifting anthem to the “Today” show.

Seated at a piano that read “Love,” the pregnant R&B superstar belted out the inspiring song 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, she talked about planning Swizz Beatz’ amazing Coming to America-inspired birthday bash.

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

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Alicia Keys might be the best wife ever! The soon-to-be mother-of-two threw her husband Swizz Beatz a legendary 36th birthday party fit for a king on Thursday night.

The R&B songstresss brought Africa to Capitale NYC, modeling the extravagant bash after Eddie Murphy’s 1988 classic 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 a pregnant Alicia made her 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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Watch: Alicia Keys Performs New Single “We Are Here” on ‘The Tonight Show’

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R&B songstress Alicia Keys is moving quickly when it comes to the promotion of her powerful single, “We Are Here“. While the teaser was just released over the weekend, yesterday saw the unveiling of not only the full single, but its accompanying video as well.

Adding to the excitement of its release, A. Keys took to ‘Jimmy Fallon‘ last night to deliver her first performance of the empowering anthem. Seated at a peace-sign infused piano, the pregnant star sang out for the millions of awe filled viewers while the words “freedom,” “education,” “change,” and “love” flashed across the screen behind her.

Backed by The Roots’ ?uestlove on the drums, the awesome performance showed the compassion that filled every lyric that the star belted out.

In addition to her performance, Alicia took part in The Tonight Show’s online series “How I Wrote That Song,” and she explained where the concept of her empowering new song came from.

Check out both moments after the jump!

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Watch: Alicia Keys Releases Video for Powerful New Single “We Are Here”

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While it was only yesterday that Alicia Keys posted a teaser for her new single, “We Are Here,”the singer/songwriter has wasted no time delivering a performance visual of the full song.

Serving as a unity anthem for all of the negativity going on in the world, including places like Chicago, Gaza, Israel and Nigeria, the glowing songstress is on a mission to save the nation. Singing out, “Let’s talk about living / had enough of dying,” Alicia spreads a great message as the New York City skyline serves as her backdrop.

“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.”

Take a look at A. Keys and her baby bump set the world on fire below and don’t forget to tune into The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to see her perform it for the first time tonight!

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Alicia Keys Previews New Single “I Am Here”

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Alicia Keys has a lot of good things coming soon! In addition to the birth of her second child, due in December, the talented songstress has been 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 this past week. “The music’s actually pretty much done already and so you’ll be hearing some of it soon.”

Taking to Instagram earlier today to prove the above, Alicia has previewed a new single by the name of “I Am Here“. Reverting back to the early 2000’s when she donned her braids, the beauty sits in front of a piano showcasing her talent.

Captioned with, “This is how I’ve been feeling…,” Keys sings out her feelings against the city night lights.

Take a listen to the preview below!

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Alicia Keys On New Album: “It’s The Best Music I’ve Ever Done in My Life Yet”

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Alicia Keys has a new baby and a new album on the way.

While promoting Givenchy’s new fragrance Dahlia Divin at Macy’s in Manhattan on Tuesday, the R&B songstress spoke briefly to the Associated Press about the anticipated follow-up to her Grammy Award winning 2012 album Girl on Fire.

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Alicia Keys Shows ‘Divin’ Elegance in New Givenchy Commercial

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Alicia Keys is the epitome of elegance in the brand new commercial for Givenchy’s latest fragrance ‘Dahlia Divin.’ Announced in June, the R&B songstress is the face of the campaign for the new perfume, which goes on sale this fall.

Alicia illuminates in the golden visual as she emerges from a wooden box and dances in a gorgeous strapless gold gown, while she whispers the word “devine” over the commanding instrumental.

“I created a delicate and delightful scent, balancing colored and juicy notes, slightly reminiscent of childhood,” explained Master Perfumer Francois Demachy. “Then I gave the fragrance more of a solar quality, to create a trail worthy of this radiant, remarkable muse.”

Watch the enchanting commercial below:

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