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Alicia Keys Presented with Recording Artists’ Coalition Award at 2015 Grammys On The Hill

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On Wednesday night music and politics united at The Recording Academy’s 2015 “GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards” where Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys was presented with the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award.

“We are proud to honor Alicia Keys for her artistry, philanthropy and her passion for creators’ rights as a founding member of The Academy’s brand-new Grammy Creators Alliance,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “We know that she will bring the same dedication to creators’ rights as she does to her global philanthropic efforts.”

First Lady Michelle Obama was in the building to present Alicia with the prestigious award. “She simply is who she is and she does what she knows is right, no matter what anyone else might think,” said the First Lady. “With her example Alicia has truly set a new standard for us all, that’s why I’m here – I love this woman.”

The GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards are sponsored by SESAC, and proceeds from the event benefit the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY Signature Schools program, which provides support for underserved music programs throughout the country.

Grammy-nominated songstress Ledisi was also in the building and performed a tribute to Alicia.

Check out photos and video footage from the event below:

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Alicia Keys To Be Honored At 2015 Grammy’s On The Hill Awards

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Alicia Keys is one talented woman and philanthropist, and this month, she’ll be recognized for all of her efforts.

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Congrats!! Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Welcome New Son Genesis Ali

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Santa brought Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz another baby boy this holiday season! The superstar couple welcomed their second son on Saturday (Dec. 27).

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New Music: Alicia Keys – Somewhere In The City

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In true holiday fashion, singer-songwriter Alicia Keys drops something special for her fans to fall in love with. Delivering an unreleased track entitled “Somewhere In The City,” the gorgeous mother unwrapped the single via her website AKvault.com as a part of her “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway.

Previously heard as an outtake from her Girl On Fire album and briefly at the end of her “Keep A Child Alive with Alicia Keys” documentary, the piano ballad has never been heard to its entirety…until today.

Although two (or more) years old, the song fits perfectly into today’s musical stream.

Take a listen to the song and love somebody below:

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New Music: Alicia Keys – We Gotta Pray

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With the recent verdicts of both the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases still sitting very fresh in the lives of Americans, everything is but peaceful right now. However, Alicia Keys has done her best to shed some type of light on this dark moment.

While some are choosing to react in the ways they see fit, the talented songstress has used her voice to support the community in their justifiable outrage. Releasing a powerful piano led ballad titled, “We Gotta Pray,” Alicia takes note of the way things are going in the world right now. Singing out, “Fire in the air / What the hell goin on? / Sirens everywhere / Signing that street song,” A. Keys reminds the world to pray for the love that we need tonight.

Take a listen to her heartfelt tune below:

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Alicia Keys Gushes About Pregnancy, New Children’s Book, Marriage & More on ‘Wendy’

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Alicia Keys is just glowing these days. With her second child on the way and a new album to follow, the R&B superstar took a moment to visit ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ in promotion for her brand new children’s book Blue Moon: From the Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee on Wednesday.

The book is based on the relationship between Alicia and her grandmother. “It’s such an important thing, the relationship between child, mother and grandparent, and this [book] really shows that,” she explained.

In addition Alicia opened up about motherhood, baby #2, her marriage to Swizz Beatz and how she makes her blended family work.

“It’s about the kids, and so when everybody is able to be an adult, which we all are able to be, there’s actually a beautiful value about the way we can influence each other’s lives and the lives of the kids,” she said.

Wendy also presented the singer with a special onesie for her baby, who may arrive on New Year’s Eve.

Watch the full interview below:

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Alicia Keys & Ariana Grande Perform at MTV EMA

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The 2014 MTV EMA’s went down on Sunday and the show brought some big superstars to the stage. Included in the line-up of performers at the O2 Academy in Glasgow, Scotland were Alicia Keys and Ariana Grande.

Ariana 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.”

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”).

Catch the ladies performances below:

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Pharrell and Alicia Keys Talk ‘The Voice,’ and Her New Album

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With Pharrell Williams taking the role as a coach on the new season of ‘The Voice,’ you know he had to choose a very special team mentor, and he surely did with Alicia Keys. The multi-platinum hitmaker is about to head into the first series of battle rounds next week, so as they always do, NBC got the two artists together to talk about his team and working together.

In addition to confirming that he has a very strong team and complimenting one another, the two close friends and collaborators talked about Alicia’s upcoming album and how Pharrell was involved.

“I just love the place I found myself to be, free to express every part of myself, without censorship or inhibition,” explained Alicia. “The song that we did…it gets iller every time I hear it! I’m in love with this album man.”

You can catch Pharrell and Alicia on ‘The Voice‘ next Monday and Tuesday night at 8pm on NBC.

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