Posts Tagged ‘Alicia Keys’

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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List: The Best of September – Top 15 Records

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It’s that time of the month again, so you know we got you with some good ones! While September may be over as well as Summer, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of hot, feel-good music last month for us to reflect on.

Now, we know August was able to give you a taste of what the Fall would bring with the sounds of Tinashe, Elijah Blake, Usher, Luke James and more, but this past month we promise we had even more. From newcomers to the list such as Richard King and Kevin Ross, to repeat “Best Of” artists like Tinashe and Ne-Yo, we assure you that there will be something on September’s round-up that has you feeling like you dropped the ball when it comes to recent music.

So, open up the sliding glass door, pour your glass of wine, watch the leaves fall, and put the music on blast ’cause it’s time for our “Best of September – Top 15 Records“! I thought I told you that we won’t stop, I thought I told you that we won’t stop?! *Diddy Bops*

Check it out after the jump!

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Alicia Keys Performs “We Are Here” on ‘The View’

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Following her performance at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday, Alicia Keys stopped by “The View” on Monday to promote her new single “We Are Here” and the We Are Here Movement. During her chat with the ladies, the glowing singer revealed that her second child is due December 31.

“Being a mother has definitely given me more of a fierceness and understanding,” said Alicia.

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.” Check it out below!

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Alicia Keys Performs “We Are Here” at Global Citizen Festival

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Alicia Keys continued her campaign to empower the world for better with a performance at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday in Central Park. The 3rd annual concert event unites many of music’s biggest stars and world humanitarian leaders to spotlight efforts that could change millions of lives across the globe with a concentration on ending extreme poverty.

Celebrity activists like Adrian Grenier, Hugh Jackman and Jessica Alba, and world leaders like United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted and introduced the musical acts including Fun., JAY Z, Tiësto, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, The Roots and A. Keys.

The multi Grammy winner performed her new single “We are Here” accompanied by Israeli and Palestinian musicians.

Check out her performance below!

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