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Video: Alicia Keys – In Common

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Fresh off her appearances on “SNL” and “The Voice,” Alicia Keys delivers the anticipated video for her new single “In Common.” She strips things down in the black-and-white clip, which was inspired by the “electric energy” of New York City.

Alicia goes for a more natural look while standing on a fire escape and walking through a set made to resemble the streets of her hometown. She is accompanied by a diverse group of men and women, who are unafraid to showcase their individuality.

“This video is about celebrating our individuality, and how in the brilliance of our uniqueness, the magic of it all is at the core, we are all the same,” Keys told The FADER. “We want the same things. We all want to experience love, the freedom to be our truest selves, to love whomever we want and to be accepted and celebrated for all of our nuances and so called imperfections that make us, us.”

Her sixth album, the follow-up to 2012’s Girl on Fire, is due later this summer, and will feature her new song “Hallelujah,” which she debuted on “SNL.”

Watch the new video below!

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Watch: Alicia Keys Performs New Single “In Common” on ‘The Voice’

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After ‘SNL,’ Alicia Keys brought her brand new single to prime time, performing “In Common” during NBC’s ‘The Voice‘ on Tuesday night.

With the Latin rhythm beat playing behind her, Keys started off at the piano as a troupe of dancers delivered an impressive choreographed routine. Alicia then rose to her feet to belt out the infectious song, which is the first release off her anticipated sixth studio album.

Alicia will be joining The Voice as an official coach next season. Check out her performance below!

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Watch: Alicia Keys Performs “In Common” and “Hallelujah” on ‘SNL’

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Hot off the release of her comeback single, Alicia Keys returned to “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday, May 7 as the musical guest for her third time.

As part of the Mother’s Day episode, the mommy of two and 15-time Grammy winner took the stage to perform her infectious new single “In Common” for the first time ever. Standing at the piano and backed by her band, she belted out the Illangelo-produced song, which is set to appear on her upcoming sixth album, due later this summer.

For her second performance of the evening, A. Keys took it to church with her brand new song “Hallelujah.” Once again at the piano, she belted out the soulful song as her band clapped their hands.

“I’ve been praying, but I’m paying for my sins,” sings Alicia. “Won’t you give me a sign before I lose my mind? … Hallelujah let me in.”

Watch her light up 30 Rock below.

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Alicia Keys Tributes Her Mother on VH1’s ‘Dear Mama’

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Hot on the heels of releasing her comeback single “In Common,” Alicia Keys is celebrating her mama. On Mother’s Day (May 8), VH1 is set to air its special “Dear Mama,” where the songstress will pay tribute to her mother with a remix of her 2003 single, “If I Ain’t Got You.”

In the emotional teaser, Alicia fights back tears while thanking her mother, Terria Joseph, for helping her hone her skills on the piano at a young age.

“She found me a piano teacher and she found the money to pay for it and she even found a piano,” says Keys, who is a mother to her own two sons, Egypt and Genesis. “Who can fit a piano in a one bedroom apartment?”

Then the singer, who is set to perform on “SNL” this weekend, changed the words to her Diary of Alicia Keys single to reflect the program’s Mother’s Day theme. “Some people want it all but I don’t want nothing at all,” she sings. “If it ain’t you, mama. If I ain’t got you, mama.”

Watch the heartfelt tribute below.

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New Music: Alicia Keys – In Common

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Time apart can be a very good thing, and in Alicia Keys case, this holds true. As promised, the R&B superstar has returned with her brand new single, “In Common.”

Over a stomping, tribal drum patterned track by Illangelo (The Weeknd Drake), the singer/songwriter fights her feelings over a conflicting love affair.

“We got way too much in common, if I’m being honest with you / We got way too much in common / Since I’m being honest with you / Who wants to love somebody like me, you want to love somebody like me / If you can love somebody like me, you must be messed up too,” she sings.

“We all have our issues, our challenges,” Alicia said in a statement. “We are all kind of messed up and that’s all right. In fact, that’s what helps us understand each other. To me, that is what’s so beautiful.”

Alicia will perform the brand new song for the first time live on ‘SNL’ this coming Saturday (May 7). “In Common” is the first official single off her forthcoming sixth studio album, due out later this summer on RCA Records.

Take a listen below!

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Alicia Keys Covers Prince at Tribeca Film Festival: ‘We Lost Someone Very Special’

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Alicia Keys had a bittersweet night at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom on Thursday (April 21). She was there to celebrate the release of her new short film, The Gospel, and play new songs from her forthcoming album at the Tribeca Film Festival. But she was also mourning the death of one of her biggest inspirations, Prince.

“We lost someone very special,” she said onstage. “Prince showed me what it means to be an artist…how to be bold and brazen.”

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Alicia Keys Announces New Music, and ‘SNL’ Performance

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Alicia Keys has announced that new music is finally on the way!

The R&B songstress took to her newly-launched Snapchat account, AKStreetGoddess, to make the big announcement.

“I’ve been dying to share some news with you for awhile,” said Keys in a clip posted Saturday (Apr. 16). “You’ve been asking and asking and it’s finally real. That’s right. I have new music to share with you and I’m gonna be performing in the next couple of weeks.”

Keys is set to showcase her new music on “Saturday Night Live” on May 7. “That’s right,” she added. “I’ll be performing my new music in my city, my hometown city, the best city in the world to me…on an iconic New York stage.”

Alicia has been in the studio with Pharrell and Swizz Beatz working on her first album since 2012’s Girl on Fire.

In addition to unleashing new material, Keys is also gearing up to join “The Voice” as a coach for the show’s upcoming 11th season.

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21 R&B Videos from the 2000s To Get You Ready for Spring Love!

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Ah, spring! The season where the weather is nice, the flowers start to bloom, and R&B songs reign supreme!

As the weather finally went from drab to fab in the blink of an eye, I couldn’t help but play one of my favorite songs dedicated to the spring: Stevie B’s 1988 hit-single “Spring Love”.  Now, in the midst of me bobbin’ my head while the wind blew through and hit my bad hair day chia pet hair, I realized that this is the season that is the precursor to the official choose up season (word to Eric B.). It is in the spring that you engage in the drafting to the choose up season…if you will. It is with spring that you start laying down the good talk game to secure your spot for the playoff season if you’re in the market to be traded or do the trading.

Of course though, we all know that R&B is literally the genre of love (and heartache, but we’ll save that for another list), so it was only right that we delivered a list of R&B songs/videos from the 2000s to get you ready for spring love! What better way to let the one you’re checkin’ for know that they’ve caught your eye then to play them a track from one of the best eras (I’m not here to let you debate me, so don’t try) of music ever made?

Jump into our list of “21 R&B Videos from The 2000’s to Get You Ready for Spring Love” below!

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