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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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Alicia Keys Poses Nude for ‘We Are Here’ Campaign

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Alicia Keys is expecting her second child in December and she is using her baby bump as a signal of peace. Posing nude with only a white Peace Sign painted on her belly the superstar singer is pushing for more social consciousness with her ‘We Are Here’ campaign.

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Usher, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Perform at iHeartRadio Music Festival

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The iHeartRadio Music Festival returned to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena for two days of the biggest music stars on the planet. Friday’s jam-packed lineup included Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Usher, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, and Coldplay, with plenty of surprises.

Queen Nicki delivered her biggest hits including “Super Bass,” “Beez in the Trap,” and “Anaconda,” and even spit her verse on Beyoncé’s “Flawless (Remix)” a cappella. She also brought out Ariana Grande for “Bang Bang,” and closed with “Starships.”

Ariana served up a soaring set of her own with “The Way” and “Problem,” as well as new cuts off her No. 1 album My Everything. While her rumored boyfriend Big Sean was backstage, Childish Gambino joined her on stage for “Break Your Heart Right Back.”

Usher lit up the arena with his UR singles “Good Kisser” and “She Came to Give It to You,” and surprised the crowd by bringing out Chris Brown for “New Flame.”

Surprise guest Alicia Keys, whose second child is due in November, showed off her baby bump and blessed the stage with her empowering new anthem “We Are Here.”

Check out the highlights from night 1 below:

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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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