Alicia Keys Brings Out Jay Z & Nas At Surprise Times Square Concert

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A gorgeous, fresh-faced Alicia Keys hit the stage for a special concert in Times Square on Sunday, with guest appearances from Jay Z and Nas.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter took to Instagram to express her excitement about performing in the center of her city – before rockin’ the crowd with “Empire State of Mind,” along with Jay Z and “One Love” with Nas. The night’s lineup also included performances from Q-Tip, Questlove and John Mayer.

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New Music: Alicia Keys – ‘Blended Family (What You Do For Love)’ Ft. A$AP Rocky

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Alicia Keys sings about the bond that has been created within her “Blended Family” in her newly released song, featuring A$AP Rocky.

The R&B songstress, her husband Swizz Beatz and his ex, Mashonda are past the drama that initially surrounded their relationship, and on the track, she addresses  Swizz’ son with Mashonda – Kasseem Dean, Jr. – expressing regret for him having to read the gossip in the paper. She also assures him that they all adore him.

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Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys To Perform At ‘TIDAL X: 1015’ Charity Concert + TIP, Lauryn Hill & More

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Last week, reports hit the ‘net about Beyoncé and Jay Z hosting a TIDAL charity concert, and now additional details have been released.

According to a press release, TIDAL artist-owners, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj, will perform at the concert in New York, as well as TIPLauryn Hill, Common, Robin Thicke and more.

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Watch: Alicia Keys Remixes Desiigner’s ‘Timmy Turner’

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Alicia Keys puts a new spin on Desiigner‘s “Timmy Turner.” Seated at her piano, she plays the beat and sings the hook – replacing Timmy Turner with Tina Turner. “Havin’ some fun…. #desiigner #tiimmyturner #tinaturner,” A. Keys wrote along with the clip. The “In Common” songstress is gearing up for the release of her sixth studio album and is sitting in as a judge on The Voice in its 11th season.

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New Music: Alicia Keys – ‘Back To Life’ (From ‘Queen Of Katwe’ Soundtrack)

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Alicia Keys is currently readying her sixth studio album, and ahead of its release, the songstress lends her voice to the soundtrack for the upcoming Disney film, Queen of Katwe – with a new song entitled, “Back to Life.”

“The song ‘Back To Life’ that I wrote for this film alongside collaborators Illangelo and Billy Walsh, is about pushing past that little voice of doubt in our heads so we can instead, electrify the world,” said Alicia.

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Beyoncé & Jay Z Dine In NYC With Kanye, Kim Kardashian, Diddy, Cassie, Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz After The VMAs

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It was a star-studded affair as Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Diddy, Cassie, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and Steve Stoute and his wife, Lauren Branche, dined at Pasquale Jones following the VMAs.

They were all smiles as they snapped a photo from inside the restaurant the NYC restaurant. “Family Zone,” Swizz captioned the photo as he shared it on Instagram. Good times!

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Alicia Keys Talks Her New Album As She Covers EBONY’s September 2016 Issue

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Alicia Keys poses for the cover of EBONY magazine’s September 2016 issue. Between putting the finishes touches on her sixth studio album – expected to release this fall – the songstress is also appearing as a judge on Season 11 of The Voice.

Four years have passed since the release of her Girl on Fire album, and in her cover story, Alicia explains that while she initially planned on transitioning from “GoF” to her next LP – it was delayed after she and her husband, Swizz Beatz, found out they were expecting their son Genesis. “It’s a blessing because he gave me the opportunity to step back and see things with fresh eyes,” she says.

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New Music: Alicia Keys – ‘In Common’ Remix (Ft. Kanye West & Travis Scott)

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Alicia Keys links with Kanye West and Travis Scott on a remix to her single, “In Common.”

The makeover, which Travis debuted during the premiere episode of his Beats 1 Radio show, features an opening from Yeezy – who later makes another appearance; referencing his Yeezy Season collection and “Famous” video.

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