Last night, BET aired the pre-recorded 2013 BET Honors ceremony. Gabrielle Union hosted the event, which paid tribute to Halle Berry, T.D. Jakes, Chaka Khan and Lisa Leslie. Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Brandy, Ledisi and Mint Condition were among the performers. Read More
Although I was one of the few that really enjoyed Alicia Keys and Adam Levine’s cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses,” I wasn’t thrilled about their duet for the Grammys.
Adam’s voice is a taste I don’t acquire, and Maroon 5’s music isn’t all that grand. Plus, I didn’t feel like enduring more unwarranted, hate-filled diatribes towards Alicia (on Twitter) for the sake of a retweet. I’d suggest bowing out gracefully, mainly because contemporary listeners don’t recognize or appreciate her contributions to modern music, but she obviously doesn’t care about any of that. Thus, we witness yet another performance of her latest hit that just won’t go away, “Girl On Fire.” Read More
Alicia Keys will reunite with fellow Best New Artist Grammy winner Adam Levine, more specifically Maroon 5, for a special duet during music’s biggest night. The 14-time Grammy winner uploaded photos and videos of her rehearsal session.
She shared her excitement about performing on Twitter. “Can’t believe my first Grammy’s performance was 12 years ago! Wooow!!! Doesn’t feel so long ago… We’ve come a long way fam!” Read More
Knowles sisters Beyoncé and Solange, along with famed music director Melina Matsoukas (“Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Put It In A Love Song”), were a the lovely faces of a hipster’s wet dream. They all wore vintage get-ups at Roc Nation’s Pre-Grammy Brunch, an annual event held last evening in West Hollywood. Read More
In wake of Beyoncé’s lip-sync-gate, performing the National Anthem at major events has been raised to immeasurable heights, especially for singers that opt to sing it live. Alicia Keys is the first singer post-lip-sync-gate to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a major event. To add even more pressure, Super Bowl 47 hosted her performance–meaning nearly 100 million spectators were ready to analyze.
Praised for her musicianship, the 14-time Grammy winner, looking radiantly elegant in a red gown, sat at the piano and confidently delivered a personalized rendition of the anthem. It was rather impressive and refreshing to hear a twist on America’s theme song. Read More
Alicia Keys, the new Global Creative Director of Blackberry, recruited her husband Swizz Beatz, good friend Jada Pinkett-Smith and fellow New Yorker A$AP Rocky for the “B.N.M. Part 2,” video. Judging by the photos, it seems Alicia will use the video to promote her and Swizz’s Reebok collections. Egypt was also on set.
Meanwhile, Keys will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVII, which has been dubbed the “Beyoncé Bowl” for obvious reasons. She previously revealed that was performing her own version of the song, and if you know anything about Alicia Keys, you know that means a piano is involved. Read More
Samsung hosted a Dreamgirls reunion of sorts at their Galaxy “Shangri-La” party in New Orleans. Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy winners Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx reunited for a duet at the Super Bowl party.
Later today at the Super Bowl, J. Hud will sing “America the Beautiful” with the 26-piece Sandy Hook elementary school chorus. Jennifer is an appropriate choice for the position considering she too survived an unimaginable personal tragedy. Read More
Alicia Keys and Maroon 5 will take the stage at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on February 10th to perform a special duet at the 55th Grammy Awards. This isn’t the first time Keys and Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Levine have worked together; the Best New Artist Grammy winners covered The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses” for Alicia’s Unplugged album. Read More