Last night’s Hurricane Sandy telethon, 12.12.12: The Concert For Sandy Relief, was kind of insane, wasn’t it? Charity benefit concerts usually are, in their slapdash everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to talent, but this one leaned heavily toward classic rock (not our beat) — which made it even more curious (and awesome) when Kanye West delivered a 10-song set wearing a… More »
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:: Alicia Keys debuted her sleek, short haircut this summer in advance of Girl On Fire, and we loved it. But now the singer says she wants to go even shorter. When asked if she would ever go the Sinead O’Connor route and buzz it, she replied, “I’m thinking about… More »
After performing on The X Factor UK on Sunday (December 2), Pink stopped by BBC Radio today and gave her British fans another treat, covering Alicia Keys’ hit single “Girl On Fire.” Compared to Keys, Pink is a wild child, and she fittingly transformed the song into more of a rocking anthem, replacing the pianos with distorted… More »
Alicia Keys’ fifth LP Girl On Fire lives up to its title this week, as it debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album arrives in the brief sales lull between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays — in fact, there are no other new entries in the Top 10 this week —… More »
In the past seven days, we saw Rihanna snuggling up with Chris Brown (again), Lana Del Rey giving a dodgy TV performance (again) and Sia performing song she wrote that just happens to be #1 on the Hot 100 this week. Additionally, Lady Gaga revealed she’s apparently been quite productive while penning songs for her… More »
Alicia Keys on Tuesday (November 20) premiered her album Girl On Fire in a Youtube/Google live chat, and during the session she announced she’d be heading on tour with Miguel in the spring. “I think me and Miguel are going on tour together. It’s happening in March,” she said. “Miguel is one of the flyest… More »
Alicia Keys teams up with Maxwell for “Fire We Make,” a steamy little R&B jam from Keys’ forthcoming album Girl On Fire (out November 27) that takes the hot/fire/inferno theme to a new level. The two crooners turn in a pair of simmering verses, with Maxwell’s falsetto absolutely melting everything within range of your speakers,… More »
Alicia Keys is certainly helping Complex magazine to kick off 2013 on a good note as the 31-year-old siren covers the magazine’s December/January issue. Photographed by Gavin Bond, the “Girl On Fire” looks cool, calm and collected in her undeniable sexiness as she works her new cropped hairdo while posing in several skin-baring white tops. Below,… More »
Alicia Keys’ episode of VH1 Storytellers aired Monday night (November 12), and the piano-playing siren hopped all around her catalog. She revealed the secrets behind some of her hits, including how Jay-Z made her head back to the studio for a second take to shore up her hook on their iconic collaboration “Empire State Of… More »
Alicia Keys debuted “Brand New Me” back in September at the iTunes Festival. Now she has revealed the album version of the Girl On Fire track, and here the delicate, piano-based ballad’s climax gets an added boost thanks to some understated studio sheen. Co-written by Emeli Sande, “Brand New Me” is the restrained type of pop song that’s… More »
Indeed, Alicia Keys is heating up. Keys scored her second Billboard cover story this week, ahead of her fifth album Girl on Fire (out November 27), and in the November 10 issue, Keys and others explain how new voices and experiences informed the new album. “That’s the most personal song Alicia has done. She has… More »
Back in October, Alicia Keys released the video for “Girl On Fire,” and today (November 2) we were excited to see she premiered the video for the “Inferno Version” of the song, which of course features a couple verses from Nicki Minaj. Unfortunately, you guys, it’s the same video. Sure, there’s new Minaj footage at… More »
Few can bring the house down during a live performance quite like Alicia Keys, and she didn’t disappoint during her visit to VH1’s Storytellers. In order to whet our appetites for the full set’s November 12 premiere, VH1 gives us a peek at her performance of title track “Girl On Fire.” And, no surprise here… More »
Alicia Keys has premiered her new track “Unlock Yourself” via a cute little lyric video. The delicate piano tune is an inspirational call for kids to be themselves and follow their dreams — think of it as “Empire State Of Mind” for the diaper-wearing set.
The song comes as a bonus for fans,… More »