Posts tagged "Alicia Keys"

Grammys: Frank Ocean Officially Confirmed For Performance, Alicia Keys & Maroon 5 To Link Up

Lost in all the hubbub about Frank Ocean‘s scuffle with Chris Brown is that it led to Ocean unofficially revealing that he’d be performing at the Grammys, despite being absent from the most recent lineup announcement at the time. If you’ll recall, after the fight Ocean tweeted: “cut my finger now I can’t play w two hands at the grammys.” And now, the Grammy cabal has confirmed that the singer — who’s up for Best New Artist and Album of the Year, among other awards — will be performing at the ceremony on February 10.

Another big addition to the lineup comes in the form of a collaboration: 14-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys will be performing with Maroon 5. These three acts join previously announced heavy-hitters like Justin Timberlake,  RihannaTaylor Swift and Fun. More »

Alicia Keys Named Creative Director Of BlackBerry: Twitter Reacts

Did you hear the news? In a deliriously weird ceremony earlier today, Alicia Keys was named the Global Creative Director of BlackBerry, the mobile device of choice for Wall Street bankers and people who love having typos in their emails!

For whatever reason, this struck a particular chord with the public, perhaps due to the unfortunate message of Keys, a once-enormous superstar whose successes have been perhaps humbler in recent years, partnering with a formerly ubiquitous tech brand whose relevance is dwindling to lead their creative direction (but about what, though?). It also might have something to do with the fact that Alicia Keys and BlackBerry have literally nothing to do with each other. But rather than try to analyze it, let’s just let the public speak. More »

Idolator Hosts ‘AXSLive’ Tonight — Watch Us Talk Pop

Mind if we invade your living room this evening? Don’t be alarmed, we’ll will simply be taking over your television sets, as our own Erika Brooks Adickman will be representing the Idolator team as host of AXS TV‘s music news show AXSLive starting at 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. PST). We don’t want give too much of the show away, but let’s just say we will definitely be spilling the tea on Super Bowl weekend.

Los Angeles Times music writer Gerrick Kennedy, musician/record producer Doug Grean and comic Dean Delray will be on board to help us determine who will walk away the winner in New Orleans: Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Pitbull (and Flo Rida) or Justin Timberlake? The best part: Join in on the conversation live on Twitter and your tweets could get a shout-out on the air! Find AXS on your cable provider here.

Rihanna Crashes Chris Brown’s Ex-Girlfriend’s Party: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Rihanna was caught leaving Hollywood’s Playhouse club with a group of friends on the same night as model Karrueche Tran’s party in honor of her cover story with Rolling Out magazine. Tran is Chris Brown’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, so he was in attendance, although he made zero waves for a change. Rihanna, though, made the biggest statement by showing up… and then leaving. Drama! [New York Daily News]

:: One Direction’s young stud Zayn Malik must enjoy a little diversity — aka infidelity. Once again, the 1D singer is reported to have cheated on his Little Mix gal Perrie Edwards — this time, with an Australian waitress named Courtney Webb. [The Sun]

:: Alicia Keys released her single “BNM (Brand New Me)” at the end of last year, but now gave the hit a brand new remix. Leeshy dropped “Part 2″ of the song, using a beat sample from Cajmere’s “It’s Time For the Percolator” along with interpolating Crystal Waters’ classic “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” on the hook.  [Rap-Up]

:: Adele has kept far from mum about her feelings toward father Mark Evans, saying that she’d spit in his face if she ever saw him. Evans has tried to re-open the wound once again, now that he has a grandson that he has yet to meet. Apparently, Mark Evans has left multiple messages for Adele, asking to meet her firstborn, but he’s received no response. Doesn’t sound like Adele will be returning calls to her dad anytime soon. [Gigwise]

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Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Fun. Perform At President Obama’s Inaugural Ball: Watch

Alicia Keys Barack Obama Inauguration Obama's On Fire Performance
America's On Fire Now
And what a Presidential Inauguration it was! Yesterday (January 21) saw a pretty intense string of inaugural ceremonies, parties and sundry star-studded stuff, including (of course) a couple of powerhouse performances from people like Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson.

But last night kept the party going even harder, as Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and fun. all performed at the Inaugural Ball, which sounds like something out of The Hunger Games but was actually pretty fun! More »

Alicia Keys & Jennifer Hudson At ‘The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete’ Sundance Premiere

If you’re looking for Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson, the dynamic divas can be found in Park City, Utah this week. The occasion? The premiere of  The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, a film executive produced and scored by the Girl On Fire and starring the Academy Award-winning American Idol alum. The pair shared a giant hug as they arrived at the film’s screening on Thursday (January 17).  Alicia let fans in on her excitement about the film festival via Twitter: “#Sundance for the first time! So proud to share the film I produced with the world!” More »

Alicia Keys To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl

Alicia Keys will kick off Super Bowl Sunday in New Orleans on February 3 by singing the National Anthem before the game, according to the AP — though the NFL has yet to confirm the report. Keys isn’t the only star performing at Super Bowl XLVII, of course, as Beyonce is performing at the halftime show, which will include a Destiny’s Child reunion for their new song “Nuclear.”

Beyonce herself sang the anthem to open Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. Could Alicia make the same jump? Well, we can picture it now: Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife stadium right next to NYC, as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys belt out “Empire State Of Mind.” It’s gonna happen, people.

[via Billboard]

Alicia Keys To Hit The Road With Miguel For Set The World On Fire Tour: See The Dates

Back in November, Alicia Keys announced plans for a spring 2013 tour, with Miguel in the opening slot. Today (January 10) she officially announced the dates for her Set The World On Fire arena tour, and keeping her promise, Miguel will be hitting the road with her.

The two will make it to 24 cities in the US and Canada, beginning March 7 in Seattle. Keys made sure to give her hometown fans some love, with dates in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Atlantic City, before finishing up in Chicago on April 18. Considering the tour’s name, we’re guessing Keys will announce some international dates later this year. Head below to see if the tour’s coming to your city. More »

People’s Choice Awards 2013: See Christina Aguilera & Alicia Keys’ Performances, Plus Winners’ List

Alicia Keys "Girl On Fire" & "New Day" People's Choice Awards
The People Choose Alicia
Well, the people have spoken, and here are some of the things they said: “Who?” “What?” “What are we watching?” and “Honey, can you turn that off?” Yes, it was the 2013 People’s Choice Awards, easily the year’s most likably inexplicable hodgepodge of Walgreen’s ads and self-congratulatory mumblespeak, peppered with a handful of noteworthy moments (Taylor Swift looking a little sad! The Wanted being totally stunned to win over One Direction!) and a pair of solid performances from Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera.

Keys performed “Girl On Fire” and “New Day,” transitioning from a lovely piano set into a big choreographed number, while Aguilera brought out the candles and melodrama for her Sia-penned ballad “Blank Page.” Watch Keys up top, then see Aguilera’s performance and a list of the music categories’ winners after the jump. More »

Alicia Keys Performs “Brand New Me” on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’: Watch

Alicia Keys On David Letterman Interview "Brand New Me"
This Girl Is On Letterman
Alicia Keys has been, as we say in the industry, gettin’ that promo (note: that is not a thing anybody says in “the industry”) — and her latest stop was to The Late Show With David Letterman last night, where she sat down for a charming little interview before performing her new single, the Emeli Sande-penned ballad “Brand New Me.”

And, on the subject of a brand new me, Keys was rocking a new look last night. Those stripes? That hair? It was all just on point. As usual, her performance was lovely, even if it was at the snoozier end of the spectrum. Electrify us, Keys! Watch up top.