Posts tagged "Alicia Keys"

Alicia Keys Reveals ‘Girl On Fire’ Tracklist

Most artists rely on collaborations to build buzz around their new albums. Alicia Keys resorts to no such tricks, preferring to let her own vocals carry her new album, Girl On Fire. There are zero features on the LP — just thirteen tracks of Alicia, Alicia, Alicia, including a few we’ve heard already, such a…

X. Alexander / October 20, 2012

Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire” Music Video: Watch As She Works Her Magic

Is the temperature rising? No, it’s just the heat radiating from Alicia Keys’ music video for “Girl On Fire,” the single from the R&B siren’s forthcoming album of the same title. In the vid, the “Listen To Your Heart” singer works a similar sleek, short do as seen on the single cover art. Alicia wear…

Erika Brooks Adickman / October 19, 2012

Alicia Keys’ “Listen To Your Heart”: Watch The John Legend-Penned Song’s Live Debut

Alicia Keys’ latest single “Girl On Fire” has been burning up the R&B charts, and we’ve heard a few other tracks from Keys’ upcoming third studio album, also titled Girl On Fire, including her promo single “New Day,” sweetly sentimental “Not Even the King” and slow jam “Brand New Me.” But last night (October 16) at a…

Sam Lansky / October 17, 2012

Emeli Sande On The Olympics, Working With Alicia Keys & Opening For Coldplay: Idolator Interview

When we heard Emeli Sande’s UK single “Heaven” last year, we became instant fans. In fact, we highlighted the 25-year-old Scot in our Popping Up series last December before we even knew if her debut LP, Our Version Of Events, would be getting a US release. Thankfully it did. Through her music and two coveted…

Robbie Daw / October 1, 2012

The 10 Best James Bond Songs (Until Adele’s 007 ‘Skyfall’ Theme Drops)

Rumor has it the producers of the next James Bond film, Skyfall, have only one diva in their sights for the sure-to-be-blockbuster theme song: multiple-Grammy-winner Adele! Nothing has been officially confirmed by either camp, but we think the platinum 21 songbird is an ideal fit for the classic James Bond motif. Not only is she…

John Hamilton / October 1, 2012

Alicia Keys Performs Brand New Track “Brand New Me” At iTunes Festival

We like Alicia Keys just the way she’s always been, but if she wants to be a “Brand New Me,” more power to her. The Girl On Fire played a stirring set for the iTunes Festival on Friday, comprised of past hits like “Fallin'” and several cuts from her new album, including the title track…

X. Alexander / September 29, 2012

Coldplay, Taylor Swift & Alicia Keys Perform For ‘Stand Up 2 Cancer’

Great musicians performing for a great cause. What’s not to love? Last night’s Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon featured some of our favorite artists doing their most emotional material. Coldplay gave us a taste of “Paradise,” while Alicia Keys debuted her Girl On Fire piano ballad “Not Even The King.” Perhaps the most moving tribute,…

X. Alexander / September 8, 2012

Alicia Keys’ Priceless “Not Even The King” Lyric Video: Watch

Alicia KeysGirl On Fire isn’t headed our way until late November, but after hearing the title tune, we’ve already got another track from the hotly anticipated LP. “Not Even The King” comes complete with a lyric video depicting artful illustrations of a tune that’s all about being rich in love: “They offer the world…

X. Alexander / September 8, 2012

Nicki Minaj’s Political Verse & The MTV Video Music Awards: The Hype Index

Welcome back to the Hype Index, our Soundbytes segment that manages to squeeze an entire week of music news into one very opinionated list. Stevie Wonder and Nicki Minaj started off September in hot water, while Madonna and Elton John reportedly hugged it out. The MTV Video Music Awards turned 28, but without Lady Gaga or Kanye West the show wa…

Erika Brooks Adickman / September 7, 2012

2012 MTV Video Music Awards: The Best & Worst Moments

Despite all the big-name performers and presenters, the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday were generally underwhelming. There’s usually a singular “goosie” experience (for instance, Adele last year) or an instant headline (the Kanye interruption). But this year there were no such capital-M Moments. That’s not to say there weren’t some truly enjoyable moments. Head…

Carl Williott / September 7, 2012

Kelly Clarkson Nails “A Moment Like This” 10 Years Later: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: For the 10 year anniversary of Kelly Clarkson’s American Idol win, the singer belted out her first hit, “A Moment Like This.” Watch her killer rendition up top. [MJsBigBlog]

:: Speaking of Idol winners, season eight champ Kris Allen has hired new management and is prepping the…

Carl Williott / September 7, 2012

2012 MTV Video Music Awards: Winners, Losers, Showstoppers & Newsmakers

In the end, Kanye West never showed up, Rihanna and Chris Brown didn’t perform together and Drake and Breezy didn’t bump into each other (as far as we know). But there were still plenty of storylines and water cooler moments to come out of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (like Lil Wayne skateboarding o…

Carl Williott / September 6, 2012

2012 MTV Video Music Awards: The Performances

Who do you think had the best performance of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards? Was it Demi Lovato, clad in all black on top of a truck during the pre-show? Rihanna showing off her new short locks while doing a medley for the VMAs opener? Pink gliding over top the stage atop a giant…

Robbie Daw / September 6, 2012

2012 MTV Video Music Awards: A Viewer’s Guide

By now you may have heard that the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are taking place tomorrow night (Sep. 6) live from Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET. We know what you’re thinking: no way this year can live up to last year. The 2011 VMAs featured Lady Gaga’s gender-bending theatrics, Beyonce’s baby bump reveal,…

Carl Williott / September 5, 2012

Alicia Keys Designed These Sneakers For Reebok: Morning Mix

:: Alicia Keys plays the piano, and therefore there are piano keys on her version of the Reebok Freestyle Hi sneaker. The “Girl On Fire” debuted the designs for her new kicks collection this week. Each pair retails for $80 and is available at Finish Line. [Rap Up]

:: R. Kelly encourages women o…

Idolator Staff / September 5, 2012

Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire (Blue Light Version)”: Hear The Hazy Jam

Alicia Keys is days away from performing “Girl On Fire” at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6, and to ratchet up the excitement she has released “Girl On Fire (Blue Light Version).” It’s a slower, hazier take than the “Inferno” version featuring Nicki Minaj that we heard earlier this week. The song’s structure…

Carl Williott / September 4, 2012

Hear Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire (Inferno)” Featuring Nicki Minaj

Alicia Keys was set to unveil her new single “Girl On Fire” at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday (Sep. 6), and she even gave us a teeny, tiny snippet of the song in her VMA promo. But it appears the full track has leaked online ahead of the performance and —  how’s thi…

Carl Williott / September 3, 2012

Alicia Keys Previews “Girl On Fire” In MTV Video Music Awards Promo: Watch

Alicia Keys is set to take the stage at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, and 30 seconds of her upcoming single “Girl On Fire” serve as the bed music for its promotional spot. The clip begins with a Alicia playing a melody at the piano. Soon the track plugs i…

Nicole Sia / August 31, 2012

Alicia Keys Reveals Sleek “Girl On Fire” Single Cover Art

For the cover of Alicia Keys’ next single “Girl On Fire” — the title track on her forthcoming album (out Nov. 27) — she kept the short locks. But gone is the neo-classic bob haircut seen on the album’s cover, and instead she’s rocking a sleek, slicked back look. The single drops on September 4, and two days later she’ll…

Carl Williott / August 30, 2012

Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Coldplay Lined Up For ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ Telecast

Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and Coldplay are set to perform at the third annual Stand Up to Cancer telethon, an all-star TV special to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Hollywood A-listers such as Julia Roberts, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and Samuel L. Jackson will also be attending.
Of all the performers lined up, Coldplay…

Christina Lee / August 23, 2012
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