Alicia Keys

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 - 7:05 pm

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 - 5:30 am

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 on…

Idolator Staff | September 5, 2012 - 5:00 am

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 - 11:58 am

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 this…

Carl Williott | September 3, 2012 - 10:34 am

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 in…

Nicole Sia | August 31, 2012 - 11:00 am

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 - 2:36 pm

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…

Christina Lee | August 23, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ Album Cover Is Classy And Classic

Alicia Keys is a vision of classic beauty on the just-revealed cover of her fifth album Girl On Fire (out November 27).  The “New Day” singer strikes a glamorous hands-on-hips pose while wearing a black body suit/zippy dress-type number with her hair swept to one side.

“Just chose the album art for my…

Robbie Daw | August 23, 2012 - 9:58 am

Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys & Pink To Appear On ‘VH1 Storytellers’: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: 2012 MTV VMA perfomers Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and Pink will all have their own VH1 Storytellers episode that will air in November. Taylor’s will be November 11, Alicia’s on November 12, and Pink’s on November 13. [MTV]

:: Check out another hot pic of a flaxen-haired Adam Lambert.

Becky Bain | August 22, 2012 - 5:00 am

Alicia Keys Names New Album ‘Girl On Fire’: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Following in John Legend’s footstepsAlicia Keys is the latest artist to announce her new album — just in time for her upcoming VMA performance. Echoing The Hunger Games, the R&B songstress’s forthcoming LP is titled Girl On Fire. [Rap-Up]

:: American Idol winner Scotty McCreery took a hard fall off a stage…

Idolator Staff | August 15, 2012 - 5:00 am

One Direction And Alicia Keys To Perform At MTV Video Music Awards 2012

The MTV Video Music Awards 2012 nominations were announced this morning, as were the first set of artists slated to perform during the September 6 festivities. Brit boy band One Direction, first time nominees for their “What Makes You Beautiful” clip, will take the stage, as will four time VMA winner Alicia Keys, who will premiere new material…

Becky Bain | July 31, 2012 - 2:30 pm

It’s A “New Day” For 50 Cent, Alicia Keys And Dr. Dre: Listen

When we got word that Alicia Keys would be loaning her new song “New Day” to 50 Cent for his forthcoming album Street King Immortal, we could hardly contain ourselves. The last time Keys let an MC borrow one of her hooks, we got Jay-Z’s “Empire State Of Mind,” and we all know how that…

Carl Williott | July 30, 2012 - 5:05 pm

Alicia Keys’ “New Day” Lyric Video: Hands Up And On The Spray Paint

The lyric video for the solo Alicia Keys version of “New Day” (not that one with 50 Cent, Alicia and Dr. Dre we found about last week) has premiered, and the celebratory track gets quite the arty treatment. A hooded figure uses spray paint to graffiti-up the walls of New York City with the upbeat…

Robbie Daw | July 24, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Alicia Keys Chops Off Her Locks, Shows Off A Short New Hairstyle

Alicia Keys is ready for a new summer style! The singer-songwriter debuted a new short bob on her Twitter.  “Look what I done did!!” she wrote. “Its an #aknewday in EVERY way!!!!” Her husband Swizz Beatz approves of the new ‘do:  “My baby done cut it all off :) New Day 4 real amazing !!!!”

Alicia and…

Becky Bain | July 19, 2012 - 1:13 pm

50 Cent Confirms Alicia Keys Collaboration “New Day”

In late June, Alicia Keys shared a new song with her fans, the jovial “New Day”, assumed to be off her upcoming fifth studio album. But the song could also appear in some form on 50 Cent’s forthcoming Street King Immortal, as the rapper announced his next single will also be called “New Day”, and will…

Becky Bain | July 18, 2012 - 11:00 am

Alicia Keys Releases New Song “New Day”, Says She’s “A Whole New Person”

After debuting her new low-key love song “Not Even A King” in late April, Alicia Keys is revving things up with one of the most upbeat songs she’s ever released. With “New Day”, a track off the follow-up to her 2009 release The Element Of Freedom, Keys sings over a buzzing beat, marching band drumming and bright…

Becky Bain | June 28, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Rihanna Hangs Out With Justin Bieber Impersonator: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Looking decidedly dressed down from her fishnets-and-leather Hackney Weekend ensemble, Rihanna took to Twitter to pose with a Justin Bieber-mask-wearing friend. The Only Girl In The World tweeted: “Me and the beebs yesterday! Shoutout to my photographer @jennnrosales” [PopDust]

:: 50 Cent, who recently collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, was involved in a car…

Idolator Staff | June 27, 2012 - 5:00 am

Pink Talks Motherhood And New Music In ‘Cosmopolitan’:Morning Mix

Did You Know?

:: New mommy Pink looks fabulous on the cover of the June issue of Cosmopolitan, and with phenomenal cleavege like that, we’re not surprised she’s still nursing. “I’m used to going into the studio and smoking and drinking until three in the morning. But I can’t drink as much because I’m…

Becky Bain | May 17, 2012 - 5:30 am

Alicia Keys Debuts New Song, “Not Even A King”

MTV may have J-WOWWed a captive Beacon Theatre crowd with its 2012 summer television lineup in New York Thursday night (Apr. 26), but it was Alicia Keys stripped-down debut of a new song, “Not Even A King”, that wowed us at the event. Under a spotlight, Alicia performed the romantic piano ballad in a leather…

Nicole Sia | April 27, 2012 - 9:46 am
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