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Alicia Keys’ “Brand New Me”: Hear The Album Version

Carl Williott | November 9, 2012 - 2:40 pm

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 »

Election 2012: Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Pink & Others Tweet On Election Day

Robbie Daw | November 6, 2012 - 9:42 am

Election Day is finally here, pop fans, and if you’re 18 and over, it’s time to get out there and hit the polls. If you won’t listen to us on that matter, perhaps you’ll adhere the advice of your favorite artists like Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Katy Perry and Pink, who have… More »

Alicia Keys Is Sleek on ‘Billboard’ Cover, Sultry on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Christina Lee | November 3, 2012 - 10:01 am

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 »

Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj’s “Girl On Fire (Inferno Version)” Video Is Giving Us Deja Vu

Carl Williott | November 2, 2012 - 3:46 pm

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 »

Alicia Keys Ignites ‘VH1 Storytellers’ With “Girl On Fire”

X. Alexander | October 28, 2012 - 1:42 pm

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’ “Unlock Yourself”: Watch The Animated Lyric Video

Carl Williott | October 26, 2012 - 12:31 pm

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 »

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Snubbed 2 *NSYNC Members: Morning Mix

Carl Williott | October 25, 2012 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel reportedly only invited two *NSYNC members to their wedding. JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick were invited to the Puglia, Italy ceremony, but Lance Bass and Joey Fatone were left off the guest list. [Us Weekly]

:: Bobby Brown was arrested and charged… More »

PSY, The Killers, Pitbull & Alicia Keys Added To 2012 MTV EMAs

Sam Lansky | October 23, 2012 - 6:22 am

“Gangnam Style” has already gone global, and it shows no sign of stopping: Professional dancing pastel suit PSY has just been added to the line-up for the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, alongside fellow newly confirmed performers The Killers, Pitbull and Alicia Keys. Those most recent four additions join already confirmed stars like Taylor Swift, CarlyMore »

Alicia Keys Reveals ‘Girl On Fire’ Tracklist

X. Alexander | October 20, 2012 - 11:09 am

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 as… More »

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

Erika Brooks Adickman | October 19, 2012 - 5:26 pm

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 wears… More »

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

Sam Lansky | October 17, 2012 - 12:22 pm

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… More »

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

Robbie Daw | October 1, 2012 - 10:00 am

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… More »

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

John Hamilton | October 1, 2012 - 5:30 am

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… More »

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

X. Alexander | September 29, 2012 - 11:14 am

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… More »

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

X. Alexander | September 8, 2012 - 2:36 pm

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,… More »

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

X. Alexander | September 8, 2012 - 12:35 pm

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… More »

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

Erika Brooks Adickman | September 7, 2012 - 2:59 pm

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 was… More »

2012 MTV Video Music Awards: The Best & Worst Moments

Carl Williott | September 7, 2012 - 7:29 am

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… More »

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

Carl Williott | September 7, 2012 - 5:30 am

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… More »

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

Carl Williott | September 6, 2012 - 9:40 pm

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 on… More »

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