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 »
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:: 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 »
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… More »
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,… More »
:: 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]
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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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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.
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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]
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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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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 !!!!”
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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… More »