Alicia Keys – It’s On Again (f. Kendrick Lamar) [@aliciakeys @kendricklamar @pharrell]

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It took Pharrell’s magic on “I Know Who You Are” for me to care about Alicia Keys on a record again. Not saying that Girl On Fire was underwhelming, it just didn’t connect to me the same way her previous records did. With Pharrell back behind the boards for her, Keys gets a rather fiery […]

Deconstruction: Usher’s ‘Confessions’ – A Decade Later

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When it comes to Usher Raymond IV, there’s been a debate in recent years as to which is his best album, and the argument always falls between 8701 and Confessions. 8701, with its flirtations and fun moments and teases, was perfect in middle school or, in my case, for freshman year of high school, when […]

First Look: Pharrell – G I R L [@pharrell #GIRL]

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Slowly but steadily, more and more details have creeped out into the public eye about Pharrell Williams’s upcoming sophomore album, G I R L. The producer-singer-rapper “surprise announced” the album earlier this week, and since then hasn’t been shy at all opening up about what the project will bring with it. Today, Pharrell unveiled the […]

John Legend & Alicia Keys Sing “Let It Be” Beatles Tribute [@johnlegend @aliciakeys]

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John Legend and Alicia Keys performed the famous “Let It Be” as they played opposing pianos. As Paul McCartney sang along from the audience, Legend and Keys sang their hearts out in an amazing performance. And, Legend’s gorgeous wife Chrissy Teigen smiled and bobbed her as she listened to her husband sing. Read more at: Heavy

Alicia Keys – Die Without You [@aliciakeys]

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I’m not going to say Mrs. Keys-Beatz needed to find a creative spark but given that her career since 2001′s Songs In A Minor has been nothing short of breathtaking for fans, the existence of unreleased Keys tunes seems really like an untapped gold mine. “Die Without You”, a cover of the rather popular PM […]

The Essentials: The 20 Best R&B Songs Since 2000

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Justin’s rise to a solo career, Usher’s dominance, the emergence of John Legend, Robin Thicke and the continued greatness of one Robert Sylvester Kelly. While most can agree that the ‘Golden Age of R&B’ occurred firmly within the late 80s and throughout the 90s; one cannot overlook the gems that were released at the start […]

Video: Alicia Keys & Maxwell – Fire We Make [@aliciakeys] [@_maxwell_]

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Alicia Keys is no stranger to playing a lover enthralled in the newness of romance. For the Chris Robinson directed “Fire We Make” co-starring Maxwell, the singer and her duet partner find themselves in love in the deep richness of New Orleans, turning their dance of hearts into a literal heatwave with Keys fanning herself […]

Alicia Keys – Brand New Me Pt. 2

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In honor of her 32nd birthday yesterday, Keys strips down the Girl On Fire ballad and turns it into a party-anthem that’s far more uptempo and samples Crystal Waters 1991 hit “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)”. Keys thanked her fans in a message saying she couldn’t help but give them something new for showing so much […]

Tour Life: Alicia Keys & Miguel – Toyota Center (3/18)

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If you aren’t heading to Austin for SXSW during March, this might settle your R&B kick. Alicia Keys brings her Set The World On Fire to Toyota Center along with Miguel on March 18th. Tickets go on sale next Friday at 10 AM via http://houstontoyotacenter.com/. ALICIA KEYS SET THE WORLD ON FIRE TOUR W/ MIGUEL […]

First Listen: Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire

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In her defense, Alicia Keys’ recent transformation to from worldwide pop singer universally adored to woman seen in a different light has led to some of the more radical music in her catalog. The neo soul emergence nearly a decade ago with the swinging braids and girl from around the way vibe should have prepared […]

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