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Alicia Keys & Maroon 5 To Perform At Grammy Awards 2013

Published: Thursday 31st Jan 2013 by Sam

Alicia Keys‘ new album ‘Girl On Fire’ may not be setting any chart ablaze, but that hasn’t stopped the star from booking many a major promo spot in support of the set.

For, following her scheduled performance of the US National Anthem at this Sunday’s Super Bowl, the 32 year old has today been announced as the latest star to join the performer line-up at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

Details after the jump…

The 14 time Grammy winner will join forces with Maroon 5 for a special live duet at the music’s biggest calendar night, which airs live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on February 10th.

Confirmation came courtesy of Maroon’s Twitter this morning:

Keys and the Adam Levine fronted band join the likes of Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift on the performer line-up.

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  1. JUELZ January 31, 2013

    The National Anthem is being performed by “ALICIA KEYS”? > Oh Goodness…
    Her talent is clear as day but her voice is truly NOT fit, nor is it strong enough or powerful enough, to grace such a vocally demanding song. I think she should opt for what Marvin Gaye did, when he performed it back in 1983, and re-arrange the composition to fit a more mellow and soulful sound – with her playing the piano perhaps…?

    THAT would be much better.

    As for Maroon 5, I’m not really fan of the successful, albeit generic Pop/Rock, material they’ve released as of late, the same applies to Alicia so I, honestly, couldn’t care less about either. But I hope they deliver a good performance.

    • JOHNVIDAL January 31, 2013

      Are you forgetting all the times that anthem has been sung by voices that don´t fit such a demanding song? I´ve seen BackStreet Boys singing it, and probably N Sync too LOL So yeah Alicia is entitled to do her version.
      Not every thing should be a Whitney Houston type of vocal slayage

      • JUELZ January 31, 2013

        Hence why I said Alicia should re-arrange the anthems traditional composition to fit ‘her’ voice and seeing that she is a musician, who plays the piano, it shouldn’t be too difficult for her

        Also, the Backstreet Boys/N’Sync & Co. have never performed the anthem on the ‘superbow;’ podium.

        I’m not expecting ‘whitney houston type slayage’, but I DO expect a good performance form a ‘singer’, which Ms. Keys is… and seeing that she is a musician, who plays the piano, it shouldn’t be too difficult for her to reconstruct it artistically.

      • JOHNVIDAL January 31, 2013

        Ok but don´t deny you tried to shade Alicia Keys hun 🙂

      • Likica January 31, 2013

        Not every thing should be a Whitney Houston type of vocal slayage
        I Can’t at this. Honey, stop reaching, Whitney’s voice is nothing mindblowing. She is just mezzo-soprano, not even close to Mariah’s 5 octave voice and soprano range. Whitney’s voice is so overrated, I mean come on! Her songs are not that hard to sing and in shows like X factor/The Voice/Idol people can even outsing her, while Mariah’s are so so hard because of her head voice and no one can come close.

      • JOHNVIDAL January 31, 2013

        @likica
        Oh please. Have several seats. Why you so obsessed with me? You´re always replying to my comments. Hell I´m even trying to avoid you, even when your comments are completely insane.
        Whitney Houston is legend, is The Voice and among other things has the best National Anthem version of all times. So memorable and emotive that it even became a hit. Kelly Clarkson is a great singer who will never be remembered cos no song sung by her is a classic and her voice (so great) just doesn´t impact people. You´ll have to deal with it. You are right about Mariah at least
        And to make my self clear I gave Kelly Clakson (I think that´s her name right?) huge thumbs up the other day. She sounded Amazing and sung live, she is clearly a better vocalist than Beyonce (although Bey owns her in all other departments). But enough is enough
        You only care about voices, not about art, so any person that despite being a true artist or a songwriter or whatever doesn´t have an outstanding voice… you hate on them (Alicia Keys, Gaga, Lana del Rey, etc, etc). And when it´s about outstanding voices… the biggest legend for you is K.C. lol and Whitney is an overrated nobody LOL
        I mean your a mess. And finally how the hell can you explain your love for Rihanna??? LMAO Criminal voice (voice yeah, that thing you are such an expert), no artistry at all, no songwriter, no dancer, generic music made by her producers like shoes (in her own words)… Explain please so we can laugh

      • OK February 1, 2013

        Thank you!!!

      • OK February 1, 2013

        thank you

    • karen February 1, 2013

      Alicia deserves this honor more than anyone I know. She does have a very very powerful voice and as far as I know always sings live, as in does not lipsync, so if there is a little falter or crack, I for one could care less because I know Alicia will put everything she has into this performanc, like always. The emotion and passion Alicia always conveys through her music is what makes me love it so much. I hope this is one of her best performances and that she feels totally at ease while singing.

  2. XtinaaLovee January 31, 2013

    I really want xtina to perform at the grammys she would slay…. Alicia album is wack so i wish she wasnt performing shes guna bore me to death

    • JOHNVIDAL January 31, 2013

      Alicia´s album is wack but Xtina´s Lotus is not? Ok 🙂 Lotus has some good things on it, but Girl on Fire is one of 2012´s best

      • True Tea January 31, 2013

        B****, Girl On Fire (album) >>>>>>>>> Lotus. Delusional wack ass stan

      • XtinaaLovee January 31, 2013

        Lotus is a fantastic album way better than that boring girl on fire mess thats her most boring album to date …

      • OK February 1, 2013

        Her album is getting her alot of promos and she still on top of her game at that !! Alicia will always be relevent. So the haters can have a seat cause no one cares about your opinion.

  3. Monstarebel January 31, 2013

    Ugh really boring ass Alicia OffKey??? I’ll change the channel during her performance..

    Rihanna & Maroon 5 are the only interesting performers this year…. i hope Rihanna does a medley of where have you been, diamonds, & pour it up omg that would be amazing…

    • Monstarebel January 31, 2013

      Oh yea I forgot Justin Timberlake is performing I’m excited to see what he has in store hope he performs a new song not here for suit & tie

      • True Tea January 31, 2013

        AK is still a better artist than all your faves reunited. DEAL

      • True Tea January 31, 2013

        oh and btw, you have the worst tate of TGJ.

      • Monstarebel January 31, 2013

        Ok & that’s your opinion why is my taste in music bad because I don’t like what you like? hmmmm

      • True Tea January 31, 2013

        No, just because you don’t know anything about music and you’re superficial as f***.

    • Jer January 31, 2013

      OOP you tried it with Alicia OffKeys GRRRRRRLLLLL spill tht true T!!! ima have to steal that…

      • OK February 1, 2013

        Alicia brings real music to the table honey, and for a singer, songwriter, musician and humanitarian that’s RnB/Soul she is the only one doing it. And people perfer Pop music and Alicia is not pop obviously !!! TFO

  4. MISHKA January 31, 2013

    Justin T, Alicia, Adam Levine…

    Thank God there’s still some REAL talent around.

    • JOHNVIDAL January 31, 2013

      That´s true

      • True Tea January 31, 2013

        PREACH

    • OK February 1, 2013

      Say it one more time for these no ear for music ass people !!!!

  5. aishaaguilerakeystesfaye January 31, 2013

    “Alicia Keys‘ new album ‘Girl On Fire’ may not be setting any chart ablaze”- LIES! It has already gone platinum worldwide!

    • JOHNVIDAL January 31, 2013

      There´s no such thing as platinum worlwide. But I see your point

      • Likica January 31, 2013

        It has barely sold 1 million and half of its sales come from the USA. :S

      • OK February 1, 2013

        @Likica Negative her album sold over a million almost 2 million worldwide

  6. aishaaguilerakeystesfaye January 31, 2013

    Smh Sam, get ur facts right! I know it hurts you that ur fave couldn’t even sing live at the Inauguration, but u don’t have to belittle the other artists to make her look better. You didn’t even mention that Alicia had been named Blackberry’s creative director. I’m looking forward to the perf, A!

  7. theman January 31, 2013

    Alicia’s album is doing fine, it is gold, and has sold over a million units ww. Get your info right.

  8. Cake like lady GaGa January 31, 2013

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! WE DONT WANNA SEE ALICIA STRUGGLE TO SING!!

    • True Tea January 31, 2013

      Still better than Lady GayGay doing the clown on stage 😉

      • mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales January 31, 2013

        Yes, but Lady Gaga is entertaining.

        I love the old Alicia Keys – you know pre-swizz beatz & baby! This “girl on fire” is just ……damn for lack of a better term. And I for one cannot take another bad rendition of GOF honestly. The music industry is really beginning to suck ass. They are steadily running actual and good talent out of the industry and leaving us with the POWER THAT BE’s hand-picked few!!

    • JOHNVIDAL January 31, 2013

      You give Lady Gaga a bad name hun. If I were her I wouldn´t want you as a fan. Try to be positive and don´t bash talented artists. You have some models out there to do that

    • OK February 1, 2013

      Alicia doesn’t struggle to sing shut up with that !!! People love hating on Alicia, but it doesn’t matter because she will flourish at the Superbowl…

  9. QueenBarb January 31, 2013

    If the queen isn’t performing I won’t be watching

    • OK February 1, 2013

      Say that !

  10. JOHNVIDAL January 31, 2013

    It´s a great album. It´s selling less than all her other albums but that means nothing cos those were huge sellers. So she is still doing fine. After more than a decade getting #1 albums left and right it´s normal your sells start to decrease. She is such an artist anyway

    • JOHNVIDAL January 31, 2013

      Wow so many people pressed at Alicia Keys. Can´t understand it, really. These kids stanning for models… wow. A few thumbs down on a blog are not going to change the reality huns

      • Likica January 31, 2013

        Your opinion vs opinion of other people
        If doesn’t mean that you are right though.

      • OK February 1, 2013

        Stanning for models and freaking STRIPPERS !!

  11. Hilly January 31, 2013

    Love Alicia, loved Maroon 5 (Adam’s hot) so okay! As long as Alicia doesn’t sing GOF!

  12. Tarzan January 31, 2013

    Who gives a f*** about this off key flop b****?

    • OK February 1, 2013

      Continue to hate and say negative things about Alicia just know she will be relevent and will still sell albums.

  13. mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales January 31, 2013

    Alicia Keys, B**** ASS Adam Levine & Maroon CONTRIVE, Justin Timberfake, and Trailer Swift …..DAMN, this years Grammy’s SUCK ASS!

    Man I miss the days of MJ, Madonna, Whitney, Anita Baker….folks worth watching. This sh*t is getting redundant. You see the same ppl performing on every damn award show. I’m sure 1 Direction and Justin Babble are on deck to perform also…..ewwww. Hell I’d take Adele singing SkyFall!!! Is Beyonce performing? Give me something 🙁

    • OK February 1, 2013

      Don’t watch it then, you obviously don’t like real music

  14. Adam Sizure January 31, 2013

    WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ARTICLE ON ABOUT!! ‘may not be setting any chart ablaze” HER ALBUM DEBUTED AT NUMBER ONE! and has sold more that 1 million copies in the US….

    • Likica January 31, 2013

      and has sold more that 1 million copies in the US….
      LOL nope, it has barely gone Gold honey :S It’s sold 500 000 copies in the USA.

      • OK February 1, 2013

        @likicia once again she sold more than 1 million almost 2 million worldwide ass. Know your facts before.

  15. MARIAH IS YOUR LEADER January 31, 2013

    LMAO GOF did not sell over a million copies in the US. She just reached the 500,000 mark this month! The lies & delusions….

    • OK February 1, 2013

      Check her instagram, no lies and delusions sweetie. SHE SOLD ALMOST 2 MILLION WORLDWIDE.

  16. Jer January 31, 2013

    I cant with Adam Lavines voice and i sure as hell am not here for Alicia Keys anymore. I need both Rihanna and Beyonce to perform so i can get my life. Rihanna needs to perform Slay and i need Beyoncea new single ASAP. Ill be checking for Justin too even tho that new song is just ok

    • Likica January 31, 2013

      Wit till Avril Lavigne comes back ^^ That will give us life baby.

  17. jake.ubb January 31, 2013

    I tried 5 different times to read this entire article and never made it through it without falling asleep. Alicia Keys just doesn’t hold my attention like she used to. There are way too many other exciting performers out there – she bores me.
    http://jakeubb.tumblr.com/ – I follow back!

    • OK February 1, 2013

      Stop clicking on articles that has something to do with Alicia then, there problem solved.

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