R&B songstress Alicia Keys appeared on German games show ‘Schlag den Raab’ recently. The singer performed a medley of her hits ‘Empire State of Mind’ and ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’. Keys’ new album ‘The Element of Freedom’ peaked at #15 in Germany.
With the exception of a few off-key notes, Keys did her thing, as usual. The singles chosen from this album, while good representations of the direction that she took, don’t reflect the true potential of the LP. However, Keys is yet to deliver a poor performance (possibly in her entire career) and continues to demonstrate why she is one of the best.
Alicia Keys was the headliner on ‘AOL Sessions’ recently. The singer performed ‘Unthinkable (I’m Ready)’ from her new album ‘The Element of Freedom’. The LP debuted on the Billboard 200 at #2 in December with 417k units sold.
That was a solid performance from Keys. Her vocals sounded almost exactly like the track and her band was on point. It’s great to see Keys perform the unreleased material from the record to give people who have not purchased the record an idea of how the rest of the LP sounds. To be honest, her first two singles are actually the weakest songs on the entire album. Naturally, I am sure that everyone is eager to see her perform ‘Put It In A Love Song’ with Beyonce.
Alicia Keys was spotted in Tokyo today making the rounds during her international promotional tour for her ‘The Element of Freedom’ album. The singer kicks off her ‘Element’ tour in support of the LP in Montreal, Canada on February 28th. Peep more pics below:
Alicia Keys appeared on Saturday Night Live a few hours ago, helping the legendary show launch their latest season. As well as taking part in a hilarious skit, which you can watch above, the Grammy Award winner also performed current single ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’, as well as fan favourite ‘Empire State of Mind (Part 2)’ – both of which you can watch below:
Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
Empire State of Mind (Part 2)
She nailed it, as usual!
Alicia’s new LP ‘The Element of Freedom’ is available on iTunes and in stores now!
Grammy-favourite Alicia Keys performed at the Apollo theatre in Harlem, New York last evening. The concert, which was filmed for BillboardLive.com, featured appearances from Marsha Ambrosius, Raheem DeVaughn, Melanie Fiona and Kenny Muhammad. Check out more shots from the show below:
Continuing along the promotional trail for her new LP ‘The Element of Freedom’, Alicia Keys appeared on The Today Show this morning to perform her solo rendition of ‘Empire State of Mind’. Ever-consistent, Ms. Keys turned in yet another stellar performance – one which further solidifies my like for her solo version of the song over the Jay-Z collabo – though I seem to be somewhat alone in that sentiment (??)
Although she has made a string of high profile appearances over the last few weeks, R&B singer Alicia Keys’ new album, ‘The Element of Freedom‘, is projected to sell 330, 000 to 350, 000 units in its first week. The figures were tallied by HitsDailyDouble based on the first day sales of the LP. This represents a significant drop in sales from the 742, 000 units that Key’s last project, ‘As I Am’, sold in it’s debut week.
Granted that many would attribute these figures to a tumultuous economy and a struggling record industry, it is clear that higher numbers were expected from this album. In addition to performing on almost every major television junket, Keys released the album in the fruitful Christmas season; the time of year when sales are more substantial than any other period as a ramification of the annual shopping frenzy.
In fact, with Susan Boyle selling over 500, 000 copies of her LP ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ for the past 3 weeks (a first for any female act since 1990), many projected that ‘The Element of Freedom’ would have at least broken the 500, 000 mark. It seems that nothing is guaranteed in this current industry, no matter how much promotion or popularity that the artist commands. Nonetheless, Keys has nothing to be ashamed about, as these numbers are significantly higher than those of many of her counterparts.
Alicia Keys has been hot on the promotional trail for her new album, ‘The Element Of Freedom’, which hit stores yesterday, December 15th. Early today, the singer made an appearance on ABC’s ‘The View’ where she performed two of the LP’s tracks, ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’ and ‘Empire State Of Mind (Part 2)’. Peep the performances and her interview below: