Alicia Keys To Perform At BET Awards 2016

Published: Thursday 21st Apr 2016 by Sam

Alicia Keys has never had problems booking a stage; a reality that continues to ring true.

Because, with new music due any day now, the piano-playing performer has just been announced as the first act set to grace the stage at the BET Awards 2016 on June 26th.

Details below…

Confirmation came courtesy of BET last night at their Upfronts 2016/2017 presentation in New York City.

Given the length and breadth of Alicia’s prior success, it’s no surprise that the promotional red carpet is being rolled out for her return. Namely this and ‘SNL.’

She must, however, deliver with the music.

During the ‘Girl On Fire’ era in 2012, she was at the opening of a door (aka: everywhere). Yet, the material did not resonate and the LP vanished. Although, it was mysteriously certified Platinum.

Still, it re-affirms the importance of the masses connecting with the music. For, it ultimately is the vehicle that powers everything else.

We’re rooting for Ms. Keys. Are you?

Your thoughts?

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  1. I will because I can April 21, 2016

    Alicia is low key slaying the kids. Her and P!nk are like the underdogs they slay but people don’t praise them as much. Real musicians tend to have that kind of problem these days…..#sadreality

  2. Facts April 21, 2016

    Every artist has a slow season. Unfortunate for Alicia Keys “Girl On Fire” was hers. Lady Gaga “Artpop” still has not been certified by RIAA. Although the album only sold over 700,000 copies. Beyonce “4” album only sold over a million copies. So some of the best artists have slow seasons. I think Alicia Keys will do just fine. She still Clive Davis creation.

  3. BAMMMMM April 21, 2016

    She always performs at the VET AWARD’S, how is this news? Lmao

  4. #JACKIE April 21, 2016


  5. JOHNVIDAL April 21, 2016

    Dear TGJ that album didn´t vanished. I think it sold around 700.000 copies in the USA. That´s the most an album can seel nowadays except for 5 or 6 exceptions per year. The song was a hit too. It´s true that it had less legs than any other Alicia Keys album. But it´s bound to happen. She´ll continue to be a great artist. Once these talented artist lose commercial appeal (not saying Alicia has lost it for good or anything) they can rely on their huge talent to prolong their careers as long as they want. It´s Alicia´s case or Lady gaga´s case. They don´t really need to release a pop effort anymore and yet they will continue to do their thing and getting praise with the right choices. Models with a mi8c cannot and disappear the momentradio hits/streaming hits stop coming their way 🙂

    • King B April 21, 2016

      If streams do not exist, these single artist can’t survive at all.

      • JOHNVIDAL April 21, 2016

        I know. The worst part it is only getting worse and worse. Rihanna is having the most trouble ever selling her album right now but she has been at #1 on the album charts more weeks with it than in her entire career. Maintream music is scrap now and sales almost non existant except for 5 or 6 exception per year. Like seriously, isn´t there any damn song out there that can replace that terrible song called Work from the top spot? Is competition so non existant nowadays? Her career almost died last year, so it is ridiculous that she can be gievn the chance to be #1 anywhere with such crap.

  6. Coolness April 21, 2016

    Rooting for her, tbh. I only liked a few songs from Girl on Fire as it is her weakest effort to date. I was surprised that it won best R&B at the 2013 Grammys. Then again, she’s always been highly favored by the Grammy committee. It seems like she’s gearing up for the comeback. My only prayer is that the material is good and that good Lord grants her the power of vocal constraint and control with these upcoming performances ??.

  7. Tran uk anti bloper honioey love but it okay girl April 22, 2016

    Good for Alicia keys

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