Concert Review: Alicia Keys’ Launches ‘Here’ With NYC Show

Published: Monday 10th Oct 2016 by TGJ Team
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Alicia Keys is back!

And That Grape Juice were in the house to see the 15-time Grammy winner.

Head below to read our NYC correspondent Richard Pittman‘s exclusive recap.

A crisp, NYC evening saw magic manifest at Alicia Keys’ surprise concert in Times Square. The gig was staged to promote her sixth studio album ‘Here,’ slated for release on Nov. 4th.

While Alicia brought home her classics such as ‘Fallin’ and ‘No One,’ she was also introduced her audience the newer numbers that will appear on ‘Here.’ Titles weren’t divulged but new cut ‘Blended Family’ was showcased live.

Alicia’s scenic performance also included star-studded appearances by Q-Tip who DJ’d the event, Nas, Quest Love, John Mayer, and Jay Z. The audience was gifted with covers of Mayer’s ‘Gravity’ as well as a tribute to John Lennon singing ‘Imagine.’

By far the highlight of the night was her performance of ‘Empire State of Mind’ with Jay leaving the audience stunned by the suddenness of his appearance As her voice soared, the masterful MC spat two complete verses, interacting with the audience with youthful adulation, and humility to be amongst his people.

Watching two of New York’s finest in their element, it was one of those moments in live performance that leaves you in awe and inspired to hustle.

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  1. Nickiara Keys October 10, 2016

    Lol, this site still running? AnywayZ sZlay MOTHA can’t wait for the new album……

  2. The kpop guy, Matt ~ October 10, 2016

    Tired

    • Nickiara Keys October 10, 2016

      This blog on the other hand is TIRED with it’s Ads, Slo-mo loading, comment placing E.G my first reply 2 U and of course what you just DONE: TROLLING… ☺ 4 of the reasons I stopped coming here and about to walk out again, bye b****.

      • The kpop guy, Matt ~ October 10, 2016

        Excuse me? This song is TIRED! This song is like her “diamonds”. The only thing she performs these days

      • JOHNVIDAL October 10, 2016

        Nickiara
        I agree on twpo things: this was amazing and Alicia has an incredible career under her belt for someone who has always stayed 100% classy R&B; and yes the site is full of trolls who rarely talk about music, just charts and absurd fights. It is a great way to get news though. Do you know any other sites you recommend?

  3. Nickiara Keys October 10, 2016

    Like everything MADE IN CHINA? Please know your place, Ali is the 2nd best selling female artist of last decade, selling more albums than the girl who topped that list

    • The kpop guy, Matt ~ October 10, 2016

      And she’s still tired. Maybe she should throw concealer under those eyes

  4. Sharp October 10, 2016

    Hmm Alicia sound a little… rough…no? Maybe it’s the weather? Or she has a cold?

  5. BEY>RIH October 10, 2016

    And people have the nerve to compare her to Bey as a vocalist. Anyways.. great job I gues.

    • JOHNVIDAL October 10, 2016

      Who has ever done that? Thing is she is a way better musician and a real songwriter. Maybe that´s what you have heard sometimes? 🙂

      • BEY>RIH October 10, 2016

        A lot of A. Keys fans feel the need to compare her to Bey and some of her other peers vocal wise like that is something she excels in. I agree, she excels in songwriting and instruments but her main instrument is never on key. She should change her last name tbh…

  6. Career Ender October 10, 2016

    Classic!

    • JOHNVIDAL October 10, 2016

      It´s such a great song. I remember how grammys got it so damn right and gave the grammy (for best collabo or soemthing like that i suppose) to this song over the one with Eminem and Rihanna. This was truly great, quality and commercial success.

      • Career Ender October 10, 2016

        Lol, yes

  7. Career Ender October 10, 2016

    People say this blog is done but they keep lurking in silentville
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    miserable clingy flop hos

  8. 2Real4me October 10, 2016

    Hell NSW. This bish straight singing “live”.

  9. Career Ender October 10, 2016

    LOL, Rima, Thando, East Africa Girl, Nigerian Rihanna fan etc.
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    I hate these ugly imps, and every time I see tgem I’m dragging their a**es
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    bloody malnutritioned hairline having muppets!!!!!!!

    • JOHNVIDAL October 10, 2016

      Some really pathetic people here always hating on actual talent with basic and unrelated “come-backs” and “drags”. Never a real argument.

      • Career Ender October 10, 2016

        they’re so pathetic. always tryna start xit instead of worrying about what they gon eat for dinner

  10. e Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi October 11, 2016

    Cool

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