Alicia Keys secured early preparation for her hosting gig at the GRAMMYs last night by covering for James Corden on ‘The Late Late Show.’

The gifted singer seized the moment to invite other artists to join her in song – and her first pick was a big one.

For, she welcomed music’s most magnetic new name Billie Eilish to the show and together they soared with a stirring rendition of the 17-year-old’s track ‘Ocean Eyes.’

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After thrilling ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ viewers with a week of live performances of tunes found aboard her September 18-released new album ‘ALICIA’ (as we’ve reported here), singer-songwriter Alicia Keys brought the residency to a close with a stirring rendition of ‘Underdog.’

The song – her highest charting single since 2012 (as we reported here) – has been regarded as an anthem for frontline healthcare workers amid the global health crisis so it was fitting for her to round out her time at the late nite talk series with a show of support for the modern day heroes (September 25).

Did you miss the socially distanced, drive-in action when it first aired? See it inside:


Alicia Keys pressed pause on the original March 2020 release date of her self-titled seventh studio album, ‘ALICIA’ (and its accompanying world tour), due to the global health crisis.

After seeing its first rescheduled date quietly come and go (June 2020), Keys surprised fans with the sudden announcement the LP would hit digital shelves September 18.

Like its predecessor, 2016’s ‘Here,’ ‘ALICIA’ may have gone to chart battle with no top 40 singles to support it however the set did boast two Gold certifications courtesy of the Miguel-assisted ‘Show Me Love’ (#90 peak) and ‘Underdog’ (#69 peak) respectively.

Shifting much of the focus of the project’s promotional campaign to social issues like the global health crisis, #BlackLivesMatter, and more (see: ‘Perfect Way to Die,’ ‘Love Looks Better,’ ‘Good Job,’ ‘Underdog,’ and more), Keys pounded the promo pavement with stops including a weeklong residency at ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ (as we reported here) as well as a number of other high profile television, Web, and print appearances.

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The Alicia Keys takeover continued at ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ Wednesday (September 23) in celebration of the September 18 release of her long-awaited seventh studio album, ‘ALICIA.’

The residency has seen her not only act as interviewee but also the featured performer everyday this week – cranking out live renditions of album cuts ‘Love Looks Better’ and more.

The latest tune to get the live treatment is the Jimmy Napes-produced ‘Gramercy Park.’  Calling on GRAMMY nominated songstress Bebe Rexha to assist, the two put a well-received twist on the song in a socially distanced drive-in concert.

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Fresh from rocking last weekend’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, Alicia Keys took to ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ to further showcase new music from her September 18-released new album, ‘ALICIA.’

Giving her new single, ‘Love Looks Better,’ the live treatment Monday (September 21), Keys showed off her performance prowess to a socially distanced audience of drive-in viewers.

Elsewhere, the 15-time GRAMMY winner sat for an interview with Corden where she discussed the new project, celebrating her 10-year marriage anniversary to husband/producer extraordinaire Swizz Beatz, and so much more.

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Alicia Keys has ample cause for celebration.

For, the 15-time Grammy winner has been named on TIME‘s ‘Most Influential People Of 2017’ list.

Joining the likes of Viola Davis, Chance The Rapper, and Colin Kaepernick, the 36-year-old is featured in honor of her achievements as an artist over the last year.

And, in keeping it real, we’re a bit perplexed.

Sure, she has a catalogue that will be ever-enduring; but there’s no denying that whatever influence she had over the last 12 months wasn’t enough to make folk buy her most recent album ‘HERE.’

From where we’re standing, she’d be more suitable for a salute of her infallible charity efforts or as a pioneer for social change. But musically? This year? That’s a reach and a half.

Congrats, nonetheless. Because no matter which way it’s diced or sliced, this is win for brand.

Peep the full list below…



Samantha Bee
Chance the Rapper
Constance Wu
Gavin Grimm
Kirsten Green
Bob Ferguson
Ivanka Trump
Demis Hassabis
Barbara Lynch
Hamdi Ulukaya
Jared Kushner
Celina Turchi
Jordan Peele
Glenda Gray
Yuriko Koike
Conor McGregor
Riz Ahmed
Guus Velders
Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour
Natalie Batalha, Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Michaël Gillon


Emma Stone
Colson Whitehead
Ed Sheeran
Alicia Keys
Ryan Reynolds
Donald Glover
Leslie Jones
Ben Platt
Ava DuVernay
Barry Jenkins
Margot Robbie
Sarah Paulson
James Corden
John Legend
Alessandro Michele
Kerry James Marshall
Demi Lovato


Theresa May
Narendra Modi
Chuck Schumer
Donald Trump
Elizabeth Warren
Julian Assange
James Comey
Kim Jong Un
Reince Priebus
Xi Jinping
Rodrigo Duterte
Stephen Bannon
Theo Epstein
Tom Perez
Vladimir Putin
Wang Qishan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Sandra Day O’Connor
Pope Francis
General James Mattis
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Juan Manuel Santos
Major General
Qasem Soleimani
Melinda Gates


Janet Yellen
LeBron James
Daniel Ek
Bernard J. Tyson
Evan Spiegel
George Church
Jean Liu
Tom Brady
James Allison
Rebekah Mercer
Jason Blum
Jeff Bezos
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Margrethe Vestager


Simone Biles
Ashley Graham
Cindy Sherman
John Lewis
Margaret Atwood
Colin Kaepernick
Jeanette Vizguerra
Raf Simons
Biram Dah Abeid
Leila de Lima
David Adjaye
Gretchen Carlson
Fatou Bensouda
Thelma Aldana
Fan Bingbing
Viola Davis
Raed Saleh
Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista


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Alicia Keys leads the latest list of names added to the line-up at the Grammys 2017.

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Whether penciled in history books for reasons good, bad, ugly, and/or everything in between, 2020 brought with it some of entertainment’s most memorable moments.

Now, as the year draws to a close, That Grape Juice is reflecting on our favorite moments that rocked – and to some degree maybe even reshaped – the Urban and Pop cultural landscape as we know it.

Next, we’ll review how coronavirus – the year’s biggest story – specifically impacted the entertainment industry.


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