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Originally posted 12/07/2012 06:35PM
Alicia Keys was definitely on fire Thursday night.
The Grammy-winning singer hosted, performed – and was nearly auctioned off – at the Black Ball "REDUX," an annual event for her organization Keep A Child Alive, which assists those affected by AIDS in Africa, held at New York's legendary Apollo Theatre. The event, which was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, honored Oprah Winfrey for her work in Africa and India and raised $2.9 million.
Originally posted 12/07/2012 02:20PM
A benefit concert to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy will showcase both hometown talent, such as Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and stars from abroad, including Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton.
The event – 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief – will be held at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which offers assistance to those in the tri-state area who have been impacted by Sandy, the devastating storm of historic proportions that has left thousands homeless and caused millions of dollars worth of damages.
The event is set for broadcast Dec. 12 and will be live-streamed right here on PEOPLE.com as well as at 121212concert.org.
Other artists set to perform include: Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and more.
Originally posted 11/28/2012 09:00AM
With her Girl on Fire album officially out, Alicia Keys took a break from her busy promotional schedule to honor superstorm Sandy first responders and volunteers in New York City on Tuesday.
The singer took to the iHeartRadio stage in lower Manhattan, singing several songs from her new album for the small group. Keys's son, 2-year-old Egypt, joined mom on stage for a bit, too, sitting comfortably in her arms as she belted her new tunes.
"Thank you again to all of the amazing first responders who continue to help with hurricane #Sandy," Keys wrote on Instagram after her show. "It was such a special night to perform for you all at the @iHeartRadio Theater!" – Melody Chiu
Originally posted 11/20/2012 02:45PM
When Alicia Keys gave birth to son Egypt two years ago everything changed.
"To have this type of love in my life at this time in my life, it means so much. Perspectives change, priorities change," she tells Lara Logan on CBS' Person to Person, airing Friday, Nov. 23 (10:00 p.m. ET).
But motherhood has been a welcomed change for Keys, 31, who tied the knot with rapper-producer Swizz Beatz, 34, in July 2010.
Originally posted 09/07/2012 03:30PM
She and Swizz Beatz just successfully trained their 23-month-old son Egypt, she tells PEOPLE at the VMAs
Originally posted 06/06/2012 04:20PM
Someone's been working on their fitness.
Alicia Keys, 31, flaunted a perfectly toned physique in a teeny, weeny red and black two-piece bikini on Instagram this week.
Showing off her famous curves, the mommy to son Egypt – who will be 2 years old in October – is photographed by her hubby Swizz Beatz for a retro post that he captions, "My Bond Girl:) 007 AK47."
The hip-hop producer, 33, has a habit of posting pictures of his lady love. Just a few messages before the bikini shot, he showed off his wife's flawless, makeup-free face.
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 05/09/2012 11:40AM
Just before host Carson Daly announced Tuesday night that Team Blake's Jermaine Paul was the winner of this season's The Voice on NBC, Paul tells PEOPLE that he "couldn't look at anybody and allow myself not to believe. In that moment I prayed."
Despite Monday night's phenomenal final performance, when he sang R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly," Paul says his confidence was low going into the finale.
"I didn't feel good about the overall outcome," he says. "I didn't know if I was going to win or not."
Originally posted 05/07/2012 06:00AM
Alicia Keys laughed and giggled the night away with pal La La Anthony at the annual Bronx Charter School for the Arts auction.
The ladies were joined by their husbands – Carmelo Anthony and Swizz Beatz – and an onlooker tells us, "Alicia and Swizz looked more in love than ever, gazing into each other's eyes and kissing like no one was watching."
But their affectionate demeanor didn't stop the duo, who attended with 6-year-old song Kaseem Jr. (from Swizz's previous marriage), from bidding against each other for a guitar signed by the Rolling Stones during the Ciroc Vodka-sponsored event.
In the end, though, Keys ended up taking home a penguin drawing created in collaboration between her husband and some schoolchildren, and Swizz took a turn spinning tracks behind the deejay booth at the party.
Originally posted 04/11/2012 06:00AM
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Originally posted 03/21/2012 11:30AM
Let's hear it for New York real estate!
Alicia Keys and her husband, rapper/producer Swizz Beatz, have put their Manhattan penthouse on the market for just under $18 million, according to the New York Daily News.
Does the couple need more room now that they have a nearly 2-year-old son, Egypt, running around?
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