Alicia Keys

  1. Alicia Keys Pushes Social Ban For Charity

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys has organized a number of artists, actors and others to hold off from contributing to all social media until $1 million is raised for her Keep a Child Alive charity. The move, timed to coincide with World Aids Day this coming Wednesday ...

  2. Justin Bieber Wins AMAs Artist of the Year

    November 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Justin Bieber walked away with the American Music Awards artist of the year trophy, becoming the youngest person in the history of the of the event to win the award. The Canadian heartthrob chose to share the spotlight with his "mentor, best ...

  3. Exclusive: Alicia Keys Signs With Red Light Management

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is teaming with Red Light Management (RLM), Billboard has learned exclusively. Keys and her company, AK Worldwide, will oversee her music career in association with RLM founder Coran Capshaw, president Will Botwin and senior artist man ...

  4. Alicia Keys, Usher Get 4 Soul Train Noms

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New mom Alicia Keys has something else to celebrate: She's been nominated for four Soul Train Awards. The nominations were announced on Monday (Oct. 18) - four days after Keys gave birth to her first child, a son named Egypt. Usher also got f ...

  5. Tinie Tempah Leads MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal, Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awa ...

  6. Alicia Keys, Longtime Manager Robinson Part Ways

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys and longtime manager Jeff Robinson have parted ways, ending over a decade-long business partnership that began at the onset of the singer's career. Keys and Robinson announced the news Friday (July 16) in a joint statement. Robins ...

  7. Chris Brown Makes Surprise Appearance At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening’s real buzz center ...

  8. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Early BET Award Winners

    June 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West got Sunday's BET Awards off to a musical start, opening the show from atop a volcano on stage. In his first TV appearance since dissing Taylor Swift at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, West stood in a beam of light as he pe ...

  9. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT “South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?” Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast – and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace never l ...

  10. Web Trends: Swiss Beatz, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Drake and more

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 12:45pm) 5. swizz beatz and wife Rapper/producer Swiss Beatz and R&B singer Alicia Keys have confirmed that they are expecting a child together. 6. kanye west power Rapper/producer Kanye West released “Power” the first sin ...

  11. Jay-Z Leads BET Awards Noms, Queen Latifah To Host

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artist/actress/entrepreneur Queen Latifah has been chosen to host the 10th edition of the BET Awards. Leading with five nominations is Jay-Z, followed by Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Melanie Fiona, tied at four nods each. Among this year’s ...

  12. Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, 'American Idiot' Get Tony Nominations

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Fela!" the musical produced by Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, among others, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards Tuesday morning, tying it for most nominations on the year with "La Cage aux Folles." In additio ...

  13. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga Help Boost BRITs Ratings

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings for the BRIT Awards, which included performances from Robbie Williams, Kasabian and Lady Gaga as well as a duet from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, peaked at 6.3 million viewers. The live broadcast on ITV1 last night (Feb. 16) averaged 5.8 mill ...

  14. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. sing ...

  15. Alicia Keys, Jay-Z To Duet At BRIT Awards

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. chart-topper Alicia Keys is to perform with Jay-Z at the BRIT Awards in London on Feb. 16. Keys, currently at the top of the U.K. albums chart with "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music), last performed at the event in 2004. Keys a ...

  16. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) sta ...

  17. German Rules Prevent 'Hope For Haiti Now' Chart Entry

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The charity set "Hope For Haiti Now" (MTV Networks), a worldwide hit album featuring Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys, is not listed in the German top 100 albums chart. Media Control in Baden-Baden and the association of the G ...

  18. Bravado Inks Several New Artist Merch Deals

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Merchandising company Bravado has signed new deals with Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston to create merchandise for the artists’ recent album releases and upcoming tours. The company says in a news release that all four acts w ...

  19. News Briefs: Mega TV, Alejandro Sanz, White Lion

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST -Spanish Broadcasting System’s Mega TV network will broadcast the DirecTV Mas-produced Alejandro Sanz special, “Mas Alla del Paraiso.” Hosted by Sanz, the special will air Sunday, Feb. 7, and will feature interviews, concert footage and performanc ...

  20. Usher, Shakira, Alicia Keys Set For NBA All-Star Game

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Usher will perform during the introduction of the 2010 NBA All-Stars while Shakira and Alicia Keys will team up for the halftime performance at the game on Sunday, Feb. 14. The event will air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT, among other networks. Shak ...

  21. Stars Unite To Help Haiti In Telethon

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for the all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. The telecast opened with ...

  22. Bono, Timberlake To Perform At Haiti Benefit

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clooney says the "Hope for Haiti" benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Speaking to The Associated Press at the Golden Glo ...

  23. Susan Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. " ...

  24. Susan Boyle Blocks Alicia Keys From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST There's just no stopping Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream." The album continues to lock up the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth week in a row, selling 661,000 copies (up 14%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. &qu ...

  25. Susan Boyle Blocks Alicia Keys From No. 1

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" continues to rule the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth straight week as it sells another 661,000 copies. The "Britain's Got Talent" contestant's reign blocks Alicia Keys' fr ...

  26. No Stopping The 'Dream'

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" retains the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week, shifting 582,000 copies. So far, the set has sold 1.8 million and is racing after Taylor Swift's "Fearless," ...

  27. Spotify Scores Alicia Keys Album Preview

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is to unveil her fourth studio set "The Element of Freedom" on music streaming service Spotify in Europe, one week ahead of its official release. "The Element of Freedom" drops in the United Kingdom and Europe Dec. ...

  28. Alicia Keys Announces U.K. 'Freedom' Dates

    November 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Multiple Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys has announced a run of four U.K. arena dates to take place next year. The tour commences May 19 at Birmingham NIA and includes shows at Glasgow SECC (May 23) and Manchester MEN Arena (May 29). The singer wi ...

  29. Jay-Z's 'Empire' Rules Hot 100

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST As reported yesterday , Jay-Z earns his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with "Empire State of Mind," his collaboration with Alicia Keys. All of Jay-Z's four chart-toppers have been collaborations, but this is h ...

  30. Jay-Z Jumps To No. 1 On The Hot 100

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z will earn his fourth Hot 100 No. 1, but his first as a lead or co-billed performer, as his collaboration with Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind," will top the chart to be released tomorrow. The rapper's prior chart-topping en ...

  31. Latin Briefs: Alicia Keys, Latin Grammys, EMI, UMLE

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Alicia Keys will perform with Alejandro Sanz on Thursday’s Latin Grammy telecast, the lineup of which now also includes Mexican pop group Reik, Brazilian songstress Daniela Mercury, and performances by Cirque du Soleil and “Le Rêve.” Keys’ and S ...

  32. R. Kelly, Alicia Keys, Usher Onboard For New Web Concert Series

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, Alicia Keys, Usher are among the artists lined up to perform on billboardlive.com , a new internet concert series, launched Thursday (Oct. 29). The series will air live online on Thursdays, each from a different city, and will be streame ...

  33. Alicia Keys' New Album Gets Pushed

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys upcoming album has been pushed back two weeks, the artist revealed yesterday on her Twitter account. Originally slated for a Dec. 1st release -- World AIDS day -- "The Element of Freedom" will now be available on Dec. 15. &qu ...

  34. Buble Holds For Second Week With Big Gain

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The penthouse of the Billboard 200 is still a bit "Crazy," as Michael Buble's "Crazy Love" retains the No. 1 slot for a second week with 203,000 (up 55%) . . . Meanwhile, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack ...

  35. Alicia Keys Reveals 'Freedom' Details

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys will be releasing her fourth studio album, "The Element of Freedom," on December 1st on MBK/J Records. The album's first single, "Doesn't Mean Anything," produced and written by Keys and longtime collabora ...

  36. Alicia Keys Gets Down To Business

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys has influenced many lives with her soulful, heartaching piano-driven songs for almost a decade. Now that the 12-time Grammy winner has established herself as one of music's brightest stars, Keys is ready to inspire others — withou ...

  37. Nielsen: Women More Ravenous for Music Sites

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Whether it's rapper Fabolous' health scare or Alicia Keys love life, women are far more likely to be heading to music news or listening sites than men, according to Nielsen NetView data. In August, women made up 56.1 percent of the Web t ...

  38. 'Feeling' Steady: Black Eyed Peas Match Decade Mark On Hot 100

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With its 14th week at the Hot 100 summit, "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas matches Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" for longest No. 1 stay this decade. The Peas have now held firm at No. 1 for 26 straight week ...

  39. Alejandro Sanz Recruits Alicia Keys, Sets Date For 'Paradise'

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz will release his new album, "Paraíso Express," on Nov. 10, the artist announced today (Sept. 22). The album's lead single, "Looking for Paradise," features Alicia Keys and finds bot ...

  40. Alicia Keys To Guest On Upcoming Alejandro Sanz Album

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys will be a guest artist on Spaniard Alejandro Sanz's upcoming studio album. Keys tweeted a picture of herself with Sanz to fans, taken from a video shoot for the single "Looking for Paradise." The song will be included in ...

  41. Michael Jackson Saluted At ASCAP Awards

    June 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tributes continued to pour in for Michael Jackson during the weekend following his death June 25. Before officially launching the 22nd annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards (June 26, Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles), president/chairman Paul Wi ...

  42. Stargate, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream ASCAP's Top Songwriters

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The songwriting/production team of Christopher "Tricky" Stewart & The-Dream tied for songwriter of the year honors with fellow songwriting/production duo Stargate (Tor Hermansen & Mikkel Eriksen) at the 22nd annual ASCAP Rhythm & ...

  43. Bruce Springsteen Nets Ninth No. 1 Album

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen shows the Billboard 200 who's the Boss, as his new album "Working on a Dream" debuts atop the list -- his ninth chart-topper. Only a handful of acts have achieved more No. 1 albums, but who are they? . . . Other hi ...

  44. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  45. Knowles, Keys, Hudson Grab Music, Film Image Noms

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson are all multitasking for the NAACP Image Awards, earning nominations Wednesday in both music and film categories. Knowles, Keys and Hudson are competing against one another for outstanding female mu ...

  46. Taylor Swift Still In Control Of Billboard 200

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift notches her fifth non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200 with "Fearless" (Big Machine), which moved 90,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a 66% sales slide from the previous wee ...

  47. Post-Holiday Chart Blues

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST While Taylor Swift's "Fearless" hangs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fifth week, she does so with less than 100,000 . . . The chart continues to regain pre-Christmas normality, with holiday titles -- for the most part -- tak ...

  48. The Year In Music & Touring: A Run Of No. 1 Achievements Ends The Year For Taylor Swift

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rising superstar Taylor Swift is making her mark, of that there can be no doubt. This 18-year-old concludes the year in the No. 1 spot on the Top Country Artists recap and the Hot Country Songwriters tally. She also leads the Top Country Album Art ...

  49. Britney's 'Circus' Arrives With Half-Mil Debut At No. 1

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's all about Britney Spears and her "Circus" as the diva earns her fifth No. 1 album. It arrives with 505,000, the seventh-biggest sales week of 2008 and Spears' best frame since "In the Zone" premiered with 609,000 ...

  50. Nigerian Acts Win Big At MTV Africa Music Awards

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST The first-ever MTV Africa Music Awards held in Abuja, Nigeria delivered a heavily Afro-centric show and winners' list that has been welcomed by the continent's industry. "The fact that the performances that really stole the show wer ...

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