Alicia Keys and Jussie Smollett Perform 'Powerful' on 'Empire': Watch

Alicia Keys
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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys and Jussie Smollett turned up the heat on Empire overnight with a duet of their uplifting ballad “Powerful.”

Keys is guesting on the series as Skye Summers, a pop star and mentor to Smollett’s character Jamal Lyon. The two got down to work on their collaboration in Wednesday night's episode and, well, it all ends in a tender moment.

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"Powerful," a song about hope, change and a “colorful future, where skin don't define any human,” appears on Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2, Vol. 1 (Deluxe), The album dropped last Friday and Fox shared the audio for "Powerful" on the day of release.

Watch the “Powerful” clip from “Empire” below.


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