Watch Alicia Keys and Jay Z Perform 'Empire State of Mind' in Times Square

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Alicia Keys performs in Times Square on Oct. 9, 2016 in New York City. 

What could be more “New York” than the sight of Alicia Keys and Jay Z performing “Empire State of Mind” in Times Square?

Lucky onlookers on Sunday night (Oct. 9) got a special “Big Apple” moment when the pair performed the 2010 chart-topper ahead of Keys’ new album release, Here, on Nov. 4.

Keys also performed alongside Nas, John Mayer and Questlove and dropped a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” to celebrate the late Beatles great's birthday.


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Here is the follow-up to Keys’ 2012's album Girl on Fire. Just last week she shared her A$AP Rocky-collab "Blended Family (What You Do For Love)," the first single from the new album.