Performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl or any sporting event is always a nerve-wracking task, since pop stars tend to flub the lines with regularity. Maybe it's nerves. Maybe it's the pressure and being on such a national stage. Who knows. But it happens... a lot. Alicia Keys performed 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at Super Bowl XLVII tonight (Feb. 3), seated at a white piano in the middle of the field. We're proud to report that it was flawless, both lyrically and melodically.
Fourteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys was snubbed by the Recording Academy this year, but she'll be appearing at the Grammys anyway as part of a special collaboration with Maroon 5. The Academy announced the news in a press release which also confirmed that Frank Ocean will get a performance slot on the show.
Beyonce is a notorious perfectionist, which may well be why she chose to sing along to a backing track -- not lip sync -- for her performance of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at President Obama's Inauguration. Her fellow Destiny's Child members have already rushed to her defense, and now her pal Alicia Keys, who performed at Obama's Commander-in-Chief Ball, is joining the ranks of Team Beyhive as well.
Happy birthday to the beautiful Alicia Keys! Jan. 25, 2013, marks the pianist's 32nd birthday, and in celebration of her career as one of R&B's leading ladies, we are taking votes on your favorite Alicia Keys album ever. So, which of the New Yorker's five full-length, studio LPs is your ultimate go-to for a musical fix?
Over the weekend, tons of pop performers partook in celebrating the Presidential Inauguration 2013. Friends of the Obama family like Beyonce were on hand to help ring in Barack Obama's second term in office, while other pro-Obama artists like Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson also lent their voices for inaugural events.