01 December 2016

Alicia Keys lights up her hometown

Earlier last month Grammy award-winning superstar Alicia Keys stopped traffic and thrilled fans in the concrete jungle with a guest-filled, surprise concert "Alicia Keys: HERE in Times Square" to celebrate the upcoming release of her latest album, HERE.

During the nearly two hour long show sponsored by Olay, the singer/songwriter performed some of her classic hits including "No One," "Fallin'" and a special rendition of "If I Ain't Got You" joined by Questlove and John Mayer. Keys debuted new tracks from the album along with her latest singles "In Common" and "Blended Family" while also paying tribute to legendary artists Bob Marley and John Lennon.

Rapper Nas took the stage with a special guest verse and Q-Tip got the crowd pumped with a throwback DJ set. The biggest surprise of the night featured Jay-Z joining Keys to perform their iconic New York anthem "Empire State of Mind" that had fans shouting along in unison.

"Alicia Keys: HERE in Times Square" premieres Thursday, November 3 at 9PM ET on BET.