Imagine Grammy award-winning superstar Alicia Keys stopping traffic to thrill fans with a celebrity guest-filled, surprise concert! Well, that’s exactly what happened when she threw a surprise concert, “Alicia Keys: HERE in Times Square” to celebrate the release of her latest album, HERE.
During the nearly two hour long show, 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.
She also 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 was when Jay-Z hit the stage to perform their iconic New York anthem “Empire State of Mind” with Alicia. It was a great performance which had fans singing along in unison.
Alicia Keys' New York City concert is set to air on BET channel 129 on 11 December at 20:00 CAT.