Posts Tagged ‘doesn’t mean anything’

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ALICIA KEYS dazzles on X Factor!

November 30, 2009

Alicia’s  performance on last night’s X Factor was stunning! Not only did she perform the new single Doesn’t Mean Anything (in-store today!), we were treated to snippets on No One  and New York State of Mind!

Check it out here:

Simply Brilliant!

 

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ALICIA KEYS announces UK tour!

November 30, 2009

ALICIA KEYS

ANNOUNCES 2010 UK TOUR 

MAY 2010: BIRMINGHAM, GLASGOW, LONDON, MANCHESTER

TICKETS GO ON SALE Monday 30th NOVEMBER 

12 x Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys will be touring the UK in May 2010 as part of her pan European Tour. These shows will be the multi-award winning singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist’s first in the UK since her critically acclaimed As I Am Tour in 2007.  

Alicia Keys’ 2010 UK and Europe tour will follow the release of her highly anticipated fourth studio album, ‘THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM’, (out on December 14th 2009) and first single, ‘DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING’, (out on November 30th 2009)

‘THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM’ is the follow up to Keys’ multi-platinum selling 2007 album ‘As I Am’, which featured the Grammy Award winning global smash ‘No One’  as well as hit singles ‘Like You’ll Never See Me Again’,  ‘Teenage Love Affair’ and ‘Superwoman’.  Alicia describes ‘THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM’ as a dichotomy of strength and vulnerability: “The music is really strong, and the drums are really aggressive, but my voice is vulnerable and delicate.”. In addition to her long time producer Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Keys enlists the production talents of Jeff Brasker (Kanye West, Keri Wilson) amongst others on her forthcoming fourth studio album.

Since songwriter, pianist, singer and producer Alicia Keys first exploded onto the music scene in 2001 she has proved that she is more than talented – she is gifted. Alicia Keys is now as much of a global superstar as she is a musician’s musician. She has collaborated with the world’s biggest rapper Jay-Z, written hits for Whitney Houston’s recent comeback album, held her own on stage duetting with everyone from Lou Reed and David Bowie to Chris Martin and Annie Lennox; and has even been dubbed ‘the girl who made Bob Dylan weep’ after being immortalized by him in the title track of his 2007 released album ‘Modern Times’.

Live, Alicia, quite simply stands alone. In the words of The Times: “a combination of razor-sharp musical instincts and consummate showmanship… A supreme musical talent and a personality as bold as the best. Keys has got the lot. (5/5 stars)”

 

Alicia Tickets for the UK Tour are priced at £35 and £40 (excluding booking fee) and go on general sale on Monday 30th November from www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 08444 775 775 / www.aeglive.co.uk  

MAY 2010 UK TOUR DATES:

19th BIRMINGHAM  NIA

23rd GLASGOW  SECC

25th LONDON  THE O2

29th MANCHESTER  MEN ARENA 

 

 SINGLE ‘DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING’ RELEASED NOVEMBER 30TH 2009

ALBUM ‘THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM’ RELEASED DECEMBER 14TH 2009

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The SOUL FOOD weekend list!

November 27, 2009

This weekend’s Soul Food  list is a  Watch!  special…

1. Watch!

Jody Watley giving further insight into the making of The Makeover.

 

2. Watch!

Angie Stone’s fabulous new video I Ain’t Hearin’ U  from the new album Unexpected, dropping late Jan.

 

3. Watch!

… a hilarious episode of Being Charlie Sloth. New episodes can be viewed first at Charlie’s official website: 

http://www.charliesloth.com

 

4. Watch!

 

Alicia Keys  performing Doesn’t Mean Anything live on the X Factor this Sunday night! Should be amazing!

 

5. Book!

 

tickets to see Teena Maria  at London’s  Indigo O2, January 30th.  This will be Lady T’s  first UK show for 18 years, so promises to be quite an event!

Ticket link here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/12004379CAD96966?artistid=735590&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=202

Have a great weekend!

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The SOUL FOOD Weekend List!

November 13, 2009

With the weekend already upon us, here’s the SOUL FOOD List with another fine round-up of the week’s soul news and clips.

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1. Listen …

…to a fantastic interview with Motown legend Mable John talking to Craig Charles on 6 Music about her work and the Divas of Motown shows.

 

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/funk_soul/

 

2. Watch …

Alicia Keys chatting to Billboard about the connection between her new new songs Doesn’t Mean Anything and Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart.

 

 

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3.  Read…

… a killer interview with Lynda Laurence talking the Supremes and Divas of Motown to Blues and Soul. 

 

 

 

http://www.bluesandsoul.com/feature/473/supremely_blessed/

 

4. Remember….

… the vocal and songwriting genius of Luther Vandross, on the release of an extensive new compilation (Never Too Much – The Soul of Luther Vandross) mining his best work on Epic Records that all soul connoisseurs will love. 

 

 

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5. Wait…

…until next week for an exclusive from Jody Watley! She’s delivered a stunning set of interpretations on her hot new album The Makeover – now hear what she has to say about her own favourite makeovers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great weekend!

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behind the scenes with ALICIA KEYS

November 11, 2009

Check out this great  behind-the-scenes video from Billboard with Alicia, where she explains the concepts and feelings between Doesn’t Mean Anything and her new video for Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart, which will be premiering Stateside next week!

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The SOUL FOOD Weekend List!

November 6, 2009

The weekend is almost here, and with it comes another SOUL FOOD round-up of hot clips to check out…

1. Alicia Keys  at NYU

– Yahoo music are now streaming Alica’s recent gig and Q&A interview at NYU.

The set-list might be short, but it certainly packs a punch! Doesn’t Mean Anything, Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart, Empire State of Mind / You Don’t Know My Name (medley), Fallin’, If I Ain’t Got You,  and No One.  Wow!

You can find the stream here:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/programs/pepsi-music/alicia-keys/307/20091102/

Also, check the full studio version of Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart, which Alicia uploaded onto her website this week.

Amazing, right?

 

2. Jody Watley – The Makeover In-store PA clip

Great fan clip of Jody performing the brilliant I Want Your Love at an in-store PA for Virgin Megastore San Francisco.

Short and sweet, but definitely whets the appetite for seeing Jody live in the UK! (Also, she looks amazing!)

 

3. Maxwell  – Pretty Wings live on Jools Holland

We keep raving about this because it is really that good!

 

4. Mica Paris – Should’ve Known Better (live)

Mica is playing an eagerly anticipated live set at the legendary Southport Weekender tomorrow night, and here’s another taster to get you in the mood – a fan clip of the UK soul classic  Should’ve Known Better, performed during Mica’s Indigo O2 residency last year.

Sing it Mica!

 

Enjoy your weekend 🙂

 

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More ALICIA KEYS exclusives!

November 4, 2009

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Check out this great interview with Alicia currently running on Yahoo where she talks about the forthcoming single Doesn’t Mean Anything, and the album The Element of freedom

http://new.music.yahoo.com/alicia-keys/videos/view/pepsi-music-exclusive-interview–218602140;_ylt=App.0vOKcTVUt86Fuj4HqLL7syUv

Also, on the Yahoo music/Pepsi blog  there’s an AMAZING Q&A from’s Alicia recent appearance at NYU!

Very interesting…

http://new.music.yahoo.com/programs/pepsi-music/blog/4829/alicia-keys-schools-a-college-crowd/