Alicia Keys’ new song “We Gotta Pray” strikes a chord with the recent verdict in the Eric Garner case and the ongoing unrest in Ferguson.
There was no shortage of highlights at the second CBS Radio We Can Survive concert, which took place at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 24.
From Taylor Swift’s extensive album rollout to Gwen Stefani’s return to a solo career, here’s what’s been happening in the news for these artists recently.
Keys’ next album does not yet have a release date but is rumored for late 2014.
One particular song Keys is excited about off her upcoming album, slated for 2015, is “Killing Your Mother.” She says not to take the title literally.
Aristotle once said, “Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.” Perhaps this is why female singers seem almost predestined to write the most beautiful songs for their little ones.
“After seeing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening on May 2nd—be sure to Shazam the end credit sequence featuring the song ‘It’s On Again’ by Alicia Keys featuring Kendrick Lamar to unlock a look into the sinister future,” a press release states.
The disco-tinged track will be featured on the movie’s soundtrack, which is due for release on April 22.
The movie’s soundtrack will also include new music from Pharrell Williams as well as “Sweater Weather” outfit The Neighbourhood and Mad Decent pop artist, LIZ.
During an album listening session it was discovered that Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys are featured on the LP.
Celebrating The Beatles on Ed Sullivan 50 Years Later, With a Little Help From Reunited Eurythmics, Perry, Grohl & Wonder
Following Sunday’s GRAMMYs, an all-star cast of characters paid tribute to The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan debut 50 years ago, for a TV special to air on the exact anniversary.
For one night only, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will share the stage in honor of The Beatles first performance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’
Newly announced performers include: Sara Bareilles, P!nk, will.i.am, Miguel, Alicia Keys, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Train, Martina McBride, Jakob Dylan, Darlene Love, Amy Grant, Gloria Estefan, and many more.
With Alicia Keys’ new song “Queen of the Field” off the ’12 Years a Slave’ soundtrack she sings about the struggle of one particular female slave.
The soundtrack will also feature Alabama Shakes, Laura Mvula, Guy Clark Jr. and more.
“They’re all about how you transform rocking on the street to whatever it is that you might be doing later in the evening,” Keys said.