Written by Live Nation Staff • Photography by Theo Wargo, Getty Images • October 21, 2016
Alicia Keys surprised fans last night at the Keep a Child Alive's 13th Annual Black Ball charity concert when she joined Chance The Rapper to perform "Blessings." The two took to the stage to perform the song off of Chance's most recent album Coloring Book. Keys was both a host and featured performer alongside Chance for the charity event at the New York Hammerstein Ballroom. Keys played the piano and sang as they played a mash-up of both the original and the reprise. The performance had the rapper buzzing with childish glee at his chance (no pun intended) to perform alongside Keys, telling her and the crowd "This is so surreal right now."
Keys also jumped onstage with rapper A$AP Rocky to perform their duet "Blended Family (What You Do For Love)" off her upcoming album Here. The album is set to be released November 4th of this year. While both rappers had unbelievable performances, Keys definitely stole the show.
The season 11 Voice judge has been the center of some controversy lately as she has forgone wearing makeup in support of female empowerment. She was vibrant as ever as she flawlessly unleashed hits like "Fallin'" and "No One" sans beauty products but all smiles. The singer also took a moment during her solo performance to address last night's presidential debate calling Donald Trump an "orange man" that is attempting to "gamble with our democracy." She continued her statement by saying "Orange is not the new Black," before launching into a new song "Holy War."
You can check out clips of both her performances with Chance The Rapper and A$AP Rocky below!