Category: Alicia Keys


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After some photographs and speculation of a “baby bump” on Mediatakeout.com, the gossip mills were churning with the worst kept secret since the Gosselin separation. Alicia Keys’ rep has finally confirmed to “People Magazine” that she’s expecting a child with fiancé rapper/producer Swizz Beats.

Beatz, 31, has two sons from previous relationships including a son with ex-wife rapper Mashonda, whom he divorced earlier this year.

The couple is set to be married before the end of the year.

Check out the latest single from Alicia Keys’ Element of Freedom. The next song “Put It In A Love Song” with Beyonce is expected to drop in June although the video was completed several months ago in Brazil.

Check out the big name collaboration between AKeys and Beyonce off the album Element of Freedom, in stores December 15th.

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Another publication has fallen victim to the economy, this time music magazine “Giant” which is changing direction to go digital at a later date.

Owner Radio One announced Giant is folding in print, although it will continue in some form online. No word on layoffs yet. They paid a mere $270K for Giant in 2007, so the financial loss is not as terrible as it could have been, in a cold, corporate sense. (Gawker.com)

The publication has hardly been immune to hard times, being tested as recently as 2007 when an “unknown” source sent out letters to advertisers of the magazine claiming that they were shutting their doors. The online publication will operate under a subsidiary of Radio One, Interactive One and operate at GiantLife.com. Radio One’s other digital endeavors include Blackplanet.com, Newsone.com and Hellobeautiful.com.

Speaking to Allhiphop.com, Interactive One Cheif Content Officer, Smokey Fontaine, had this to say:

“Suspending the print vehicle marks the end of an era, but I am thrilled with the opportunity to bring more Celebrity, Style and Culture to our audiences through my exclusive video series, and other integrated rich media opportunities…In the coming months consumers can look forward to more exclusive content from trend-setter and celebrity bloggers and active user participation and dialogue through TheGIANTList.” (Allhiphop.com)

The final print edition will be on stands December 15th and feature R&B star Alicia Keys.

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Alicia Keys was on NBC’s Today Show performing 2 songs from her highly anticipated album Element of Freedom. Alicia spoke with Meredith Viera before her performance and discussed not only what has inspired her work on this new release but also her charity and hinted at a life-changing announcement coming on December 1st, World A.I.D.S. Day.

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Check out the clip below for “Empire State of Mind 2:”

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Alicia Keys debuted “Empire State of Mind, Part 2” last night in Tribeca as part of the iHeart Radio series. The song, follow up to her collaboration with Jay-Z “Empire State of Mind, Part 1,” which was featured on Blueprint 3, will be featured on her album Element of Freedom. Expect Jay-Z to be featured on the album cut of this song.

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