Alicia Keys Shuts Down NYC With Jay Z, Nas & John Mayer [Photos]

Alicia Keys Shuts Down NYC With Jay Z, Nas & John Mayer

Alicia & Jay Z

Alicia Keys Shuts Down NYC

Earlier this month Grammy award-winning superstar Alicia Keys stopped traffic and thrilled fans with a surprise concert to celebrate the upcoming release of her latest album, HERE.

Alicia Keys Shuts Down NYC With Jay Z, Nas & John Mayer

Alicia & Nas

During the nearly two hour long show, she 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. Keys 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.

Alicia Keys Shuts Down NYC With Jay Z, Nas & John Mayer

Alicia & John Mayer


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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 featured Jay Z joining Keys to perform their iconic New York anthem “Empire State of Mind” that had fans shouting along in unison.

Here’s a teaser of Alicia and Jay performing New York State of Mind.

A video posted by Billboard (@billboard) on

Watch “Alicia Keys: HERE in Times Square” concert Thursday, November 3 at 9PM ET on BET.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams