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Alicia Keys To Host the 2019 Grammy Awards

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Alicia Keys has been tapped to host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards,

Keys shared the news with an Instagram Story video that contained a behind-the-scenes look into how this opportunity came to pass. The video, which is now gone, opened with when Keys received the phone call offering her the gig. The video also shows Keys sharing the news with husband, Swizz Beats, and her two kids.

The video wraps up with Keys detailing her excitement about accepting the position. “I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it,” Keys said. “I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy. This is a first – it’s a first, and it’s amazing, and I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited, I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back, lift people up, especially all the young women that are nominated.”

Keys isn’t nominated for any Grammys this year, but she’s no novice to winning. To-date, she has won 15 Grammys. She won her last Grammy for Best R&B Album for Girl On Fire, in 2014

Set your reminders now, as the Grammys will air live on CBS February 10th at 8 p.m. ET.

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz bless unborn child in Zulu ceremony

Singer Alicia Keys and fiance Swizz Beatz took part in a very special Zulu ceremony for their unborn baby in South Africa. Keys was chosen for the ceremony for her tireless efforts with the local South African charity, Bobbi Bear.

Keys was given tribal beads and a blue robe to wear during the blessing while Beatz sported a red Zulu-inspired sarong and animal print sash.

The ceremony took place last Wednesday in Durban while Keys was in South Africa for the World Cup Kick-Off concert.
The director of Bobbi Bear, Jackie Bradfield, had this to say about Keys:

“Alicia has been made part of the tribal family because she really reached out to the people here.

Two female priests who practise a mix of Christianity and tribal custom chose new names for her and the unborn child, as a mark of respect. The names were kept between them, but were chosen to reflect Alicia’s character.

Alicia had to do a special dance with drums banging in the background, and was embraced by abused children who she has helped. She was chosen for the ceremony as a thank-you, because she has done a lot to keep children’s lives afloat and for us to afford our support staff.

‘Her partner came too – he held her hand and helped her sit down when she needed rest.”

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Shakira, Alicia Keys and Black Eyed Peas perform at 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-off celebration concert

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration Concert started off with a bang yesterday, June 10 at at the Orlando Stadium  in Soweto, South Africa. The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend,Shakira, and Alicia Keys took to the stage and wowed the crowd. The concert was definitely a great way to kick-off the World Cup. View more pictures from the concert below.

( Photos by Michelly Rall/Martin Rose/Getty Images )

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