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The 10 Best MTV Unplugged Albums

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It may have come as a bit of a shock when MTV announced Miley Cyrus was reviving Unplugged, if only for a night. However, the singer is the perfect artist to strip down her music for an intimate evening with fans. Her powerful vocals are rarely showcased on her number 1 hits, such as “We Can’t Stop” and “Party in the U.S.A.” In fact, it wasn’t until Cyrus’ Saturday Night Live performance that many even remembered there was some true talent behind all the nipple pasties and twerking craziness.

What does remain to be seen is how will her showcase compare to the long list of artists to unplug before her? Will she crash and burn on stage like Lauryn Hill? Highly unlikely. Or will she produce one of the great Unplugged performances like Eric Clapton? Also unlikely.

However, with only a few artists to produce actual records based on these shows, she has a chance to join the list of the best Unplugged albums. 10,000 Maniacs comes is at number 10, with a solid yet basic acoustic set that Cyrus could easily knock off. Though, she’ll have to work at it if she wants to topple Jay Z, Nirvana or Tony Bennett.

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7 Performances From Last Night’s Beatles Tribute That We Can’t Wait To See

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Hollywood pulled out all the stops for The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles, netting music’s best and brightest to come out and pay tribute to the 50-years of the Fab Four by playing some of their most iconic songs. Although the telecast doesn’t air until February 9th (a half-century after they famously made their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show), the show taped last night at the LA Convention Center. If the guest list and photos are any indication, it’s going to be an historic night of television jam packed with unmissable performances!

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Alicia Keys Is Empowered By The Women Featured In Her Special About HIV And AIDS

Alicia Keys is hosting “We Are Empowered,” an earnest conversation about HIV and AIDS, streaming on VH1.com at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). The singer believes that many communities in the U.S. don’t know enough about the disease and are more likely to believe the myths rather than the facts. Keys is stepping up to set the record straight, and who better to help her than five strong women who have faced the disease head on?

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Alicia Keys Is Empowering Communities To Be Part Of An AIDS-Free Future

This coming Sunday, January 19 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m.), Alicia Keys will present on VH1.com her new special, “We Are Empowered,” an intimate and inspiring conversation with five women living with HIV and AIDS in the United States. Keys aims to show how love, support, and knowledge have not only helped the women in her special, but how those traits can transform the world as we move toward a society without AIDS.

Ahead of the special, Keys talked to us about why she feels communities don’t understand enough about the disease.

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Listen To Alicia Keys’ Storytellers Tracks Before They Hit Stores Tomorrow!

Big news, music fans! Alicia KeysVH1 Storytellers CD/DVD hits stores and digital shelves tomorrow, and in honor of her release, Ms. Keys streamed a song a day from the show on her VH1 artist page each day last week: aliciakeys.vh1.com. Today, for one day only, all five of those songs are streaming at once!
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Listen To Songs From Alicia Keys’ VH1 Storytellers CD/DVD Before It’s Released Next Tuesday!

Just a few weeks before Alicia Keys released her fifth studio album Girl On Fire last year, she hit the VH1 Storytellers stage to sing her heart out. In honor of that magical night’s performance being released on CD/DVD next Tuesday, June 25th, Alicia will be liberating the audio from different songs that were performed all week long on aliciakeys.vh1.com!
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