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Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Welcome Second Baby Boy to the Family


It’s another boy for Momma Keys and Poppa Beatz.

The “Girl on Fire” singer (33) and Beatz (35), a rapper and music producer, welcomed their son, Genesis Ali Dean, in the early morning hours on Saturday. The public announcement was made in a very 21st century way, through Instagram. Alicia took to her account to post an adorable pic of her newborn’s footprint.

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Born at 1:52 a.m. and weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces, Genesis Ali Dean is the second child for the couple, as they already have a 4 year-old son, Egypt. As this is only Alicia’s second child, this will be the fifth for Swizz. He has three daughters from previous relationships, so Egypt must be happy to have a little brother to play with now.

Alicia announced that her and hubby Swizz were expecting again via Instagram back in July on their fourth wedding anniversary. “Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz!!” she captioned a photo of her baby bump. She adds, “And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!

Congratulations Alicia & Swizz!

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, @aliciakeys]


Nick Jonas, Alicia Keys + More Will Present At 2014’s You Oughta Know Concert


You’ll obviously be wowed by the performances during You Oughta Know Live In Concert tomorrow night. But VH1 also has a bevy of high-profile presenters to get you even more excited about the show!

Nick Jonas, Debbie Harry, Alicia Keys, and more will introduce 2014’s You Oughta Know class as each performer takes the stage. The show will be hosted by Candidly Nicole star Nicole Richie.

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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 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 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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