Jay Z And Alicia Keys Get Loose Singing “Empire State Of Mind” In Times Square, NYC

In a spectacular showcase of hometown pride, Jay Z and Alicia Keys delivered a mesmerizing performance of “Empire State of Mind” in the heart of New York City’s iconic Times Square. As Alicia Keys celebrated the release of her sixth studio album, Here, she treated her fellow New Yorkers to a sensational 90-minute concert, with Jay Z joining her on stage for their chart-topping anthem.

Against the backdrop of the city that never sleeps, the duo’s rendition of “Empire State of Mind” transformed into a jubilant celebration of their beloved metropolis. Shedding his usual tough persona, Jay Z couldn’t hide his infectious grin, fully embracing the electric atmosphere of the moment. The performance, captured in a viral video on YouTube, captivated millions of viewers, amassing over 100 million views.

The passion in Jay Z and Alicia Keys’ voices resonated with the energetic crowd, who reciprocated the fervor with resounding cheers. With palpable joy radiating from Keys and Jay Z, the performance culminated in a heartwarming embrace, symbolizing the camaraderie between the artists and their adoring audience.

Commenters on YouTube effusively praised the performance, expressing sentiments of nostalgia for New York City and marveling at the historic significance of the moment. Amidst the star-studded lineup of the concert, which included collaborations with John Mayer, Nas, Questlove, and others, Keys seized the opportunity to address pressing social and political issues, prompting introspection and dialogue among concertgoers.

From covers of socially conscious anthems by artists like Bob Marley and John Lennon to her poignant performance of “Holy War,” Keys used her platform to advocate for love and unity in the face of division. And amidst the diverse repertoire, “Empire State of Mind” stood out as a timeless ode to the resilience and spirit of New York City, solidifying its status as a quintessential anthem for both Jay Z and Alicia Keys.

1 thought on “Jay Z And Alicia Keys Get Loose Singing “Empire State Of Mind” In Times Square, NYC”

  1. Love Alicia – so authentic, real and talented and lovely. Even love her “no makeup” style which brings her everyday real persona to the foreground – even though she’s a real superstar. Guts and self assurance and an inner sense of security and purity that is unique. And what a great inventory of songs. Go Girl!
    M. Novello


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