With a galaxy of pop stars set to attend, this year's Video Music Awards are revving up to be a night to remember. And Alicia Keys has just added one more reason to tune in. The 14-time Grammy Award-winning singer and pianist will perform a brand new song off her forthcoming as-yet-untitled LP.
“Debuting a new song at the VMAs is definitely special. I debuted ‘No One’ at the VMAs, it was the first time anyone had ever heard ‘No One,’” she said in an interview with MTV News. “It was just the perfect setting. It’s the right energy. It’s the right vibe. It’s just that edgy enough for people to be open to hearing new songs. I think people are so excited about the night of music and hearing different styles that it just goes over really well, and this time I am going to debut a brand new song as well. This song is so crazy! I’m so excited for real. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to tell y’all about it but it’s just a really empowering and powerful moment.”
Keys previously released the teaser track "New Day," which features 50 Cent and Dr. Dre. The album will be her first since 2009's The Element of Freedom and is expected later this year.
Check out Keys' performance when the VMAs air on September 6 at 8 p.m. on MTV.
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