During this year’s GRAMMY awards, Alicia Keys took the stage in between her hosting duties and performed a medley of songs that she says, she wishes she wrote.  “I’ve been thinking so much about the people and the music that have inspired me, and I want to give a shout out to Hazel Scott because I always wanted to play two pianos. But back to the music. You know those songs that live inside of you and live inside of me, and you just love it so much, because it was done so well that you wish you wrote it. That’s how I feel about these songs. I wish I wrote ’em.”  Alicia performed on two grand pianos, one which was black and the other, white.  Alicia tells the crowd, “I wanna welcome you to Club Keys.” 



Alicia belted out lines from Roberta Flack’s ‘Killing Me Softly,’ Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams,’ Nat King Cole’s ‘Unforgettable,’ Kings of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody,’ Drake’s ‘In My Feelings,’ Coldplay’s ‘Clocks,’ Ella Mai’s ‘Boo’d Up’ and then continued with Lauryn Hill’s ‘Doo-Wop.’  Before singing ‘Empire State of Mind,’ a song she collaborated alongside with Jay-Z, she tells the crowd, “Then finally, you write the song that you wish you wrote.  For the music that lives in us all.”


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Alicia is no stranger to the GRAMMYs: she’s been nominated for an amazing 29 GRAMMY awards, she has won 15.  Then in 2001, within the first year of her career, she won five which included ‘Best New Artist.’  In 2004, she won four awards, she won awards two in 2007, in 2013 she won ‘Best R&B Album’ for Girl on Fire and then in 2014, she was nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ however, she lost to Beck’s Morning Phase.


According to Rolling Stone, “Keys was the ceremony’s first female host since 2005, when Queen Latifah handled the honors. Prior to the broadcast Keys said she was honoured to host the show. “I feel like we are truly part of a celebration, bringing the light, bringing the energy and continuing to make the statement that music is such an important part of all of our lives,” she said. “Sunday is going to absolutely reflect that light, that love. We feel this Grammys is going to be different and bigger and better than any other.””



Check to see what Twitter is saying about Alicia’s performance below.


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