One-Night-Only Holiday Performance to Stream Exclusively on Apple Music and @Applemusic on Tiktok on December 21st
Global superstar Alicia Keys’ first-ever Holiday Masquerade Ball is set to stream exclusively on Apple Music in partnership with TikTok on Wednesday, December 21st at 7:00p PST for a festive can’t miss Apple Music Live season finale. The 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winner’s epic one-night-only hometown performance at The United Palace in New York — packed with glitter and glamour to celebrate the holiday season — will be available to stream for Apple Music subscribers in over 165 countries at apple.co/aliciakeys-aml. For the first time ever, fans will also be able to tune in to the show on Apple Music’s TikTok page @AppleMusic.
Keys’ acclaimed new holiday album ‘Santa Baby’ — released last month exclusively on Apple Music in immersive Spatial Audio — debuted on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart upon release. The 11-track album features soulful, raw, and fresh reimaginations of holiday classics as well as four original songs, which Keys showcases during her Apple Music Live Holiday Masquerade Ball performance, in addition to a selection of fan favorites.
During the rousing performance, Keys is joined onstage by breakout singer-songwriter and 2022 TikTok Emerging Artist JVKE for a special rendition of his hit trending single “golden hour”, which has generated more than 125k total creations on the platform. Later in the show, Academy Award-winning artist Jon Batiste joins Keys for a electric medley of covers which brings down the house, including Nina Simone‘s “Feeling Good” and Nat King Cole‘s “The Christmas Song”.
“This is THEE Holiday party of the season,” said Alicia Keys. “Im grateful to Apple Music and TikTok for helping me create a magic moment to showcase my first holiday album, in such a special way, for everyone around the world.”
“Alicia Keys is a global icon who never fails to deliver an unforgettable live show. We’re excited to welcome her to the Apple Music Live stage to kick off the holiday season and celebrate an incredible year in music,” said Ebro Darden, Apple Music’s Global Editorial Head of Hip Hop and R&B, who sat down with Keys for a new interview set to air on Apple Music 1 on Tuesday, December 20th to preview the performance.
Alicia Keys is one of the highest performing artists of all time globally on Apple Music, having reached the top of the Daily Top 100 in 42 countries with a staggering 13 of her tracks topping the US chart, including smash hits like “My Boo”, “Girl on Fire”, and “No One”. Her music has been featured across an array of popular Apple Music editorial playlists, including R&B Now, Easy Hits, and Slow Jam Essentials and she’s broken down her craft in multiple conversations on Apple Music 1 with hosts Ebro Darden and Zane Lowe. Keys has also embraced TikTok, amassing nearly 7M followers by sharing glimpses into her life both on and off the stage, Duetting fans, and jumping on trends – especially those inspired by her own music, like the #MyBooChallenge which has over 430M views on TikTok.
Apple Music Live gives the biggest stars in music a global platform to connect with audiences around the world and has previously featured exclusive live performances from Harry Styles, Lil Durk, Mary J. Blige, Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, and Wizkid.
Click HERE to access behind-the-scenes footage, setlist, and more exclusive content on the Shazam app after the show.
About Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys is a 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer, founder of Keys SoulCare, New York Times best-selling author, film/television and Broadway producer, accomplished actress, entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of activism. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, SONGS IN A MINOR, Keys has sold over 65 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments. Alicia has become the #1 RIAA certified Female R&B artist of the millennium with over 27.5 Million worldwide certified digital sales (US) and 20 Million Album Sales (US). She released her eighth studio album, KEYS (Original and Unlocked) – a double album, in December 2021. A first look from the new music was featured in Alicia’s YouTube Docu-Series titled, Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories. Alicia released her book, “More Myself: A Journey” via Flatiron Books which debuted and spent multiple weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List. In March, she released her first graphic novel titled, “Girl On Fire” with HarperCollins. Alicia kicked off her sold-out ALICIA + KEYS World Tour in June of 2022 which was followed by the release of the Deluxe edition of her critically acclaimed KEYS album in August. Keys released her first-ever holiday album SANTA BABY on November 4 which includes 4 original songs including the single “December Back 2 June.”
About Apple Music
Apple loves music. Apple revolutionized the music experience with iPod and iTunes. Today, the award-winning Apple Music celebrates musicians, songwriters, producers, and fans with a catalog of over 100 million songs, expertly curated playlists, and the best artist interviews, conversations, and global premieres with Apple Music Radio. With original content from the most respected and beloved people in music, autoplay, time-synced lyrics, lossless audio, and immersive sound powered by Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, Apple Music offers the world’s best listening experience, helping listeners discover new music and enjoy their favorites while empowering the global artist community. Apple Music is available in over 167 countries and regions on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod mini, CarPlay, and online at music.apple.com, plus popular smart speakers, smart TVs, and Android and Windows devices. Apple Music is ad-free and never shares consumer data with third parties. More information is available at apple.com/apple-music.
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