Alicia Keys announces new music and SNL performance

2016-04-21 18:00


Los Angeles - Alicia Keys performed her new track Hallelujah at BET Network's Upfront on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old songstress took to the stage at Jazz in the Lincoln Center in New York City and performed the haunting ballad, which is set to be her first chart offering since her 2012 album Girl on Fire.

The delighted star told the crowd: "I feel like I'm performing for my family in my living room."

Since giving birth to her 13-month-old son Genesis back in December 2014, Alicia has been busy in the studio working on her highly anticipated sixth studio album.

And the performance comes soon after the Empire State of Mind hitmaker teased fans she'd be back with "new music to share".

She announced on Snapchat on Saturday: "I've been dying to share some news with you for a while. I have new music to share with you and I'm gonna be performing in the next couple of weeks."

Watch her announcement here:

The Fallin’ singer - who also has four-year-old son Egypt with husband Swizz Beatz - has been updating fans on her comeback on the social media platform and revealed she'll appear on Saturday Night Live on 7 May to perform her new music.

She said: "That's right. I'll be performing my new music in my hometown city...on an iconic New York stage."

Alicia is also the first artist to be announced to perform at the BET Awards in Los Angeles this June.

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