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Alicia Keys to Debut New Music

NEW YORK - MARCH 17:  Alicia Keys performs at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Grammy-winner Alicia Keys is back! The singer/songwriter announced a special surprise show this past week at New York City’s Highline Ballroom where she teased the brand new music she’s been quietly working on. The singer now says she’s ready to take the world by storm once again as she readies the new album. In fact, she’s so excited about this next body of work that she’s planning performances in Italy next month.

NEW YORK - MARCH 17:  Alicia Keys performs at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – MARCH 17: Alicia Keys performs at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Keys will headline the opening ceremony for the UEFA Champions League Final be held at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy on May 28th where she’ll perform for the first time the new music from the forthcoming as-yet-untitled album. The performance will be broadcast to 220 countries and is expected reach an estimated global audience of 180 million viewers.

“I have to leave it as a surprise for sure ’cause that’s part of the fun of it,” Keys told Billboard magazine. “But you’re definitely going to hear some new music.”

Keys is excited about taking the new music abroad first to an area of the world she calls a second home.

“My mother’s family is from Italy, so whenever I go, I always feel the most loved,” she explained. “I feel like it’s a homecoming of love in a lot of ways.”

With new music en route to us all, Keys is also planning to be the special musical guest on NBC’s “The Voice” on May 7th ahead of her trip to Italy.

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