The 15-time Grammy Award winner sang a medley of songs she wished she had written while playing two pianos, midway into the show on Sunday.
She said, “I wanna welcome you to club keys. 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.”
The singer and songwriter started off by playing ”The Entertainer “ on two grand pianos.
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The 38 year old singer moved on to play songs by Drake, Roberta Flack, Coldplay, Juice WRLD and more.
Celebrating her, the former First Lady of America tweeted from her official Twitter handle @michelleobama.
She wrote, “A big part of friendship is showing up for your girls—that’s why I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys at the #GRAMMYs.
“She is one of the most genuine and thoughtful people I know—there’s no one better to help us all celebrate the unifying power of music!”
Another fan, @curtisstephen tweeted, “Alicia Keys just walked us through the history of American popular music with a virtuoso performance that was truly was one of the greatest of all-time on the Grammy stage. Hosting? She’s EDUCATING, UPLIFTING and TESTIFYING”
@joecampbellMN, Here’s the deal, that performance by Alicia Keys was insane. For anyone who has ever tried played the piano, for anyone who has ever tried to sing. She is an AMAZING musician. I love her. More musicians hosting this show
@pascaleblaise tweeted, “This Grammy performance of Alicia Keys was amazing. Singing on two pianos, her voice is timeless. Only Alicia Keys does it like Alicia Keys.
Keys has been nominated for 29 Grammys and won 15 of them.
In 2001, she won five, including Best New Artist, three awards for her song, “Fallin” and one for Best R&B Album.
She won four Grammys in 2004, two in 2007 and Best R&B Album in 2013 for ”Girl on Fire.“ (NAN)