Keys to perform at Champions League final


April 27, 2016
Singer Alicia Keys

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP):

Alicia Keys will debut new music from her next album during the first-ever live musical performance as a part of the opening ceremony for the UEFA Champions League final in Italy next month.

UEFA and Pepsi announced that the Grammy-winning singer will be the first musical act to perform as a part of the final, which is aired in more than 220 countries.

The singer has been working on a follow-up to her 2012 studio album Girl on Fire, but she was coy about the new songs she'll be performing on May 28.

"I have to leave it as a surprise for sure 'cause that's ... part of the fun of it," Keys said in a phone interview from New York yesterday. "But you're definitely going to hear some new music."

The multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and pianist was feeling the energy and excitement of spring as she talked about the upcoming performance and new music. The mother of two is also going to be the musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live' on May 7, and will be a judge on the next season of The Voice, alongside Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Miley Cyrus.

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