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Well here’s some news that we definitely did not see coming. Yesterday, Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys announced that she is expecting her second child with husband, Swizz Beatz. The announcement came in the form of a very sweet Instagram message from Alicia celebrating their wedding anniversary.
“Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz,” she exclaimed. “And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many, many more years of the best parts of life!”
This will be the couple’s second child. They’re already the parents of adorable Egypt Dean, who is 3 years old. While the singer’s big announcement came as a bit of a surprise to most, she has expressed a desire to have more children in the past.
“I definitely want more kids,” Alicia told Wendy Williams in last year. “I do actually want more children and sometimes I think it does feel like, ‘Oh man, what if I could just spend every waking minute with Egypt. [I've] learned to really cherish those small moments and not rush so much everywhere.”
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From The Grio
Grammy winner Alicia Keys joined MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry at the 20th Annual Essence Festival with a message empowering black women to end AIDS.
Keys hosted a special Essence Empowerment Experience panel on Friday, July 4th, called “Through Love of Self, Family and Community, Empowering Black Women to End AIDS.”
Throughout the one-hour conversation, moderated by Harris-Perry, Keys spoke to women whose lives have been impacted by the virus.
Keys was joined by two additional women with incredible stories: Kym, a young professional who found out she was positive when her new husband became sick and died as a result of HIV/AIDS, and Teresa, a mother whose unconditional love of her HIV positive son has helped him to maintain his treatment and thrive in the face of this disease.
Read more on Key’s activism at TheGrio.com
Some women can’t afford to stay at home after becoming a mother while others are career-orientated and look forward to returning to work. However, these celebrity moms decided to take some time off and raise a family.
Christina Milian teamed up with producer/songwriter The Dream to work on some music together but things turned into something more in no time. Soon after rumors began to make their way around that the two were dating, the couple eloped and then announced they were expecting a baby. Milian gave birth to little Violet in early 2010 but by that time, she and The-Dream had split up. Taking some time off from her career to become a first-time mother, the “Dip It Low” singer was hired as the social media correspondent for the reality singing competition show “The Voice” in 2012. Marking her return to music, she also signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money label.
It’s the most important date in a person’s life. But for celebrities, their wedding day is more than just making a commitment to someone they are — or think — they’re in love with. It’s a chance to break out the finest in bridal fashion and strut their stuff. So as your Facebook becomes cluttered with summer wedding photos and engagement announcements, we decided to add to the pile with our favorite celebrity wedding looks.
Amber Streeter, widely known as Sevyn Streeter has been taking the R&B game by storm with her new music, including the jams “It Won’t Stop” featuring Chris Brown, “nEXT” featuring Kid Ink, and “I Like It.” But before she was stepping out on her own to have success as a solo artist with EPs like Call Me Crazy, But…, like so many other musicians these days, she was a thriving songwriter, and really, she still is. She’s behind some recent big hits, as well as deep cuts off of albums from some of our favorite singers over the last few years. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself. Here are 10 songs written or co-written by Sevyn Streeter that we’re sure you’ve tried to sing or danced to before…
“Yeah 3X” by Chris Brown
It was the first time Streeter and and Brown worked together, but it wouldn’t be the last. He was so impressed with her writing skills (she co-wrote the song), and of course, her voice, that he made her his protege. Who wouldn’t? “Yeah 3X” was a massive hit internationally and helped his fourth album, F.A.M.E. sell well and get attention back on his music after being blacklisted on the radio after his assault on Rihanna in 2009.
With all the stories in the news about young men and women around the country beating the odds and being accepted in a handful of Ivy leagues schools (we love those stories!), we thought we’d show some love to all the ladies who attended Ivy League colleges over the years (including Brown, UPenn, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, and Cornell–none tried Princeton). Not every woman on the list was able to graduate (some left to pursue surefire opportunities in the fields they majored in), but kudos to them for getting accepted in and being able to walk the halls of the “ancient eight” schools at one time or another.
And before you check me, everyone already knows Michelle Obama attended Princeton and Harvard, so that’s the only reason her fabulous self isn’t on this list. Enjoy!
The funny lady and co-host of the CBS show The Talk attended Dartmouth. She obtained her degree in environmental policy (very far from the comedic work she does now), and was very involved in campus activities. She was part of the co-fraternity, The Tabard, and started an all-female acapella group called The Dartmouth Rockapellas.
How cute is this little guy?
While mom Alicia Keys, and dad Swizz Beatz are known for their music, little Egypt Dean entered into the world of modeling earlier this week with both proud parents looking on. He was one of many kids who hit the catwalk in Ralph Lauren designs for fall, and he looked quite snazzy in his plaid green pants, sweater, button down, tweed jacket, and his signature mohawk. The show took place in NYC, and all the children walked in support of the New York Library, helping to spread the word in their own way about the importance of literacy. Dean is doing his part to be a little philanthropist, like his mom, who has done great work over the years with her charity, Keep A Child Alive, which raises awareness about AIDS. And we can’t forget about Swizzy, who gives to a variety of charities, including hosting fundraisers for the Bronx Charter School For The Arts.
Alicia Keys couldn’t hold back her excitement over her son’s first big runway show, saying on Instagram, “Egys[sic] first runway show!!!!! Wooooowwww!!!!! My lil baby!!!! #proudmamamoment!!!”
And Swizzy had this to say: “Egypt said to tell uncle Kanye he’s walking with that Ralph tho. our lil guy 1st show”
Check out more pics, as well as a short clip of Dean doing the finale walk hand-in-hand with designer Ralph Lauren. Too cute!
What’s better than a musical powerhouse taking the stage before thousands of screaming fans? Two musical powerhouses taking the stage before thousands of screaming fans. It is all too rare an occurrence that singers join forces for an epic concert experience for the fans that adore them. But the union of Mr. and Mrs. Carter “On the Run” together has given us renewed hope that there are years of superstar-duo tours in our future. Here are the musical duets we would love to see.
We would have thought Alicia Keys has already made this career step, but the “Girl On Fire” singer just inked her first ever beauty contract. She is now the new face of a new fragrance from Parfums Givenchy, to hit stores in September, reports Hello Beautiful.
“This marks the first time that the Grammy Award-winning singer has ventured into the beauty biz. Most of her attention, beyond music, has been focused on fashion — namely her collection of signature kicks for Reebok Classic,” reports The Huffington Post. Liv Tyler, Justin Timberlake, Uma Thurman and Amanda Seyfried are among the other celebrities who have fronted Givenchy perfumes.
“Givenchy has long been one of the world’s most iconic luxury fashion houses, and a personal favorite of mine,” Keys said in a statement.
Keys recently released another Reebok collection of Reebok Court sneakers, following the success of her 2013 sneaker collection. Keys has also been promoting her track “It’s On Again,” done with Kendrick Lamar For The Amazing Spider-man 2 soundtrack. She performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon recently. That clip below.
Jay Z went from being a Brooklyn drug dealer to a rapper to a business mogul worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Though some might consider the Bed-Sty native crude and self-serving, once upon a time he didn’t have a problem helping a few ladies climb the ladder to success right along with him — or at least climb the charts for a few weeks. In case you didn’t know, here’s a list of women Jay Z helped put on throughout his career.
For more on Jay Z, check out A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized story of Jay Z.