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MAKER Alicia Keys Surprises New York with a Special Performance in Times Square

The Big Apple witnessed MAKER Alicia Keys team up with Jay-Z on Sunday night to perform the city’s anthem: "Empire State of Mind."

Thousands showed up in Times Square to watch the special performance.

Keys also did a cover of "Imagine" to celebrate John Lennon's birthday. The MAKER also performed songs alongside Nas, John Mayer, and Questlove.


Jay Z comes out to perform "Empire State of Mind" during @aliciakeys's secret show in Times Square. 

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Alicia Keys releases her new album "Here" on November 4, and watch her exclusive MAKERS story in the video player above.

NEXT: It's Almost "HERE": Alicia Keys Announces New Album Coming This November »

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