Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and global superstar, ALICIA KEYS is confirmed to perform a medley of her international hit song, 'Girl On Fire' and her brand new single, 'Brand New Me' at the 27th Annual ARIA Awards on Sunday, December 1 at The Star Event Centre, Sydney.
"I'm so excited to be performing at this year's ARIA Awards in the beautiful city of Sydney," said Keys. "It's been a little while since I've been in Australia and I'm ecstatic to be back!! Being on tour is an incredible journey and I'm so honored that I get to share it with my family all over the world. No better way to set off the last leg of my worldwide tour in Australia than on the ARIA Awards stage!!"
In a performance not to be missed, Australian music fans will be treated to Alicia's first Australian televised performance live in Sydney before she embarks on her national Australian Tour supported by Grammy Award-winning singer, John Legend.
Denis Handlin AM, ARIA Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia said: "We are absolutely delighted to have the amazingly talented Alicia Keys join us to celebrate the ARIA Awards. Alicia is an incredible artist and we look forward to a very special performance from her at the ARIAs."
Alicia Keys has been performing on a global stage since the international spotlight locked onto her with the 2001 release of her debut album 'Songs In A Minor'. Led by the massive #1 hit single 'Fallin'', the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, going on to sell in excess of ten million copies worldwide and garner five Grammy Awards. Alicia Keys has sold more than 1.7 million units in Australia and in excess of 30 million albums worldwide.
Keys' most recent fifth studio album, 'Girl on Fire', debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-¬Hop Albums chart and #1 on the Top Digital albums chart. In addition to being the best-selling R&B album in the U.S., 'Girl on Fire' reached #1 on the iTunes album chart in 19 countries including Australia. The title track is a global top ten smash accumulating sales of three-times platinum locally and more than three million units worldwide since its September 2012 release. Alicia Keys 'Girl On Fire Australian Tour Edition' CD/DVD will be released in Australia on November 29th.
Tickets for the 2013 ARIA Awards at The Star Event Centre have SOLD OUT, but you can watch all the action from the David Jones red carpet unfold on GO! from 7.30pm on Sunday, December 1.
Rdio, one of the world's most popular music streaming services is a proud partner of the 27th Annual ARIA Awards. This year live performances from the 2013 awards will be available to stream exclusively on Rdio the next day. Go to: onrdio.com or download the Rdio app for free.
Don't miss out on all the ARIA Week festivities happening around venues in Sydney from November 26 - December 4. Check out all the ARIA Week festivities happening here: ariaweek.ariaawards.com.au.