‘The Voice’ Winner Chris Blue Gets “Original” With Inspired Studio Album


The Voice winner Chris Blue continues his passionate attention to his craft, as the singer is currently working on his upcoming studio album. Personal songs such as “Blue Blood Blues,” a heartbreaking and compelling tune that was inspired by a previous relationships, are a testament to Blue’s decision not to go the creatively safe route with the project. Part of Blue’s success, along with having a collaborator like Alicia Keys by his side, comes from appreciating his own roots.

Whitney Houston started in the church, one of the greatest singers of our time,” said Blue, who won season 12 of The Voice. “Marvin Gaye was a church guy. Al Green was a church. There’s a lot of talented artists that started in church that we don’t know started in church. And I’m one of those guys and I’m proud of that. It’s who I am.”

Click on the media bar to hear Blue explain why his album will be filled with original tracks and not covers:

A new season of The Voice begins February 26.

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For Alicia, ‘The Voice’s’ Honesty Is Key

NUP_174127_1120.JPGAlicia Keys is one of the most talented musicians in the world. The Grammy winning singer brings experience and wisdom as a judge to NBC’s Emmy winning hit reality series The Voice.

Keys has been a longtime fan of the show and has been on as mentor. The Voice, now in its 11th season, has managed to be one of best talent shows on television. There are many reason why audiences and critics adore The Voice.  Alicia Keys told us one reason for The Voice’s popularity is because it’s nurtures the untapped abilities of the contestants. (Click on the media bar below to hear Alicia Keys)

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights 8/7c on NBC.

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Alicia Keys Is A Huge Fan of Fox’s ‘Empire’


One of Empire’s most strongest aspects, along with its talented ensemble, lies in the quality guest stars that take part in the show. Alicia Keys begins her recurring role on FOX’s Empire starting tonight as Sky Summers, a singer who collaborates with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) on the new song “Powerful.”

“(Sky) is an artist,” said Keys, whose previous acting credits include Smokin’ Aces and The Secret Life of Bees. “She is really looking to break out of the boxes that have started to close in on her as an artist. She’s fantastic. She’s really a lot of fun. I’ve had a great time putting her together (and) really creating a character for her. There’s very specific things we have talked about to make Sky come to life.”

Although she is not an avid TV watcher, Keys does get hooked on the occasional show, and she admits to being a huge fan of Empire. Click on media bar below to hear Alicia Keys talk about her love for Empire.

Empire, which also features guest star Rosie O’Donnell, airs tonight on FOX (9/8).

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Alicia Keys Is Born To Play Lena Horne

130aliciakeys2Alicia Keys took a stab at acting several years ago with Smokin’ Aces and The Secret Life of Bees, but it’s the long in development Lena Horne biopic which stands as one of her ultimate thespian goals..  The songbird is still bringing her “A” game thanks to her hit song “Girl On Fire,” so she has nothing to worry about music wise.

Keys, however, is still looking for new horizons and challenges, and in the following clip, she explains why she is driven to play the “Stormy Weather” singer.

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Lifetime Networks has lined up a powerful group of A-listers to direct the Lifetime original movie Project Five.

Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Independent Spirit Award-winner Patty Jenkins (Monster) have been signed to direct the project, which is an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives.

Aniston, Marta Kauffman (Friends), Paula Wagner (Mission: Impossible), Kristin Hahn (The Departed), Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri (Greg the Bunny) will executive produce the production. Project Five reunites Aniston and Kauffman for the first time since Friends.

Project Five will use humor and drama to highlight the effect that the disease has on relationships along with the way women perceive themselves – all while searching for strength, comfort, medical breakthroughs and, of course, a cure.