The first lady was on hand to present Alicia with The Recording Academy’s Recording Artists’ Coalition Award for her ongoing contribution to popular music.
‘We are proud to honor Alicia Keys for her artistry, philanthropy and her passion for creators’ rights as a founding member of The Academy’s brand-new Grammy Creators Alliance.’ said Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow.
To read the first lady’s touching remarks click here.
Music and politics unite at The Recording Academy®’s 2015 GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards where GRAMMY®-winning artist/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys will be presented with the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award® (named for the artists’ rights program founded by Don Henley and Sheryl Crow)
“We are proud to honor Alicia Keys for her artistry, philanthropy and her passion for creators’ rights as a founding member of the Academy’s brand-new GRAMMY Creators Alliance, ” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. ”We know that she will bring the same dedication to creators’ rights as she does to her music and global philanthropic efforts.”
Congratulations to Alicia!
Alicia has published a “Power Music” Playlist on Spotify in honor of Black History Month.
“I call this Power Music. Music that reminds us that we are limitless, powerful and capable. Music that makes us think, get up and move! Listening to these songs I feel love, strength, peace, prayer, determined and closer to myself. I hope you do too.This is a salute to the greatness that came before us & lives with us now. – With light & love, Alicia Keys”
You can listen to the playlist below:
Congratulations to Alicia on her NAACP Image Awards win for Outstanding Song – “We Are Here”!