Empire State Of Mind

Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) on Vimeo

Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) on Vimeo

The song is played each year at the end of the commencement ceremony at Columbia University. Bars are open late and the public transportation is swell and all, but performing this love letter to New York in Los Angeles?

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It's only tongue in cheek. Irish Recorded Music Association. Usually when the duo performs the song, an overhead screen shows images of places in New York. When they received a negative response on the track, they were convinced it would never be recorded. The Washington Post Company.

Empire State of Mind

Jay-Z stated in an interview that after he first heard the track's piano loops, he immediately thought of Keys and wanted her to be featured on the song. For him to be so open-minded about it, rick ross aston martin music mp3 we just couldn't be any more grateful and thankful. Telegraph Media Group Limited. List of number-one digital songs of U. List of Hot number-one singles of U.

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She is singing her verse of the song in a street at night while cars drive by. Blige was also considered for the part, but Keys was chosen after Jay-Z heard the song's piano loop.

Johnston Press Digital Publishing. She made the song sound so close to the original, She just nailed it and brought it home. In the song's music video, which is primarily in black-and-white, Jay-Z and Keys are shown performing the song in various locations in New York. Recording Industry Association of Japan. The music video opens with black and white images of locations in New York being shown in the form of a slideshow.

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Problems playing this file? Jay-Z's Lifestyle blog came out with an alternative video which features supermodels lip-syncing to the song in various locations in Manhattan. Billboard Brazil in Portuguese. Recording Industry Association of America.

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Keys was not in attendance for the performance, so singer and Roc Nation recording artist Bridget Kelly filled in. Next we see black and white clips of Keys, who is wearing large hoop-earrings with high heels, a black shirt and pants, playing a Yamaha piano that has an image of the Statue of Liberty on it. To disrupt that was outta line. The song originally featured Hunte on the hook, but when Hunte and Sewell-Ulepic were asked if they thought anyone else would be more appropriate for the chorus, Hunte suggested Keys. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Albums discography Singles discography Videography. Keys praised the music video and said that the video has all the key elements of a homage to her hometown. It contains references to various locations in New York and its famous residents, while describing the city's essence. Their work was also so well received in Wales that they were invited to the reopening of the Newport Transporter Bridge. Grammy Award for Best Rap Song.

Some people, such as ones who are walking around New York or wearing Yankee emblems, have their faces shown or blurred out. International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. This article is about the song by Jay-Z. Federation of the Italian Music Industry.

Images shown include a monument to John D. The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Official Charts Company.

In the United Kingdom, the track debuted at number fifteen and, in the two succeeding weeks, peaked at number two. Hunte and Sewell-Ulepic were hesitant, however, as they had already sent the track for consideration and were unsuccessful.

Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. The song achieved commercial success worldwide. The slideshow is then intercut with a black and white clip of Jay-Z, wearing a Yankees cap and a vest with no sleeves, performing the song on a street in front of apartment buildings. According to Hunte, when a Notorious B. Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.