Alicia Keys will perform at the opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League final next month in Milan. The Grammy winning singer will debut music from her new album at the event.
“I have to leave it as a surprise for sure ’cause that’s … part of the fun of it,” Keys told Billboard in a phone interview from New York on Tuesday. “But you’re definitely going to hear some new music.”
The UEFA Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event in the world with an estimated 180 million viewers expected from 220 countries around the world. But this is the inaugural Opening Ceremony for the event which will add excitement to Milan’s San Siro come Saturday, May 28. Keys appearance was arranged in conjunction with Pepsi.
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It has been a busy year for Keys. She played performed on Super Bowl Eve earlier this year and will be on Saturday Night Live on May 7 before heading to Italy. The 35-year-old was also named as a new judge on The Voice for next season along with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Miley Cyrus.
The event will have some special meaning for Keys as her mother is from Italy with her adding, ‘I always feel the most loved’ when in Italy.