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WATCH: Alicia Keys, 'Girl On Fire' lights up the Empire State Building

WATCH: Alicia Keys, 'Girl On Fire' lights up the Empire State Building

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New York's own Alicia Keys lit up the Empire State Building Monday night, literally - with the help of New York radio stations Z100, KTU, Power 105.1 and Lite FM.

At 9:00pm ET, all four iHeartRadio stations simultaneously aired an interview with Alicia Keys, who talked about her new album on the eve of it's release, Girl On Fire, with Elvis DuranCubby, DJ Clue and Helen Little

Alicia then took the reigns of New York City's beloved skyline, switching the Empire State Building 'on' as her song began to play.

As each station played Alicia's new single, also titled , "Girl On Fire," followed by her smash hit NY anthem, "Empire State Of Mind, Part II," the Empire State Building lit up brilliantly with LED lights choreographed specifically to the music. 

It was the first synchronized light show of its kind to take place on the Empire State Building's facade, created by Philips Color Kinetics, and it certainly won't be the last. The Empire State Building previously implemented the new LED lighting system on November 6, when the lights reflected results of the presidential election.

Alicia was elated as she watched, squealing with delight and exclaiming, "It's playing my piano!"

Watch the video:

Alicia Keys' new album, Girl On Fire, is available for download at the Amazon MP3 store HERE. Alicia will perform as part of the iHeartRadio Live series in New York Tuesday night at 7:30pm ET. Watch the event live HERE.

Alicia will also perform at Madison Square Garden December 12 as part of 12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief to benefit the Robinhood Relief Fund to aid victims of the superstorm.

Photos by Bryan Smith

 

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