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Alicia Keys Says Son Egypt ‘Killed It’ in His Stage Debut at Her Concert

Alicia Keys on 'The Stephen Colbert Show'Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

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Former The Voice coach Alicia Keys recently stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where she talked about her son Egypt. Earlier this year, he made his stage debut at just 11 years old during Keys’ concert in Germany.

Alicia Keys Talks About Son Egypt’s Stage Debut

Keys told Colbert about how special it was to have her family on tour with her over the summer. She mentioned that her 7-year-old son Genesis learned how to ride a bike without training wheels while they were in Bordeaux, France.

The singer’s 12-year-old son Egypt also had a milestone moment during the tour, as he played piano on stage during Keys’ show in Mannheim, Germany. Keys said that Egypt has always wanted to perform, and she’s encouraged him to practice.

This time, she told him to put something together to possibly share at the concert. It included anime music and ended with the Game of Thrones theme. After sound check, Egypt told her he was ready to perform. As Keys said, “The boy killed it. I couldn’t believe it.”

Keys posted a video of Egypt’s performance on Instagram back in June. The crowd went wild for his impressive piano skills. As Keys wrote in the caption, “We love you young king! You’re literally unstoppable!!”



Keys Released a New Christmas Album This Year

In November, Keys released her first Christmas album, titled Santa Baby, streaming exclusively on Apple Music. The album features four covers of classic Christmas songs such as “Santa Baby” and “Ave Maria,” as well as four original tracks including the lead single “December Back 2 June.”

During her interview with Colbert, Keys said it “just felt right” to put out a Christmas album this year, adding, “Obviously this time of year is so special. All the greats that have their songs that create our memories. I want to be a part of that, you know, list. I want to be a part of something that creates memories for people.”

Keys also delivered a soulful performance of “Please Come Home from Christmas,” which appears on her album. It’s a cover of a Charles Brown song from 1960, which was later covered by the Eagles in 1978.

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