Frank Sinatra, Alicia Keys And Jay-Z Pay Tribute To ‘New York’
Last night on the 2009 American Music Awards (ABC), the winner of two (for “Favorite Male Artist” and “Favorite Hip Hop Album”) Jay-Z and multi-platinum singer Alicia Keys were able to pay homage to the legendary Frank Sinatra.
The stage bursted with energy, a cover of Sinatra’s, “New York, New York” opened the performance and both Mr. Rocawear and A. Keys wore classic vintage looks that separated them from the rest.
Both artists let it be known that they have an “Empire State of Mind,” through putting on one of the best performances of the night.
You’ve probably seen this song done over 1,000 times in the last two months. If you haven’t, I have. I’d have to admit, that this time, this performance was special. In celebration of Jay’s win, the vibe was remarkable and the people seemed to love it. The lead singer of Green Day was even bobbing his head to the undeniable vocals of A. Keys. It was most definitely a special moment.
From LA’s Nokia Theater, the 2009 American Music Awards aired live last night from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. If you missed it, you missed performances from Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and other concert worthy musicians (check out YouTube for clips).
In the meantime, catch up on the extraordinary performance from Alicia and Jay, which paid a bit of a credit to Frank Sinatra:
Catch up on some of your history and check out Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York”:
Photos courtesy of: ABC.com