LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) -


Free HD concert broadcast via BillboardLive.com featuring a live performance from twelve-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys straight from The Apollo in New York on Thursday, January 7. In addition to her performance, Keys will be introducing talented new artists who will also perform during this very special, intimate broadcast.

Fans can easily access the series by simply logging onto: BillboardLive.com where they will be able to safely and securely download the Microsoft Silverlight and OWL HD player onto their computer free of charge with a one-time, simple download.

Twelve-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys latest opus "The Element of Freedom" (MBK/J Records) debuted at #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums and Digital Albums charts and #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, according to Nielsen/SoundScan. With a total of 417,277 units sold in a week, this marks the biggest first week sales debut for a female R&B singer this year and Keys' 5th straight chart-topping debut (Keys' previous four albums debuted at #1 on the aforementioned charts).

In addition to her award winning music career, Keys continues her philanthropic work as the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive (KCA), a non-profit organization that provides medicine to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa and India. For more information about KCA please visit www.keepachildalive.org.


Thursday, January 7 at 9 pm EST / 6 pm PST.


Our World Live (OWL.TV) and Billboard Magazine have entered into a strategic alliance to bring music fans BillboardLive.com, a new Internet concert series that allows unprecedented access to the biggest names in entertainment. Utilizing OWL's state-of-the-art technology, BillboardLive.com provides fans with the ultimate interactive concert viewing experience in HD. Fans have the ability for the first time ever to view the concert from up to five different camera angles of their choosing (depending on viewers' bandwidth). There's a larger full-screen "Director's Cut" view, as well as four other views where one can replace the main image at any time for a unique experience -- all with just the click of their mouse. In addition to the desktop features offered, the concert series is available to all iPhone and iPod touch users. Through these two systems, the concert is viewable in the main "Director's Cut" format and available on the go.

No ticket required. Go to BillboardLive.com to see an in-depth video promo featuring Alicia Keys as well as upcoming and previous artists.

Upcoming BillboardLive.com schedule:

-- Rosanne Cash on January 21, 2010
-- Usher in February 2010



Contact Information: Media Contact: Bobbi Marcus Bobbi Marcus PR & Events (310) 889-9200 bobbi@bobbimarcuspr.com