Best Songs of 2020

Tracks responding to real-time events and a spectrum of moods captured the hodgepodge feelings of life in lockdown.

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Alicia Keys Figures Out Her Skin

The singer-songwriter talks about finding her rituals (and learning how to deal with carbs).

#content-type-personal-profile, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #exercise, #keys-soulcare-elf-cosmetics-inc, #keys-alicia, #meditation, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skin

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‘Song Exploder’ Reveals the Eureka Moments Behind the Hits

The new Netflix show deftly explores the making of songs from R.E.M., Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ty Dolla Sign. It’s exhilarating TV.

#hirway-hrishikesh-1979, #keys-alicia, #miranda-lin-manuel, #netflix-inc, #pop-and-rock-music, #rem-music-group, #song-exploder-tv-program, #stipe-michael, #television, #ty-dolla-sign-1985

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How to Attend Black-Tie Galas From Home

Many fancy fundraisers have moved online and are offering low-price or free tickets for virtual attendees.

#american-ballet-theater, #art, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #international-center-of-photography, #keys-alicia, #lavigne-avril, #nonprofit-organizations, #parties-social, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thomas-rob

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Returns to No. 1 for a Seventh Week

Propelled by full-album sales, the singer and songwriter’s surprise LP moved 87,000 copies, nearly double its haul from the week before.

#alicia-album, #folklore-album, #keys-alicia, #pop-and-rock-music, #swift-taylor

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Alicia Keys Has Passion, Advice and Aplomb on ‘Alicia’

The singer and songwriter’s seventh album grapples with other people’s expectations and offers words of uplift.

#alicia-album, #keys-alicia, #rhythm-and-blues-music

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Lady Gaga’s One World Concert: Pop Music Faces the Coronavirus in Prime Time

Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Billie Eilish and more took over the major networks for a Global Citizen event celebrating essential workers and supporting the World Health Organization.

#bocelli-andrea, #colbert-stephen, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dion-celine, #eilish-billie, #fonsi-luis, #jagger-mick, #keys-alicia, #kimmel-jimmy, #knowles-beyonce, #lady-gaga, #lang-lang, #legend-john, #lizzo-1988, #lopez-jennifer, #maluma-singer, #mccartney-paul, #mendes-shawn, #oconnell-finneas, #ogulu-damini-burna-boy, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantines, #richards-keith, #smith-sam-1992, #swift-taylor, #television, #vedder-eddie, #wonder-stevie, #wood-ronnie-1947

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