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Beyonce, Carol King to Perform at Alicia Keys Fundraiser

Apparently when Alicia Keys comes calling, you can’t say, “No.”

She has added Beyonce and Carol King to the list of performers who will be joining her at her annual Black Ball fundraiser for her Keep a Child Alive charity. The event will take place on Nov. 1 at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

At the ball, Keys will honor Oprah Winfrey and Beninese singer Angelique Kpasseloko for their philanthropic efforts. The event will feature performances by Beyonce, King, Keys, Kidjo and the rock group Alabama Shakes. The night will be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.

Keys issued a statement about the stars, saying the legendary King has “blazed the trail for women in the music industry.” About the rest of the lineup, Keys said, “Women will be rocking the house this year.”

Keep a Child Alive, which Keys launched in 2003, assists people affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. The R&B singer launched it in 2003.

Earlier this month Keys released her second single off her upcoming Girl on Fire” album, which comes out Nov. 27.  The song, “Not Even the King,” focuses on the subject of wealth. Not actual money, but self wealth within your mind and heart. The record was first debuted back in April at the MTV Upfront presentation.

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