Alicia Keys; Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC
Alicia Keys; Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC

Alicia Keys Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Debut Album With Performance Medley Of Hits On 2021 BBMAs

Alicia Keys brought nostalgia with her 2021 Billboard Music Awards performance.

On Sunday, May 23, Keys celebrated the 20th anniversary of her chart-topping debut album, Songs In A Minor, with a performance medley of hits from the project. Songs In A Minor was released on June 5, 2001 and includes Keys breakout single “Fallin’,” which spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2001. The No. 1 hit marked the first of her 26th career Hot 100 hit.

The performance was introduced with a montage of Michelle Obama praising Keys before she exploded into a medley of hits that included “A Woman’s Worth,” “How Come You Don’t Call Me” and of course “Fallin’.”

Watch the full performance below.

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards also featured performances from BTS, The Weeknd, Jonas Brothers, Marshmello, P!nk, Twenty One Pilots, Bad Bunny, Karol G, DJ Khaled with H.E.R. and Migos, Doja Cat & SZA, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with Sounds of Blackness, AJR, Glass Animals and Duran Duran.

In addition to the performers, the BBMAs included a star-studded list of presenters: Kelsea Ballerini, Chelsea Handler, Gabrielle Union, Lena Waithe, Swizz Beatz, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Kathryn Hahn, Henry Golding, Dixie D’Amelio, Lil Rel Howery and Padma Lakshmi. Beyonce’s mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson, presented the Change Maker Award to Trae Tha Truth.

Hosted by Nick Jonas, 2021 Billboard Music Awards aired live on Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC and NBC live streaming website.

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