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Alicia Keys and Chris Rock to Host 2015 Black Ball


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Alicia Keys and and her Keep a Child Alive Foundation have announced that the singer, alongside Chris Rock, will co-host the organization’s 12th annual New York City benefit event, the Black Ball, taking place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City next month. 

Billboard reports Keys also will return as one of the performers at the November 5 event, which also will include showcases from Lionbabe, Wizkid, and others yet to be announced.

The benefit concert, which was established in 2003, raises money for children and families in Africa and India affected by HIV. To date, the organization has raised upward of 24.9 million dollars for the cause.

“Their future is bright,” says Keys. “But with 25 million people currently living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, we need to get AIDS out of the picture once and for all for Africa to reach their full potential.”

For more information, visit the organization’s website,

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