Thursday, September 16, 2021

Alicia Keys Drops New Single – Ellen’s $10,000 Gift to Dance Crew (WATCH)

Alicia Keys

*Alicia Keys will perform her new single this weekend on Saturday Night Live, as the musical guest. She released the song, “In Common,” late Tuesday, and in a statement, Keys said the song celebrates the fact that “we are all kind of messed up” and that “that’s what helps us understand each other.”

The track comes from her upcoming studio album, Keys’ sixth, that’s set to be released this summer. She made “In Common” with the producer Illangelo, known for his collaborations with the Weeknd and Drake.

Check out the song below and let us know what you think!

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‘Running Man’ Viral Dance

The two young men behind the latest viral dance, the Running Man Challenge, woke up to find everyone from celebrities to athletes receiving praise for doing their renditions for the frenzied scuffle-like moves. So, Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall, of Hillside, N.J, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to explain how the dance came about.

As they explained to Ellen, they were bored during finance class, so instead of learning, they opted to  sing and dance. Their Running Man Dance is not like the original of the late 80’s early 90’s, but it wouldn’t have gone viral if not for University of Maryland basketball players Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley, who came across the video and uploaded their dance to Instagram.

“I woke up and these guys—the Maryland basketball players—they did it,” said Vincent.

Hall added: “And we were like, what? We made this!”

Ellen invited all four men onto her show and presented them with a $10,000 scholarship from Shutterfly.

Check out the video below.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.



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