Alicia Keys to perform at the Champions League final live show
Alicia Keys has been announced as the act for the opening ceremony at next month's UEFA Champions League final.
UEFA has confirmed that Keys, who has sold over 50 million albums, will feature as part of a revamped ceremony prior to the game on Saturday, May 28th.
The match, which will take place in Milan's Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, will be broadcast in more than 220 countries, with an estimated global live audience of 180 million viewers, making it the most-watched annual sporting event in the world.
Alicia will perform some of her new music during the opening ceremony. Speaking about the news she said,
"I'm extremely excited to share my new music at the UEFA Champions League final, an event that is celebrated in every corner of the world. This is going to be a powerful moment in history and one that represents the spirit of all the similarities we share no matter where we live and who we are. I'm honoured to be a special part of such a beloved experience."
Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA's marketing director, added:
"With such a highly-respected and truly global artist performing ahead of the final, it heightens even further the appeal of the match and consequently will reach a broader audience demographic."
Alicia rose to fame after she released her debut single, Fallin', in 2001 and since has gone on to release five studio albums and two live albums.