Alicia Keys Gives Back to Starting With the City She Loves

Multi-Grammy winning singer has a goal to save 1 million lives starting in the Big Apple.
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Finally tonight here our person of the week. You know her voice on stage, but have you heard it behind the scenes too? Saving lives. Tonight alicia keys using the power of her voice right here at home. ♪ she's just a girl and she's on fire ♪ you already know alicia keys and that singular voice. ♪ but for the last decade she's been quietly using that voice to save others. ♪ teaching prevention and treatment for hiv. Her organization, keep a child alive. ♪ and the children in those towns and villages in africa, she's helped to save. They now sing to her. ♪ and this week, she came home to new york to sit down with us. She also did something else. As cameras were rolling, she took a test. A rapid hiv test, to reignite the conversation here in america. You say that a lot of us make the mistake of thinking it's just happening over there. I realize, I myself even, we're just not talking about it in america. There's so many people who are finding themselves infected. The infection rate is just remaining the same. It's not going down here in america. And tonight she's behind a brand new project, empowered. Sitting down with women from all over america living with hiv and surviving. Jen is a wife and a mother. Pretty much everyone who ends up hiv-positive says, I didn't think it could happen to me. And then it happened to me. Alicia wants these women to know they haven't been forgotten. Her son now 2 years old, now with her on tour, but he doesn't get to stay up with her for the whole concert. But knows every word. ♪ New york, concrete jungle where dreams are made of ♪ the world now sings that song. It's the wung thing we can totally connect with and that would drive us all to have a chance. And that song is all about that. Having a chance. The singer looking out for those children all over the world and for her little one when he needs it most. Take him and rock him in my arms, say it's okay, you want mommy to sing me a song? Can you give us a bar? ♪ ♪ but I guess it's clear to see ♪ ♪ don't be mad ♪ ♪ it's just a brand new economy ♪ that's for the little guy and for me. Thank you. And so we choose alicia keys working towards an aids free generation. What a voice.

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