Alicia Keys To Perform in Saudi Arabia In Honor of International Women’s Day

It’s clear that Alicia Keys loves her Saudi Arabian fans.

In honor of International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8), Alicia Keys will host the third edition of her initiative called “Women to Women”.

The private event taking place in Saudi Arabia, is in conjunction with the country’s Formula 1 Grand Prix and is backed by Swizz Beatz’s Good Intentions creative agency and international music platform ‘MDLBEAST’.

A gathering of influential and impactful female trailblazers, the event will involve a conversation about how women are pushing the culture forward in Saudi Arabia and worldwide.

“I am thrilled to be back on stage, this time in Jeddah, performing in a place I have never performed in before, and in a way I never have in this region,” says Keys.

“I’m also so inspired to connect in a meaningful way with the amazing women there to discuss cultural, creative, and boundary-pushing narratives we are collectively and individually leading. In light of International Women’s Day on March 8, it’s the perfect time to discuss important issues affecting us.”

A classically trained pianist, Keys began composing songs at the age of 12 and was signed by Columbia Records at age 15.  She has sold over 65 million records since the release of her debut album, Songs in A Minor, in 2001 She was named by Billboard as the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade.