Alicia Keys will be performing the title track for her upcoming album, Girl On Fire, this Thursday at the MTV Video Music Awards…and it’s safe to assume that her featured emcee Nicki Minaj will be joining her onstage…

Check out their new “Girl On Fire” duet, and a short video of Alicia in the studio…
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New Music: Alicia Keys featuring Nicki Minaj “Girl On Fire”

(spotted via Mr. X)

Those drums are very much like those on “Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart,” yes? That was such an amazing amazing song. So maybe this is one of Jeff Bhasker’s productions. I’m hearing that Jeff, Emile Haynie, Mark Ronson, Emeli Sande, and Jamie XX are all involved in the album…which is basically a superhuman dream team of collaborators. I’m not sure if “New Day” and “Girl on Fire” really reflect that dream just yet, but maybe the songs are growers? What do you think?

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