News: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys To Perform "Empire State Of Mind" At World Series

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 12:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys have reportedly been chosen to perform their joint record "Empire State of Mind" during Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series this week in New York.

According to multiple reports, an inside MLB source has confirmed the set.

"Just Confirmed: Jay Z and Alicia Keys will sing Empire State of Mind at Yankee Stadium for Game 1 of the World Series @burbetto @zeke_thomas," inside source Matt Strombelline reported on Friday (October 23). "@jayzfans Yea confirmed today. My friend works at Major League Baseball and met with Hov to finalize it....Yankees back in the world series!!!!! Going back to NY for Game 1 and 2. Jay Z and Alicia Keys performing Game 1. Can't wait...Flying back home on Wednesday. New York state of mind all week. @zeke_thomas I'm sitting third base second level. Where you sitting." (Matt Strombelline's Twitter)

Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna's "Run This Town" collabo took over New York radio airwaves earlier this month and become station Z100's official Yankees' main anthem.

"This song is not false bravado because the Yankees are really good this year," said David Brody, executive producer of "Elvis Duran and The Morning Show," who penned the parody. Fans were buzzing over the spoof, repeatedly requesting to hear it on the air - the only place it's available. "The responses have been tremendous," said Brody, who's really a Met fan. "Obviously, Yankee fever is big right now." (New York Daily News)

The duo will also hit the stage next month for the American Music Awards.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Nov. 22 on ABC: Superstar Jay Z and hubby-snatchin' songbird Alicia Keys are set to perform the charttopping collabo "Empire State of Mind" at the 2009 American Music Awards next month. The duo performed the single -- featured on Hov's Blueprint 3 LP -- at the MTV VMAs last month, but irksome rapper Lil Mama crashed the stage during the performance. (Pop Crunch)

The New York Yankees defeated the Anaheim Angels last night (October 25) to advance and play the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series this week.

For the 40th time, the Yankees won the American League pennant, which they clinched with a 5-2 victory over the Angels in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on tonight last night. The outcome sets up a matchup between the Yanks and Phillies in the World Series, which begins Wednesday in the Bronx. (Examiner)

Neither Jay-Z or Alicia Keys' camp has confirmed their speculated performance.

Check out Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" performance below:

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