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Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys

Empire State Of Mind

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“Empire State of Mind” is a single by American hip hop rapper Jay-Z, released as the third single from his studio album The Blueprint 3 (2009) on his Roc Nation label. It features guest vocals from R&B and soul singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. The song is an anthemic ode to Jay-Z’s and Keys’s native New York City, featuring sampling of “Love on a Two-Way Street” by The Moments. It also contains elements of electropop and orchestra pop. Jay-Z and Keys performed the song at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. It is also the plate music for New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. After the song was released third position on the Billboard Hot 100, with more than 40,000 downloads. The next week it rose to number 5, becoming Jay Z’s sixteenth top 10 hit and Keys’ ninth top 10 hit.... Read on...

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Most votes come from United States, Germany, Switzerland, France, Romania, El Salvador, Malta, Turkey, Cyprus, and Hong Kong.


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