Alicia Keys Selects Diddy, Nas and More for AIDS Awareness Event

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys has appointed Diddy as the host of her annual charity event for HIV and Aids awareness.

In support of her Keep a Child Alive charity, Keys announced Tuesday that her longtime friend Diddy and her producer-rapper husband Swizz Beatz will co-host the 11th annual Black Ball on Oct. 30 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

A-list performers for the event include Nas, David Byrne, Angel Haze and the Grammy Award-winning artist herself.

According to the official website, Keep a Child Alive was launched in 2003, and has since been “dedicated to providing life-saving HIV treatment, care, nutritious food, support services and love to children and families affected by HIV in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India.”

Last year’s Black Ball raised $4 million and featured Carole King and Pharrell.

For more information about the charity visit

Alicia Keys Black Ball

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