Alicia Keys’ 12th annual Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom was a huge success. At the event, which celebrated the work of Keys’ foundation Keep A Child Alive, raised $3.8 million for treatment of families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.
Keys said the energy at the event was “electrifying.”
“Everyone in the room was there to do their part, to add their support,” she said in a statement. “It’s not right to me that Africa continues to be disproportionately impacted by AIDS, with too many young lives lost. Last night was about helping to correct that situation. To all of our amazing supporters, thank you for joining us, we couldn’t do this every year without you.”
During the celebration, guests were treated to performances from Wale, LIONBABE and Lenny Kravitz. Other attendees include Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Beckford, Clive Davis, KRS-One, Maxwell and her husband, Swizz Beatz.
To date, Keep A Child Alive has raised $28.7 million for families impacted by the virus.