LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Alicia Keys (2nd from L) and Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men perform onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

“We really had to figure out how can we properly honor him in his house on this night.” Watch Alicia Keys explain to Ellen what it was like before hitting the stage to host the Grammys after hearing of Kobe’s death.

Alicia Keys describes how the Boys II Men collaboration to honor Kobe Bryant at the Grammys came together: “It was just so happened Boys II Men was there already that night and we wanted to do something special, create just something that felt like it was the right thing and we pulled it together and it was just beautiful.”

You can see what else she had to say to Ellen about that moment, how she celebrated her birthday and what we can expect from her new album, “ALICIA”, which will be out on March 20th, in the video below.

Watch Alicia Keys perform an acoustic version of her new song, “Underdog” for Ellen!

I can’t wait for Alicia’s new album and her world tour!  She’s making a stop in Boston on Tuesday, August 11th at the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion and Hot 96.9 has your chance to win free tickets to be there!  Enter to win here.