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Jay-Z, Sade, Alicia Keys to perform at New York's Black Ball charity event

'Empire State of Mind' inevitable

<p>Alicia Keys and Jay-Z</p>

Alicia Keys and Jay-Z

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NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Sade will join musical forces later this year for charity.

Keys has recruited Jay-Z and Sade to perform at her charity's annual Black Ball on Sept. 30 at New York's Hammerstein Ball. Keys will also hit the stage.

The foundation, Keep a Child Alive, is celebrating its seventh year. The organization assists children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

The 29-year-old Keys is expecting her first child with producer-rapper Swizz Beatz. She and Jay-Z teamed up last year for a hit song about New York called "Empire State of Mind."

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