Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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The most discussed track on the country crooner's album is undoubtedly his duet with Gwen Stefani Go Ahead and Break My Heart — but some find the love ballad a bit confusing!
When Blake stopped by Tuesday's' Kathie Lee and Hoda, the cohosts agreed that they felt the heartbreaking lyrics contradicted the lovey-dovey "vibe" they got from the song.
Hoda Kotb explained:
We're loving this revamped version of Alicia Keys!
On Friday, Alicia gifted us with the beautiful music video for In Common, a song about "individuality" and acceptance. The song is the first taste of new music we've had from Ms. Keys since her 2012 album Girl On Fire.
Not only does the black and white vid features a flawless A.K. sans makeup, but it also shows her in a more casual look. The beauty's ensemble really vibes well with the relaxed and unique tone of the video.
To make the endeavor even more lovely, it features a TON of talented dancers showing off their moves amidst a stripped down and urban backdrop. Let's just say there's a lot of gifted people in this work!
Speaking to Fader Magazine about the vid's concept, she gushed:
Not only did the NBC singing competition expose the country crooner to a primetime audience, but it introduced him to Gwen Stefani — who he serendipitously fell in love with in a budding romance that overshadowed last season's actual competition.
But it looks like Blake's lady love won't be heading back to The Voice anytime soon! The Hollaback Girl singer is preparing to go on tour, and producers are bringing fresh meat Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys on board as coaches for next season.
And since Blake has an album of his own about to drop, the Came Here to Forget singer is reportedly thinking about saying goodbye to his giant rotating red chair!
A source told Radar Online:
Ch-ch-check out all the highlights (below)!
The Oscar winner kicked off the show with a hilarious Mother's Day tribute:
Later, the SNL cast recreated the resurrection of Jon Snow — played by Pete Davidson — from Game of Thrones:
Miz Keys returned as the musical guest to perform two songs off her upcoming album — In Common and Hallelujah. Listen (below)!
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But the Oscar-winner is so charismatic, we could literally watch her smiling and laughing on stage for the entire show and be totally okay with it!
Joined by musical guest Alicia Keys and cast member Taran Killam in the latest promos, the actress shows her excitement for hosting this week's episode.
And after hearing Brie giggle at Killam's Kentucky Derby hat, we're half-hoping she breaks a few times during the show just because that laugh is so adorably infectious!
Ch-ch-check out the funny promos (above)!
Saturday Night Live is bringing its 41st season to a close this month, and they're going out with TWO bangs!
First, on May 14, Drake will be pulling double duty for the second time as both host and musical guest.
SNL vet Fred Armisen will host the May 21 season finale with first-time musical guest Courtney Barnett.
Ch-ch-check out Brie's adorable first promo (below)!
Alicia Keys is on fire once again!
The If I Ain't Got You songstress has been taking a break from music after giving birth to her son Genesis Ali last year.
But now, the R&B star is about to release her sixth studio album as a follow up to 2012's Girl On Fire — and if her lead single is any indicator, she's teasing a completely different sound!
On Tuesday, Keys dropped new song In Common, and we're loving the tropical flavor of the upbeat jam.
Keys also hinted at a new stripped down image in her single cover art, so it looks like this could be the dawn of an entirely new era for the singer!
What do YOU think of the new sound? Take a listen to Keys' long-awaited single (below)!