Alicia Keys, Jay-Z Reach 1B Streams With ‘Empire State Of Mind’

June 17, 2024

Alicia Keys and Jay-Z have reached a major streaming milestone with “Empire State Of Mind.” Following its 2009 release, the song has reached over 1,000,0000,000 streams. The track appears on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 album. The duo were nominated for three Grammys, ultimately winning Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Alicia Keys jumped on X to celebrate the moment, dropping hints about a new track with Jay-Z. However, there is no official word about the possible collaboration yet. Keys refers to the track as a “dream” and thanks to fans. “Thank you! We love you. What’s next….[eye emoji] [shush emoji].” The song is in the same realm as “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel and “New York, New York,” by Frank Sinatra.

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