Singer Alicia Keys is set to make history next month when she becomes the first artiste to perform before the final of the UEFA Champions League.
The singer is working on a new album which she has been keeping under wraps, and has decided to use the stage of the UCL final to release new music from it.UEFA organises the final of it’s elite club competition, one of the most watched matches of one of the world’s most popular sports. It has never featured a musical performance prior to its kick-off, and Keys has earned the honour to be the first.
“It’s pretty insane. I know there is going to be 80,000 people there in person, and people are all over the world are going to witness it and watch this and celebrate. It’s a huge space to fill.” she said.
“I have to leave it as a surprise for sure…” she said, when asked what she was going to perform. “But you’re definitely going to hear some new music.”
This year’s Champions League final would be held at the Stadio San Siro in Milan, Italy, and would be aired in 220 countries worldwide, and be watched by hundreds of millions of people. Currently, four teams are vying for a spot in the final- Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.
The 2015/2016 UEFA champions league final is slated for May 28, 2016.