Alicia Keys Honors Oprah Winfrey and Angelique Kidjo at Annual Black Ball Charity Gala

Posted on December 8, 2012

Singer Alicia Keys hosted her annual charity gala, The Black Ball, for the ninth time. The ball was delayed this year due to Hurricane Sandy. The event raises money for Keep a Child Alive. This year they raised $2.9 million. On the red carpet chairman Alicia said, "There are places in the world where Keep a Child Alive serves where they have a Hurricane Sandy every day. They don't have electricity, they don't have heat ... and that made me more invigorated to make sure this Black Ball happened."

This year Angelique Kidjo and Oprah Winfrey were honored for their philanthropic efforts. Oprah thanked Alicia for the award, saying that it meant that she was "moving in the right direction." Alicia also performed at the gala. Take a look:

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