Beautiful songbird and philanthropist Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beats are known for having big hearts and giving back. Last night they hosted the 8th annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball in New York City. This event was for the children in Africa and beyond. This year Alicia’s focus was on India. The benefit held performances from friends like Jay Sean, Will. I.am, and Usher in hopes of raising awareness to the ongoing struggle of the widespread AIDS pandemic in India. Celebrity guests included Clive Davis, Queen Latifah, Serena Williams, Tyra Banks, Carmelo and Lala Anthony, actress Kerry Washington, and designer Michael Kors. Pics Inside!

Lala and Carmelo Anthony

Tyra Banks looking absolutely gorgeous!

A clean cut Usher and the Beautiful Ms. Keys

W.ill.I.AM coolin with the throwback side part!

Alicia, who also performed last night, told MTV News this week:

The theme is going to be all about India because we’ve moved into helping to serve India in regards to what they’re going through with the AIDS pandemic, just like we do in Africa.  It’s going to be beautiful, the music is going to have a little Indian style to it as well, which is super fun for me to explore.”

Check out more pics from last night…….

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