Yamaha Piano Raises $200K for Keys' Charity

11/6/2009 [Pianos & Keyboards]

C2S Features Wrap Design of New York City Skyline

Alicia Keys
Yamaha Artist Alicia Keys
BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha donated a very special C2S piano to Alicia Keys' Black Ball charity event, and it was auctioned off for $200,000! Alicia debuted the piano, which features a wrap design of the New York City skyline, at the MTV Video Music Awards show and in a music video with Jay Z for his song "Empire State of Mind."

The celeb-filled 6th Annual ball, which honored former president Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson and Youssou N'Dour, took place on Oct. 15 in New York City at the Hammerstein Ballroom. All proceeds benefit the AIDS organization Keep a Child Alive.

Keys was also featured in Game Two of the World Series on Fox, where she performed "Empire State of Mind" with Jay Z (featuring Yamaha artist Omar Edwards on keys). Yamaha artist John Legend followed follow their performance, singing the national anthem.

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