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Alicia Keys Raises $2.4 Million for Children's Charity

October 2, 2010 (6:47 am) GMT
With the help of Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles, Usher and Whitney Houston, the 'No One' hitmaker has raised big money at the seventh annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball.

and her superstar pals , , and have helped to raise a massive $2.4 million for the R&B singer's children's charity. The "No One" star staged the seventh annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in New York on Thursday night, September 30 to generate funds for kids and families in Africa and India affected by HIV and AIDS.

A heavily pregnant Keys, a co-founder of Keep A Child Alive, performed at the event, teaming up for a duet with and with Jay-Z for a rendition of their smash hit "Empire State of Mind", while singer/songwriter also took to the stage.

Other guests at the high-profile gala included Hollywood actress and . Keys, who was accompanied at the event by her new husband , is overjoyed by the success of the fundraiser and she's determined to teach her unborn child all about the importance of giving.

She tells People, "The baby is going to see everything we do and I think that we are giving individuals. (Even) something small like reaching out to one person in the world can change that one person. That's a big deal. I plan to show that (to my child)."

Prior to Thursday's event, the Black Ball had generated over $10 million for Keep A Child Alive since its inception in 2004.

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