Red Carpet: Alicia Keys Hosts 8th Annual Black Ball

The songstress held her annual celeb-studded gala for charity.

ESSENCE.COM Nov, 04, 2011

Alicia Keys brought out her most influential celebrity friends to help raise funds for her 8th annual Black Ball to benefit her Keep a Child Alive Foundation.

Keys raised a reported $401, 500 for her foundation’s HIV/AIDS efforts in Africa and India, thanks to auctions that included two of her own gold racelets (auctioned for $14,000 each) and a lifetime membership to all Donald Trump’s golf properties (valued at $180,000).

The evening included performances by Keys, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, and newcomer, Gary Clark Jr.

Take a look at who was there to help Keys and Keep a Child Alive raise awareness.