Listen to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind’ from Billions, Season 6, Ep. 8, “The Big Ugly”

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind‘ was played on last night’s episode of BillionsBillions, Season 6, Episode 8, “The Big Ugly“.

The track was almost nastily played at the end of the episode, as Chuck is celebrating the Los Angeles win at the party and Prince is alone at home after suffering his embarrassing New York loss.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind‘ is from Jay-Z’s eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3, which came out in late 2009 via the Roc Nation, Asylum, Def Jam and Atlantic record labels. (Yep, there are a lot of record labels involved with Jay-Z).

The cool hip hop track itself is about New York — the ‘Empire State’ — which is why in the song’s official music video has Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performing the track in different places around New York.

At the time of release, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind‘ was a massive hit for the pair.

The song made it high on the charts in over 20 countries and to #1 on six different charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart and the Billboard Rhythmic chart in the United States.

It also went on to be certified Platinum or Gold in 11 countries.

Listen to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind‘ from last night’s Billions in the song’s music video, and on the Spotify player.

 

Michelle Topham
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