Empire State Of Mind
  • Empire State Of Mind
  • Jay Z feat Alicia Keys
  • Empire State of Mind

One hand in the air for the big city
Street lights, big dreams, all looking pretty
No place in the world that can compared
Put your lighters in the air
Everybody say yeah, yeah yeah


Hufflepuff New York Native ♡

Even if it ain’t all it seems
I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby, I’m from
New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
The big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York


Billboard’s 100 Greatest Award Show Performances of All Time

Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys with “Empire State of Mind” at the MTV Video Music Awards, 2009, ranks at number 55

Beyoncé’s Video Vanguard Medley of her self-titled album, at the Video Music Awards, 2014, ranks at number 46

Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks with “Daddy Lessons” and “Long Time Gone” at the Country Music Awards, 2016, ranks at number 33

Beyoncé’s Love On Top performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, 2011, ranks at number 22

Beyoncé’s Lemonade Medley at the MTV Video Music Awards, 2016, takes the top spot at #1

Truly, Beyonce’s only real competition here was herself from two years earlier. But while her self-titled performance in ‘14 was still essentially a medley, this was nothing less than one-act drama in which Bey was star, playwright and conductor, taking a baseball bat to any performer who dared laze their way through a performance, thinking sheer star power would put them over. It was memorable and meme-able, technically proficient and emotionally enthralling, unpredictable and thoroughly un-followable. It was Beyonce at the VMAs, and it gets no better than that.

The 100 Greatest Award Show Performances of All Time


Slytherin New York Native ♡

Grew up in a town
That is famous as a place of movie scenes,
Noise is always loud
There are sirens all around
And the streets are mean,
If I could make it here
I could make it anywhere
That’s what they say,
Seeing my face in lights
Or my name in marquees
Found down on Broadway