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Alicia Keys lights up the Empire State Building

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Alicia Keys flipping the switch live in Clear Channel New York City studios. (Source: Edelman) Alicia Keys flipping the switch live in Clear Channel New York City studios. (Source: Edelman)
Those who attended the event had to tune into the stations to watch the light show match up. (Source: Edelman) Those who attended the event had to tune into the stations to watch the light show match up. (Source: Edelman)

NEW YORK (RNN) - One of the Big Apple's own lit up one of its signature landmarks Monday night - with the help of a few radio stations.

Z100, KTU, Power 105.1 and Lite FM played Alicia Key's new single, Girl On Fire, followed by her smash anthem, Empire State Of Mind, Part II. As the songs played, the Empire State Building lit up brilliantly with LED lights choreographed to the music.

The 14-time Grammy award winner flipped the switch to start the show.

"Watching the Empire State Building light up with GOF and Empire State of Mind was BEYOND my wildest dreams!!," Alicia Keys tweeted.

It was the first synchronized light show of its kind to take place on the Empire State Building's facade. Philips Color Kinetics, who provided the lighting announced it wouldn't be its last.

The Empire State Building implemented the LED lighting Nov. 6, when the lights reflected results of the presidential election.

"The Empire State Building's lights are the international icon of the New York City skyline," said Anthony E. Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings, which supervises the Empire State Building. "As of tonight, our lights' full range and intensity will be brought to life, forever changing the New York skyline. We wanted to celebrate with and thank New York City and our global audience with a specially choreographed, custom light show."

The event showed off the new lighting system, which features a palette of more than 16 million colors and effects such as ripples, cross-fades, sparkles, chasers, sweeps, strobes and bursts.

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