Pop star Alicia Keys joined forces with chart-topping Asian singers to host
a charity MTV extravaganza in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday (03FEB05) to raise
cash for tsunami survivors.
The R+B beauty compered the MTV ASIA AID event, introducing a wide variety
of artists ranging from international acts Linkin Park, Ronan Keating, KELLY
CLARKSON and Good Charlotte to Thailand's TATA YOUNG, Taiwan's Jay Chou and
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Organised as a one-off replacement event for the annual Asia music awards,
MTV offered the show free to broadcasters around the world in a drive to raise
as much money as possible to benefit those affected by the 26 deadly December
The all-day show in Thailand - one of the countries worst hit by the
tragedy - also featured taped messages from Jennifer Lopez, Sting, Nelly, 50
CENT, Green Day and Ricky Martin, urging tourists to continue holidaying in
south east Asia.