YouTube (s GOOG) will live stream Alicia Keys’ upcoming performance that benefits the Keep a Child Alive charity, which helps raise funds for children with HIV/AIDS. The show starts at 8 p.m. ET on December 1, and according to an intro taped by Keys (embedded below), it will stream globally.
As we’ve noted before, live streaming concerts is certainly all the rage right now with high-profile acts like U2, Foo Fighters, Weezer and Dave Matthews Band all getting into the act. U2 generated ten million views of its show and Foo Fighters had 440,000 live streams.
Keys isn’t as big as U2, but we like the fact that she’s using her star wattage combined with YouTube’s massive reach to try and raise money for an important cause.