Alicia Keys’ return to the spotlight with her critically-acclaimed melody, “In Common,” doesn’t stop right there. The Harlemite was named one of five ambassadors for New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), Billboard reports.
The Diary artist alongside fellow singer Lady Gaga, and actors/producers John Leguizamo, Robert de Niro, and Jane Rosenthal will be responsible for elevating the city’s cultural influences through their personal endeavors and “serve as representatives of the city’s media and entertainment industries,” the site states.
MOME was previously named the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, and heads into its 50th anniversary since its inception.
“The industry generates nearly $9 billion annually for the City’s economy — up 21 percent from just four years ago — and employs over 130,000 hardworking New Yorkers with good-paying jobs,” said MOME commissioner, Julie Menin. “We are thrilled to present this year of events and initiatives aimed at exposing New Yorkers from all backgrounds to everything that the media and entertainment sectors have to offer.”