Smollett Joins Voices with Alicia Keys for Uplifting Ballad “Powerful”

It’s a powerful moment for Jussie Smollett

The 32-year-old Brazilian actor/singer and Alicia Keys turned up the heat on Empire this week with a duet of their uplifting ballad “Powerful.”

Jussie Smollett & Alicia Keys

Keys is guesting on the series as Skye Summers, a pop star and mentor to Smollett’s character Jamal Lyon.

The two got down to work on their collaboration in Wednesday night’s episode and, well, it all ends in a tender moment.

“Powerful,” a song about hope, change and a “colorful future, where skin don’t define any human,” appears on Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2, Vol. 1 (Deluxe).

The album was released last Friday and Fox shared the audio for “Powerful” on the day of release.