PHILADELPHIA, July 27 (UPI) -- The worlds of politics and music collided Tuesday as Alicia Keys and Andra Day performed during the Democratic National Convention.
First up was Day who performed her inspirational track "Rise Up" off her 2015 debut album Cheers to the Fall.
The Grammy nominated artist took the stage following speeches from the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland and other slain African-Americans known as Mothers of the Movement as they endorsed Hillary Clinton and called for an end to gun violence in America.
"All we need, all we need is hope/ And for that we have each other/ And for that we have each other/ We will rise/ We will rise," Day sang accompanied by a drumline.
Keys closed out day two of the convention with a performance of her 2007 hit, "Superwoman."
"Women are the answer, we have the power to ensure this country gets on the right path," Keys said before performing and dedicating the song to Mothers of the Movement.
As the song concluded, Keys got on the mic again and proclaimed, "We can't let politics divide us. We have to show that bigotry and fear will never win, because we have so much in common," before launching into a performance of her new single "In Common" off her upcoming sixth studio album.
Day and Keys' performances at the Democratic National Convention come after legendary musician Paul Simon took the stage at the event Monday to sing his 1970 hit song "Bridge Over Troubled Water."