The late Beatles guitarist George Harrison was also honoured.
During the evening, Alicia was joined on stage by Usher, Richie Sambora, Norah Jones and Will.I.Am amongst others.
She closed the night with Black Eyed Peas” leader will.i.am, singing Fergie”s verse on the hit I Gotta Feeling, which had Alicia”s mother and brother dancing happily on stage.
“Still BUZZIN off of #Blackball 2nite!Artists BLAZED! Forever grateful to everyone who cares about @keepachildalive !!! And every1 at @keepachildalive For EVERY DAY!!Sending love and light!!,” she later tweeted.