It's hard to believe it's been more than a decade since Alicia Keys songs first started making their rounds on the radio.
The songstress first burst on the scene in 2001 at the tender age of 20, but her age belied her talent and skill. She could tickle the ivories like a seasoned veteran, and her voice was that of an old soul. Keys channeled what felt like lifetimes of emotion into her mix of R&B, neo soul, blues, funk and jazz, thus creating her very own unique blend.
Alicia Keys has declared it's a 'New Day,' so get out there and do something with yourself!
The new video for the songstress' third single from her album 'Girl on Fire,' shows Keys walking down an alley like she owns all of New York City and performing some choreography with a couple of backup dancers.
When we first met Alicia Keys, she was an itty bitty thing with her signature braids. Her sense of style has evolved and developed since she burst onto the scene with 'Fallin'.'
Over the past few years, the diva has shown a predilection for the color black on red carpets and at fancy events, but instead of relying on LBDs, there's always a twist. Her gowns and frocks have extra stylistic panache, whether it's a collar, the shape, the fabric, some peek-a-boo skin or other assorted accoutrements.
Alicia Keys lyrics aren't exactly poetry, but they are genuine, heartfelt and feel as though she lifted them from her own diary to share them with us via song. Although she is largely viewed as a girl with a piano and a big voice, it's what that massive, beautiful voice says that's equally as important. She didn't name one of her albums 'The Diary of Alicia Keys' for nothin'. There is power in her simplicity when it comes to words.
ELLE has released their yearly 'Women in Music' issue, and the main ladies being highlighted this year are 'Skyfall' chanteuse Adele, that 'Girl on Fire' known as Alicia Keys, and 'Radioactive' songstress Rita Ora.
So far, only Adele's ELLE cover has been on display for Internet users, with Keys' and Ora's issues still to come. Luckily though, we've gotten glimpses of all three songstresses in the accompanying 'Women in Music' photo spread within the mag pages.