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.
Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys performed together at the 2013 Grammys, mashing up a performance of their songs 'Daylight' and 'Girl on Fire,' respectively. It didn't exactly feel like an "Oh yeah, that makes sense" partnership, but more like a way for the producers to pair up two acts, right next to one another, without having to swap out the stage or set up.
Performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl or any sporting event is always a nerve-wracking task, since pop stars tend to flub the lines with regularity. Maybe it's nerves. Maybe it's the pressure and being on such a national stage. Who knows. But it happens... a lot. Alicia Keys performed 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at Super Bowl XLVII tonight (Feb. 3), seated at a white piano in the middle of the field. We're proud to report that it was flawless, both lyrically and melodically.