Alicia Performs at the Hallenstadion
June 17, 2013
I've added photos from the concert in Zurich, Switzerland. Click on thumbs.
Alicia Keys: The other first lady
June 14, 2013
Midnight on Alicia Keys’ tour bus, and the talk - as it is so often with visiting American superstars - is of Nando’s. ‘Everyone freaks out over it!’ exclaims the singer who has sold 30 million albums and won endless Grammys. ‘I gotta get the Nando’s!’ Perhaps when she plays the O2 two days after our meeting, a banquet of peri-peri chicken will be top of her rider.
It’s fair to say she’s used to a higher class of catering, especially when dining with her Washington associates. Keys counts Barack and Michelle as friends (she played at last year’s presidential inauguration, changing the chorus of her recent smash ‘Girl on Fire’ to ‘Obama’s on fire!’), their connection forged by a shared interest in philanthropy, notably in the area of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. Later this year, NY hosts the 10th anniversary outing of Keys’ Black Ball, a gala that has raised over $15 milllion in charitable funds. ‘I very much connect with Michelle and we’ve done different things together that have given us so much to talk about - she’s really interested in girls and empowerment too.’
Tonight, though, we are in Nottingham, bound for London. The tour bus engine idles while Team Keys assembles hot drinks - a fragrant concoction for the workaholic star of the show, who’s now swaddled in a jersey and scarf. ‘Mmm, it’s good!’ she shouts, drumming her hands on the table in delight. ‘It has ghee, cardamom, turmeric, all these yummy Indian spices,’ she explains. ‘And a little bit of almond milk. It’s delicious. It’s supposed to be relaxing. And it does help everything - skin, throat…’
Read the full story on Evening Standard magazine website & check out photos below..
Tears Always Win Video Premiere
June 14, 2013
Alicia Keys has debuted music video for "Tears Always Win". The video opens with Keys waking up alone in her motel room in Las Vegas. The 32-year-old singer then heads to her first workplace, where she does her job as a dancer in a Vegas nightclub.
She keeps singing about loneliness and lost love as she ditches her feathery costume and transforms into a lounge singer. Accompanied by some backing singers, Keys plays the piano and sings the emotional ballad in front of some guests.
"It's a girl and her working two jobs and she's got all these things going on," Keys told MTV last month of the story behind her new music video. "But the whole time, she's totally distracted because she's only thinking about how she feels [about her ex], almost at the point [where] you're thinking about the person, but you're also thinking about, kind of, your loneliness and how you feel. How're you gonna get through it?"
"The video is totally beautiful, really unexpected. It has some Vegas pieces in it. I think the way it goes on, it really brings a relevance to the words and you'll really feel it. I'm loving it".
Produced by Jeff Bhasker and written by Keys and Bruno Mars, "Tears Always Win" is the fifth single off Keys' fifth studio album, "Girl on Fire". Watch it now!
Tears Always Win Music Video
June 12, 2013
Are you ready for Tears Always Win music video? We don't have to wait any longer, because it premieres tomorrow, June 13nd on aliciakeys.vh1.com!
In the meantime, check out some photos from the set in the gallery.
Alicia Keys Joins Flow Festival in Finland Lineup
June 12, 2013
Alicia last performed in Finland in 2004, and now she will finally be seen for a second time, now in Helsinki’s Suvilahti on August 7th.
You can find the full program of the festival here & information on tickets here.
Alicia Keys talks looking out for Rihanna: 'I'm proud of her'
June 12, 2013
Alicia Keys revealed that she is always concerned when stars younger than her are put under intense public scrutiny, but is "proud" of the way Rihanna has handled the spotlight.
"It's such a tricky, crazy business, and when people are a little bit younger than me, I'm always hoping that their soul is good 'cause it can be such a soulless space," Keys told this Friday's issue of Evening Standard Magazine.
"I'm proud of Rihanna, because it's not easy to stand up in this crazy world and make it and keep going and try new things, and find your way through it."
Keys also spoke of her relationship with US First Lady Michelle Obama and how she admires her mission to highlight female empowerment.
"I very much connect with Michelle and we've done different things together that have given us so much to talk about - she's really interested in girls and empowerment too."
The full interview with Alicia Keys will be published in this Friday's issue of ES Magazine, which is available in the London Evening Standard.
Click on thumb to view HQ cover.
Alicia Keys in Germany
June 12, 2013
Here are photos from Cologne and Hamburg concerts and backstage.
Alicia Keys Takes Egypt Sightseeing In Amsterdam
June 7, 2013
Alicia was spotted enjoying a bike ride with her son Egypt in Amsterdam on Thursday (June 6). Joined by a bodyguard, the mother son duo were in high spirits as they spent the afternoon taking in the sights and scenery of Netherlands’s capital city.
Alicia Keys is Marie Claire UK’s hot July cover star
June 5, 2013
Alicia has been chosen to front Marie Claire UK’s July issue, and we think it’s about time this ultra-talented songstress got some fashion glossy recognition. Alicia looks sensational in each and every one of her editorial pictures, and from the sneaky snippets we read, her interview is pretty hot too! She opens up to Marie Claire about her foray into directing, motherhood, and of course, her husband Swizz.
“I think we’ve taught each other a lot. He’s taught me to live more fully and I think I’ve taught him to live more deeply.
“Swizz will have the fastest car, the biggest jewellery, the loudest jacket; everything with him is really over the top. I used to see him and think, ‘he is so annoying’. You have to speak up. To say, ‘I don’t like that, it’s not cool, don’t do that to me’, but it’s not easy, especially with people you love.
“I think getting older has made me evolve in a lot of ways and made me more relaxed about saying how I feel, no matter what.”
June 5, 2013
Gallery has been updated with pictures from a few tour stops: Frankfurt, London, Nottingham. There are also new pics from BBC Radio 1 in London, Disneyland in Paris and Night & Day magazine scans. Click on thumbs below to view them all.
Alicia Keys at the Rockhal, Luxembourg
June 3, 2013
For the very first time, Alicia Keys who has won a Grammy Award a staggering 14 times, blasted onto the Rockhal stage on Sunday in front of a packed sell out crowd.
Her performance in Luxembourg was part of the “Set the world on fire” tour before moving on to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, France, Italy, to name just a few countries!
Before embarking on her tour, Alicia Keys stated, “I’m in love with this album!! It is full of new beginnings, new perspectives and fresh starts, I’m so excited to be touring again. I’m looking forward to performing again throughout Europe and feeling the energy of the crowd—there’s nothing like it. I plan to bring you something emotional and exciting! I’m a brand new me!”
And indeed she lived up to her promise delighting the crowds and definitely proving, “this girl is on fire”. Pictures from the show can be found in the gallery.
Alicia Keys Sets London's O2 Arena On Fire!
June 1, 2013
Alicia Keys took to the stage at London's O2 Arena on Thursday (May 30) for the first of her two night stint as part of her Set The World On Fire world tour and MTV News UK were lucky enough to witness the voice from New York in action, so read their review here. A bunch of pictures have been added into the gallery, check them all!
Alicia Keys to Perform in Israel Despite Boycott Calls
June 1, 2013
Alicia Keys announced Friday that she plans to go ahead with her scheduled July 4 concert in Tel Aviv, despite calls to cancel the show for political reasons.
“I look forward to my first visit to Israel. Music is a universal language that is meant to unify audiences in peace and love, and that is the spirit of our show” Keys said in a statement.
On Wednesday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist Alice Walker, a prominent American supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, asked Keys to cancel her upcoming Tel Aviv concert appearance.
In an open letter posted online, Walker wrote that Keys was putting herself in “soul danger” by performing in “an apartheid country that is being boycotted by many global conscious artists. You were not born when we, your elders who love you, boycotted institutions in the US South to end an American apartheid less lethal than Israel’s against the Palestinian people.”
The debate over Keys’s appearance in Israel has branched out to social media, with Israel supporters launching multiple Facebook pages in support of her arrival, only to be countered by pro-BDS campaigns.
“I’m excited to go to new places on this tour, among them Tel Aviv. I plan on bringing with me a show full of emotion and inspiration,” Keys said when the concert was announced.
Candids from London
May 31, 2013
Alicia Keys wrapped up warm in a winter coat and head scarf as she arrives at her hotel - London, United Kingdom few days ago.
Alicia Performs at The National Indoor Arena
May 27, 2013
Check out great hq photos from Birmingham concert by clicking on thumbanils below and make sure to watch some youtube videos from the concert as well.
Alicia Keys Chronicles Her Sneaker Journey with Reebok's ‘Live with Fire’
May 26, 2013
Alicia released her 'Live with Fire' story, which chronicles her love for rugged-styled kicks.
Now, as a mother and wife, she fully embraces her femininity and, therefore, aims to blend the two opposite qualities in her Reebok AK Wedges collection.
Watch Alicia “pound pavement and be cute at the same time” up top. Then join Reebok’s Live with Fire Project; tell them your 6-word story of living with fire. #LiveWithFire.
Alicia Keys Is A Girl On Fire in Manchester, UK
May 26, 2013
The Grammy award winning sensation took to the stage as if she owned the city and had the entire audience absolutely hooked from the very first note. Wearing skin tight black trousers and a shimmery sliver bodice, complete with a bowler hat and killer heels, the 32-year-old from New York strutted and played her way through a massive range of hits from previous albums such as her beautiful debut single ‘Fallin” and sass filled ‘Karma’ to her playing the drums to the new hit that the tour is based around ‘Girl on fire’ and even a reggae fueled cover of Chaka Demus and Pliers’ ‘Murder she wrote’. Read the full story on this page and check out some photos from the concert in the gallery.
Alicia Keys at the O2 Arena, Dublin
May 24, 2013
Here are pictures from Dublin concert two days ago (May 22), where Alicia gave her best and sang her heart out ♥ She was incredible, the show was unforgettable! :)
Alicia Keys at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena
May 20, 2013
Here are photos from Alicia's concert in Newcastle, UK on May 19th.
Alicia Keys at The Echo Arena Concert Review
May 19, 2013
Alicia Keys blazed a trail with a world-class performance worthy of a goddess on the first night of her UK tour in Liverpool.
A giant white canvas dominated the stage before bursting into colour, filled with projections of the Brooklyn Bridge with purple, pink and piercing blue lights swirling across the audience to announce the arrival of the Girl On Fire.
Alicia appeared on a raised stage donning a dark fedora encrusted with sparkling diamantes and surrounded by four male backing dancers.As she strode centre stage she exuded grace and elegance with an old money New York look, which fits perfectly with The Great Gatsby style currently riding high in the fashion stakes.
Alicia opened proceedings with one of her fierce breakup songs Karma, which put the gathered throng of mostly female fans at Liverpool Arena, in the mood. She showed her prowess on the black and ivory keys, warming the crowd into sing along mode with her classic You Don't Know My Name. A special treat was a mash-up of the James Bond theme with Woman's Worth, featuring an energetic routine from her male dancers in secret agent style suits. Read the full review on this page and check out pictures in the gallery.
Mercedes S-Class Launch with Alicia Keys in Germany
May 16, 2013
The launch of the new flagship of Mercedes-Benz was as grand as the vehicle itself as it was flown in direct from Stuttgart on an Airbus A300-600 cargo plane of DHL. It was introduced to an audience that can veritably be called the who’s who in the industry, politics and media.
The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra provided the background music as the S-Class carried its first passenger onto the stage - Alicia Keys. Daimler AG CEO and Mercedes-Benz Cars Head Dr. Dieter Zetsche said that the S-Class exemplifies the Mercedes-Benz brand. The company also aspires to provide nothing but the best for its clients in all aspects.
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class represents a modern luxury saloon that sets a new standard for automotive safety equipment. It offers a number of new features that enhance the driving experience of its users. The vehicle also sets the standard in the audio and lighting technology used for a saloon. Its safety and assistance systems are also considered the best in the entire industry.
In addition to Alicia Keys, who performed two songs), internationally-acclaimed stars Lisa Bassenge and Alice Francis also provided the musical accompaniment, backed by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra under conductor Prof. Johannes Schild.
Click on thumbanils to view high quality photos and visit youtube for some vids: here & here.
Alicia Keys BlackBerry Live Performance
May 15, 2013
Here are photos from Blackberry Live Concert in Universal Studios in Florida It wasn't livestreamed as they promised, we can only hope they will share the show online soon.
BET Awards Nominations Announced
May 15, 2013
Alicia Keys has been nominated for the 2013 BET Awards in the Best Femal R&B/Pop category (along with Beyonce, Elle Varner, Rihana, Tamar Braxton).
The ceremony will be hosted by Chris Tucker in Los Angeles on June 30 at 8 p.m. Click here for a complete list of nominees.
BlackBerry Scholars Program Announced by Alicia Keys
May 14, 2013
Alicia Keys, the Global Creative Director, announced the BlackBerry Scholars Program, a four-year scholarship that’ll be available to outstanding female students around the world.
“It’s clear we need to elevate more women to leadership roles,” Keys said.
She pointed out some startling disparities between men and women in the technology industry: Even though more women earn college degrees than men, only 5 percent of women lead startups, 56 percent leave the technology industry after entering it, and women make up only 11 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. While the BlackBerry scholarship won’t immediately fix these systemic problems, it’s an effort to level the playing field a bit.
“The Program is designed to help increase the number of women in the fields of study influencing the future of mobile computing, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and particularly those with an interest and/or aptitude in the mobile computing space.”
“This is more than just a scholarship, this is the beginning of a powerful network of women” Alicia said.
Women who are interested in the program and are entering their first year of study in the 2013-2014 academic year can apply for the program by June 26th.
Find out more on it here.
Alicia Keys Secret Sessions
May 13, 2013
BlackBerry's Keep Moving Secret Sessions with Alicia Keys debuted April 8th in Newark, New Jersey. Alicia played to an intimate group of fans in a special post-show performance. Check out the exclusive coverage of the show by clicking here.
BlackBerry will also be live streaming the Keep Moving Experience performances from the BlackBerry Live party. Alicia Keys, BlackBerry’s Global Creative Director, has a whole night of performances including herself, Alabama Shakes, Miguel, Maria Gadu and Cedric Gervais live at Orlando Studios for the BlackBerry Live party tomorrow. BlackBerry will be streaming the performances starting at 7:30PM EST.
Alicia Keys Attends Reebok’s Live With Fire Event
May 11, 2013
Alicia hit the carpet for her Reebok Live With Fire event in New York to promote her new collaboration with the athletic brand. Her first collection was released in September 2011 and their relationship continues with her brand new Fall/Winter line that’s due out later this year. Keys was joined by a host of sporting stars, including runners Alissa McKaig and Zika Rea, weight lifter Christmas Abbott, athlete and trainer Annie Sakamoto and yoga instructor Tara Stiles. Instead of glamming it up, Alicia opted to show off her sporty style by wearing a monochrome jacket, dark denim, and a pair of sneakers from her own collection.
The Smokey Show: An Intimate Sit-Down With Alicia Keys
May 10, 2013
I’ve had the opportunity to interview a lot of talented people. But there’s something different about Alicia.
Maybe it’s her humility or her warmth, but Alicia’s immense talent doesn’t intimidate. In fact, it does the exact opposite. It engages you, forces you to willingly open yourself.
Alicia was the first to cover my former publication america magazine, and while the talent was undeniable then, neither was her humility. She graced the covers of GIANT magazine, not once, but twice. Each time more tenured and with quite a few awards and No. 1 hits under her belt. But unlike her musical counterparts, the 14-time Grammy award winner didn’t let the success get to her head. She was still humble. Still Alicia.
Now, with the release of her fifth studio album “Girl On Fire” Alicia and I sat down once again after her HelloBeautiful performance at Harlem’s Red Rooster and we talked, just like we did so many times before. We talked about being a new mom, a new wife and of course her new music. For Alicia, it was a brand new day, a brand new beginning.
But through it all, traces of the young girl, rockin’ braids from Hell’s Kitchen were still present. Eager and zealous to express herself in the best musical way possible.
Despite all the growth and worldwide success she was still humble. Still Alicia.
Candids from LA
May 10, 2013
Here are photos of adorable smiling Alicia arrives at LAX airport in Los Angeles.
Alicia Keys Performs on American Idol
May 10, 2013
Alicia performed her new single "Tears Always Win" for the first time. In the backstage interview she confirmed that she just finished shooting music video, which has "some Vegas pieces in it". You could see a picture from the set on her twitter.
Alicia Keys Attend MET Gala
May 8, 2013
Alicia Keys hit the red carpet for the 2013 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday. Mrs Dean looked awesome wearing Jason Wu's black leather halter bodice and garnet-hued sequin skirt. She also added a few crimson highlights to her punk-appropriate bob to fete the evening's theme.
Other celebs to show up included Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Solange, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora, Madonna, Miguel, Eve, Frank Ocean, Pharrell, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katie Holmes and Miley Cyrus.
Click on thumbs to view all photos.
May 8, 2013
Tons of pictures have been added into official Alicia's (Set the World on Fire tour) Meet & Greet Flickr page, make sure to check them out! Beautiful faces :)
Alicia Keys, Miguel & More Artists To Perform At BlackBerry Live 2013
May 8, 2013
This years BlackBerry Live 2013 conference is one you do not want to miss as it is going to be a fun action packed event and the place to be next week with artists like Alicia Keys, Miguel, Maria Gadu, Alabama Shakes and Cedric Gervais set to perform.
Besides the performance and Alicia Keys “Keep Moving Experience”, the singer will be hosting her own session at BlackBerry Live, BAB09 - Women in Tech: Redefining Ambition Daily which will be held earlier on Tue, May 14th. For more info on the performances see here.
Alicia Keys to perform on American Idol
May 6, 2013
Alicia will perform on American Idol on Thursday night's episode, during the Top 3 results show. According to some sources she'll sing "Tears Always Win", as the track joins the promotion of “Fire We Make” (urban radio single) and “New Day” (international single) and will be released in the American market as a pop single from May 9.
May 2, 2013
Here are some pictures of Alicia and Swizz taken today at the exhibition of works by the Brooklyn-born painter Jean-Michel Basquiat hosted by Sotheby's S|2 in NYC. For more information about the exhibit visit this page.
Album updated with HQ pictures.
Alicia Keys Drops "New Day" Music Video: Watch Here!
May 1, 2013
Just when we'd finished sweating (and drooling) over Alicia Keys and Maxwell's steamy love affair in their "Fire We Make" video, one week later, Alicia has unveiled a bold and high-energy new video for the Swizz Beatz-produced single "New Day," the latest from 2012's Girl On Fire.
In the Indrani-directed video, Alicia hits the streets of New York City where she saunters in exceptionally high heels, meets up with some dancer/model/graffiti artist pals and spray paints the walls with the lyrics to "New Day."
Just as we're settling into NYC's back alleys, "New Day" cuts to Alicia performing at iTunes Festival (last year in London), where she's straight up nailing her choreography. Is this video as, say, "after-hours appropriate" as "Fire We Make"? Nah, but at least this is one you can safely watch at work without feeling sad you're sleeping alone tonight. Thanks for that, Alicia!
Keys to Perform at Good Morning America's Summer Concert
April 25, 2013
ABC News' "Good Morning America" has announced its sizzling 2013 Summer Concert Series lineup, featuring an exciting and eclectic mix of all the hottest names in music today. Fans of every kind of music will find a favorite performer in "GMA's" summer of electrifying concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, soul, country and hip-hop, plus all the chart-topping, biggest names in music - from mega-stars Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Alicia Keys to Demi Lovato, The Wanted, Selena Gomez, Pitbull and Carly Rae Jepsen and more.
"GMA's Summer Concert Series" kicks off on May 24 with superstar Mariah Carey performing her new single from her upcoming album. This first concert will be a free, ticketed event. While Mariah is the first to perform, Alicia Keys will play as the last, on August 30th.
The Summer Concert Series returns for the fifth year to the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, where music's biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public and will take place live during GMA Fridays from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. ET.
Alicia Keys & Maxwell - Fire We Make Official Video
April 23, 2013
"With the fire we make; It's getting hotter and hotter
Like a moth to a flame ........ I can't stay away"
Billboard Music Awards Nominations for Alicia
April 23, 2013
Mrs Beatz is nominated for Billboard Music Awards in three categories:
• Top R&B Artist (along with NeYo, Chris Brown, Usher, Rihanna)
• Top R&B Album (for Girl on Fire)
Top R&B Song (for Girl on Fire featuring Nicki Minaj).
BMA will air live from MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 19th via ABC. At this time Alicia will continue her tour in Europe, doing a show in Newcastle, UK.
Alicia Keys on Bahamas' Beach
April 22, 2013
Sexy songstress Alicia Keys definitely hit a high note when she took to the beach to show off her curves in a pretty string bikini yesterday. The singer, who was in the Bahamas to perform at the Atlantis resort, definitely put on a show as she splashed around in the waves.
Alicia Keys: It's Getting Hotter & Hotter (Teaser Video)
April 22, 2013
Alicia burns up the screen in the sultry clip for “Fire We Make” her duet with Maxwell.
The full video will premiere tomorrow, but you can feel the heat with the teaser below. Woah! :)
Chicago Show: Pictures
April 21, 2013
Here are several pictures from the concert in Bahamas. Now it's time to promote Fire We Make as a new single (Alicia & Maxwell just finished filming the video, which will be online this Tuesday). Next stop - European Set the World on Fire Tour! Starting in UK May 18th.
Chicago Show: Pictures
April 20, 2013
Alicia Keys wrapped up her "Set the World on Fire" North American tour at the United Center.
Mom / R&B singer Alicia Keys walks a virtual tightrope
April 19, 2013
During a run of a couple of weeks in February, it seemed you couldn't turn on a major sporting event without seeing Alicia Keys.
Super Bowl national anthem? Check. And with a complicated, jazzy arrangement, no less.
Halftime at the NBA All-Star game? Yep, there she was sitting at her piano for "Empire State of Mind," then ripping through a medley of hits, including "No One" and "Girl on Fire," the title track of her fifth studio album, released last fall.
And while burying herself in these high-prep, high-stress appearances, Keys was also planning a major international arena tour that stops Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit and continues through July.
Her career has been filled with accolades - 14 Grammy Awards and a distinction as the top-selling R&B artist in 2001, the year her 12-million-selling "Songs in A Minor," arrived.
Now the wife and mother was a little frazzled at the idea of touring for the first time with these new responsibilities.
Here's what else the always-and-forever East Coast-er had to say before she went on tour:
You haven't done a major arena tour in a few years, so what are the challenges of bringing your very intimate music into these large venues?
Over the years, I've discovered how to fit into the smallness of it, and I find that even in these big spaces, when it gets to be the simple moment, it's still poignant.
What type of production elements will be in play?
I feel like it's a nice balance. It's always based in the music and on my baby, which is the piano — that centers the whole thing. But I want to enhance the story around it. What I really wanted to do was create an experience that goes beyond the emotional experience you can get musically and also get a visual-emotional experience.
Growing up in New York, did you get to MSG for a lot for concerts? Was there ever anything or anyone that you saw as a kid and thought, "I want to do that one day"?
Seeing Prince at the Garden - that was ridiculously crazy! And being really little and seeing Michael Jackson, though that might have been Nassau Coliseum. Then I remember some of my favorite boy bands, New Edition or New Kids on the Block - that was amazing. I'll never forget this one time I saw Wu Tang Clan. They came on stage and got the whole audience to sing, "Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang," and I thought, "That's gonna be me one of these days."
This is your first tour as a mom. Are you worried about how you'll balance things?
I can't lie. I've been having some moments. Sometimes in life, with working mothers and working people, there are moments where you have a good flow, and then there are moments when you can't see the end of the day. That's kinda where I am right now. Literally, in the morning when my son wakes up, I'll have 30 minutes with him. I might see him before he goes to bed, and it does get to you. Fortunately, my mother and my husband's dad's mom are out with him now. But it's going to be an adventure. I have no idea how it's going to turn out.
Check out pictures from the show at Joe Louis Arena
in Detroit below.
Alicia shares an intimate moment from behind the scenes of her “Set The World on Fire” tour
April 19, 2013
“Here’s a new video where I talk about the past, present, and the future. So blessed I have my fam to share this with.” – Alicia
Alicia Keys: Family Life makes me honest
April 19, 2013
Alicia Keys is more honest about her feelings now she is a wife and mother.
The 'Girl on Fire' hitmaker - who has son Egypt, two, with husband Swizz Beats - says family life has made her more sure of herself and more comfortable than ever on stage.
She said: ''Stepping into motherhood and becoming a wife, I've definitely become more confident. I can express my feelings more honestly. When you're trying to find your way, you hold so much back. Now that wall has gone, I've really stepped into myself. I am able to be more vulnerable and more composed. I just feel calm and comfortable with the shows now.
Alicia married Swizz three years ago, and says it was ''divine'' to realise she had a ''beautiful connection'' with her former school friend.
She added in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Strangely enough we've known each other for 12 years - since high school. Years later, realising we had a beautiful connection together was just divine.''
Keys also admits it was her producer spouse who first made her think seriously about having children. She said: ''It's made everything a deeper, fuller experience in every way. I'd thought about it before but it wasn't really on my radar until I met the love of my life.''
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