Jay-Z launches his streaming music service TIDAL at an industry event, #TIDALforall at Skylight in Moynihan Station in New York City. He announces his partnership with 16 other artists, including Beyonce, Madonna, Usher, Rihanna, Butler and Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Jack Wright, Chris Martin, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Nikki Minaj, Coldplay and Calvin Harris, who formally sign a declaration of partnership. Tidal is the first service to offer ad-free music, video and editorial content owned by the stars who actually create it. The high quality sound service is available across iOS and Android devices, as well as in Web browsers and desktop players, in the U.S. and 30 other countries. Tidal Premium is $9.99, and Tidal Hifi is $19.99. Alicia Keys:
We come to you with one voice in unity. The first ever artist owned global music and entertainment platform!
Keys welcomes her second child with husband Swizz Beatz, a son named Genesis Ali Dean. Genesis joins brother Egypt, 4. Swizz Beatz on Instagram:
The Joy of Joy is Joy it’s a Boy #Blessings.
Keys takes a nude photo of her pregnancy of her second child in support of the “We Are Here” movement.
Keys performs her single We Are Here on The Today Show.
Keys releases music video for the single We Are Here.
Keys discusses how she wrote the song We are here on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
I ask you, Why are you here?
Keys posts her wedding anniversary pictures on Instagram along with a surprise announcement that she is pregnant. Keys and Beatz are now expecting their second child. The couple’s first child is three years old.
Keys announces on Twitter that she will be a mentor for Team Pharrell on The Voice. Williams retweets Keys’ post on his Twitter page.
The artist releases It’s On Again, featuring Lamar, from the album, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
I’m very excited to be a part of such a powerful collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer. This is the next chapter in the Spider-Man legacy and we really feel It’s On Again captures the experience, the story—and most importantly—the meaning behind the film, which is that we all have the potential to be extraordinary. There’s a little bit of a super hero in all of us.
Keys discusses her career and album, Girl on Fire, in this interview for PBS.
Well, I personally, this whole project, this whole time in my life, this whole album really represents a really important time for me, where I’ve actually – it’s funny you bring up that word – where I’ve actually been in the process of removing fear from my vocabulary, from my essence. Because I feel like we can do so much greatness when we’re not afraid. It’s when we become afraid of everything and worried about everything that you are never going to reach your highest potential.
Keys wins the Grammy for Best R&B Album for Girl On Fire.
The album is really about finding your own passion, finding your own flow and standing in your own space. And just being fully and completely yourself.”
Maxwell and Keys perform The Fire We Make on Good Morning America from the album Girl On Fire.
The artist releases her single, Tears Always Win, from her album, Girl On Fire.
Tears Always Win is really about a relationship that’s over and you’re remembering all the times that it was there. You’re remembering all the ways they filled your space and now that it’s not there. You’re telling yourself you don’t need them, but you’re missing them and you’re crying about it.
The artist releases her single, Fire We Make, featuring Maxwell, from her album, Girl On Fire.
Keys speaks about her childhood in New York, her first time knowing what she wanted to do in life, and her first record deal. She expands into her adult life about her career, her love for her son and her husband. She contributes her success on always staying true to herself.
He’s just bubbling over with life
The artist releases New Day, from her album, Girl On Fire.
A new day is the possibility to choose how to create the life of your dreams and letting no one to stop you.
Alicia Keys and Maroon 5 perform Girl On Fire and Daylight during the Grammy Award show. The duet promotes Keys album Girl On Fire and Maroon 5 album Overexposed.
Keys performs New Day during The Late Show with David Letterman to promote her album Girl On Fire.
Keys performs Girl On Fire during The Late Show with David Letterman to promote her album Girl On Fire.
Keys performs No One during The Late Show with David Letterman to promote her album As I Am.
Keys appears on the cover of Essence magazine to discuss her work-life balance and Hurricane Sandy.
It’s okay if I can’t do every single thing. I finally understand that it doesn’t make me a lesser artist or human being.
On being unprepared for Hurricane Sandy:
After the third or fourth tuna fish sandwich, and after we learned we’d be without power for a week, I called my mother, who lives Uptown. She was okay and hadn’t lost any power, so we ended up going to her house. We were pretty lucky.
The artist releases Brand New Me, from her album, Girl On Fire.
Brand New Me is about the journey it takes to get to a place where you are proud to be a new you. There is nothing wrong with growing. There may be people in your life that knew you for a long time and they think of you only as the person you used to be and not the person you now are.
And this song is a conversation introducing them to the new you. Where nothing can hold you back and no one can hold you down.
Keys performs Brand New Me at the iTunes Music Festival from the album Girl on Fire.
Keys performs I Need You at the iTunes Music Festival from the album As I Am.
Keys performs Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart at the iTunes Music Festival from the album The Diary of Alicia Keys.
Keys performs Unthinkable at the iTunes Music Festival from the album Element of Freedom.
Keys performs New Day from the iTunes Music Festival from the album Girl On Fire.
Keys performs If I Ain’t Got You at the iTunes Music Festival from the album The Diary of Alicia Keys.
Keys performs Karma at the iTunes Music Festival from the album The Diary of Alicia Keys.
Keys performs You Dont Know My Name at the iTunes Music Festival from the album The Diary of Alicia Keys.
Keys performs No One at the iTunes Music Festival from the album As I Am.
The artist releases Girl On Fire, from her album with the same title.
I wrote this way before The Hunger Games came out, but they did approach me to do a song for it – the timing just didn’t work out.
Keys releases the cover art for her fifth studio album Girl On Fire.
I have arrived at a place in myself that I am comfortable being exactly who I am in this moment and sharing it with no reservations.
Jay-Z and Keys wins Grammys for Best Rap-Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song for Empire State Of Mind.
Keys and husband Swizz Beatz welcome their first child together. His name is Egypt Daoud Dean.
Keys and Beatz get married on the French island of Corsica. The pregnant bride wears a white one-shoulder Vera Wang gown and the groom is in a Tom Ford tuxedo and Christian Louboutin Oxfords.
The artist releases Un-thinkable (I’m Ready), featuring vocals from Drake, from The Element Of Freedom. Drake:
They reached out and she said she really wanted me to do something on her project. But she wanted me to do me, not do an Alicia Keys record. And man, she gave me one of the best studio experiences of my life.I came in there and instead of being like, ‘Here’s the beat, get to work,’ she was just like, ‘Play me your favorite songs and lets battle.’ It’s almost like the transition from [listening to] great music to making a song – like, no one even noticed it, because she started playing the keys and I just started writing the melodies.
Keys and Beatz are pregnant with their first child. This is the the first child for Keys and the 3rd for Beatz.
Keys performs Broken Heart during the American Music Awards show, promoting her album, The Element Of Freedom.
Keys and Jay-Z performs Empire State of Mind at the American Music Awards from the album The State of Freedom.
The artist releases Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart, from The Element Of Freedom.
I just love that song. I’m excited about that song as I just love the way it’s pushing things forward. It’s a great representation of where I am now. I can play it with tons of music behind me or I can play it with just the piano. Either way it touches, you get it. I’m so very excited by that record.
Keys performs If I Ain’t Got You at the Grammy Awards from the album The Diary of Alicia Keys.
The artist releases Doesn’t Mean Anything, from her album, The Element Of Freedom.
The sound of it is very different – it almost feels like you’re flying. It takes you there. It has that piano, heavy-drum feeling. But the song touches you in this way. You dream of having all these things, you dream of going all these places. But what’s the point of doing that, having that, if the one you want to be there isn’t with you? Even though that sounds like a heavy feeling, the sound of it, it makes you feel inspired. To find where you’re going and be there with the people that you love – what else is life, really?
Keys wins the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for Superwoman.
White and Keys debut their collaborative theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. The duo trade vocals on the track. A portion of the song is featured in an ad for Coke Zero.
The artist releases her single, Superwoman, from her album, As I Am.
A Superwoman is a woman who has incredible dreams, incredible ambitions, all the things she wants to do, but she also knows how to take care of herself.
Keys wins the Grammys for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for No One.
The artist releases her single, Like You’ll Never See Me Again, from her album, As I Am. Keys explains the song is:
about living every moment as if it’s your last. Because if it’s our last time to say, ‘I love you,’ then let it be that we didn’t forget that.
The artist releases her single, No One, from her album, As I Am.
No One is really talking about the way that in relationships, so many things are around you all the time to try to distract you. And even though people may talk and say whatever they may want to say, but then no one can get in the way of this.