Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys62 posts
6 Apr, 2001


Single Release

The artist releases her single, Fallin’, from her album, Songs In A Minor.

There were so many people who didn’t believe in it, because it went so much against the state of radio at the time. And just the journey of writing it -- about how when you love someone but you’re in and out, the struggle… When I sing it, I remember the years and years it took to get to a place where people would hear it, and I’m just so grateful.

Alicia Keys - Fallin'

27 Feb, 2002

Wins Grammy


indexKeys wins the Grammy for Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song for Fallin’, and Best R&B Album for Songs In A Minor.

1 Sep, 2004

O Magazine interview


Keys speaks about why she left Columbia Records in an interview for O Magazine.

Once I saw that these people were completely disrespecting my musical creativity. I was devastated and crushed, like a blooming flower that’s trampled on. Nothing hurts more. I’m fortunate that my manager was confident. Some of our incredible legends will die with nothing. They were jerked.

13 Feb, 2005

Wins Grammy


indexKeys wins the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for If I Ain’t Got You, and Best R&B Album for The Diary of Alicia Keys.

9 Sep, 2007

As I Am

ak1Keys releases As I Am, her second studio album. Popular hits on this album includes No One which was Keys first single, followed by Like You’ll Never See Me Again, Teenage Love Affair, and Superwoman. As I Am sold over five million copies worldwide. Keys collaborated with John Mayer, Linda Perry, and Jack Splash.

Even when I’m singing on record there’s a lot of times when I’ll fight for a bit of imperfection. I might not have quite hit the note to the perfect pitch but there was a soul in there and feeling that, to me, delivers the emotion of that moment. For me, doing a show, the excitement of singing live, and the possibility that you’re not gonna be perfect – that’s the thrill of it.

11 Sep, 2007

No One

Single Release

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.

Alicia Keys - No One (Official Video)

10 Feb, 2008

Wins Grammy


Keys wins the Grammys for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for No One.

18 Sep, 2008

James Bond theme

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.

Alicia Keys & Jack White - Another Way To Die [Official Video]

8 Feb, 2009

Wins Grammy


Keys wins the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for Superwoman.

22 Sep, 2009

Doesn’t Mean Anything

Single Release

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?

Alicia Keys - Doesn't Mean Anything

17 Nov, 2009

Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart

Single Release

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.

Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart

28 May, 2010

Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)

Single Release

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.

Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)

30 Jul, 2010

Keys, Beatz marry


alicia-swizz-wedding-photoKeys 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.


13 Feb, 2011

Wins Grammy


indexJay-Z and Keys wins Grammys for Best Rap-Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song for Empire State Of Mind.

23 Aug, 2012

Album cover release

22Keys 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.

13 Nov, 2012

Unlocking Alicia interview

alicia keysKeys is interviewed by

My dream is to be that good someday and she’s still as focused as ever. I’m competitive with myself in the sense that I want to get better,” she says now. It’s not that I’m obsessively dissecting myself, but there’s a critique that happens. I am very driven. I’m not comparing myself to other people. I don’t wanna be like her or him. I want to be my best.

19 Nov, 2012

Brand New Me

Single Release

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.

Alicia Keys - Brand New Me

4 Dec, 2012

Essence cover

alicia-keys-essence-coverKeys 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.

3 Mar, 2013



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 Word Alicia Keys Banned from Her Vocabulary | Master Class | Oprah Winfrey Network

7 May, 2013

Tears Always Win

Single Release

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.

Alicia Keys - Tears Always Win

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