Alicia Keys – No One

Alicia Keys – No One

She released her fifth album, Girl on Fire, in November 2012, which became Keys’ fifth chart-topping album in the United States.

Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards and sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. Billboard magazine named her the top R&B songs artist of the 2000s decade.

In 2010, VH1 included Keys on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Billboard magazine placed her number ten on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. In February 2012, Keys was ranked 14th on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women In Music list.

2012–present: Girl on Fire, second child, and sixth studio album

Keys released her fifth studio album Girl on Fire through RCA Records on November 27, 2012. Keys has stated that she wants the album to “liberate” and “empower” fans.

The album’s title track was released on September 4 as its lead single and peak number eleven on Billboard hot 100, the single was Keys’s first top twenty own single on the chart since 2007 single “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”, she performed the song for the first time at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on September 6.

“Girl on Fire” is an uptempo anthem. “Brand New Me” was released as the album’s second single. A softer ballad, it was noted as significantly different from the album’s lead single.

Prior, two songs from Girl on Fire were released as promotion. The first was a song titled “New Day”. The song was later revealed to be the solo version of 50 Cent’s lead single featuring Dr. Dre and Keys.
Another song, “Not Even the King” was uploaded to VEVO as a promotional song.

Co-written by Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé, its lyrics talk about a rich love that couldn’t be afforded by “the king”.

In September 2012, Keys collaborated with Reebok for her own sneakers collection. In October, Keys announced her partnership with Bento Box Entertainment’s Bento Box Interactive to create an education mobile application titled “The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee” for iOS devices about the relationship between a young New York City girl and her wise grandmother.

The app will feature two of Keys’ original songs, “Follow the Moon” and “Unlock Yourself”.

In January 2013, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins and singer Alicia Keys officially unveiled the BlackBerry 10 mobile platform in New York City. Keys has now signed up to help sell BlackBerry devices.

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced on January 30, 2013 that the Grammy Award winning singer would be the company’s new Global Creative Director.

In January 2014, BlackBerry said it will part ways with singer Alicia Keys at the end of this month, a year after the Canadian company signed her up as its global creative director in a widely publicised move.

In June 2013, her VH1 Storytellers special was released on CD and DVD. Also, Keys and Maxwell are working on a “Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell” type of duets EP.

In 2013, she performed a duet with Italian singer Giorgia on the song “I Will Pray (Pregherò)”. In November, the song was extracted as the second single from Giorgia’s album Senza Paura and has been marketed in digital stores worldwide.

In 2014, Keys collaborated with Kendrick Lamar on the song “It’s on Again” for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. In July 2014, it was reported that Keys had changed management from Red Light Management’s Will Botwin to Ron Laffitte and Guy Oseary at Maverick

On September 8, 2014, Keys uploaded the music video to a new song called “We Are Here” to her Facebook page, accompanied by a lengthy status update describing her motivation and inspiration to write the song. It was released digitally the following week.

Keys is also working with Pharrell Williams on her sixth studio album, set for a 2015 release. In an interview with Vibe, Keys described the sound of the album as “aggressive”. One of the songs on the album is called “Killing Your Mother”.

Keys will also play the piano on a Diplo-produced song, which will be featured on Madonna’s new album. In November 2014, Keys announced that she is releasing a series of children’s books. The first book released is entitled Blue Moon: From the Journals of MaMa Mae and LeeLee. Alicia’s new album name is called Alicia .

Keys gave birth to her second child, son Genesis Ali Dean, on December 27, 2014.


Main article: Alicia Keys discography

Songs in A Minor (2001)
The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003)
As I Am (2007)
The Element of Freedom (2009)
Girl on Fire (2012)

Concert tours

Main article: List of Alicia Keys tours
Songs in A Minor Tour (2001–02)
The Verizon Ladies First Tour (2004)
Diary Tour (2005)
As I Am Tour (2008)
Freedom Tour (2010)
Piano & I: An Intimate Evening with Alicia Keys and Her Piano (2011)
Set the World on Fire Tour (2013)

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