Alicia (stylized in all caps) is the seventh studio album by American R&B singer and songwriter Alicia Keys. It was released by RCA Records on September 18, 2020. Written and produced largely by Keys, the album also features songwriting and production contributions from Swizz Beatz, Ludwig Göransson, Rob Knox, Johnny McDaid, and The-Dream, among others.
The album was originally scheduled to be released on March 20, 2020, then May 15, before being delayed further due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven singles were released from Alicia, including the Miguel duet “Show Me Love”, “Time Machine”, “Underdog”, and “So Done”, featuring Khalid. Keys is scheduled to embark on Alicia – The World Tour in 2021 after the 2020 dates of the tour were postponed due to the pandemic.
1. “Truth Without Love” 2:34
2. “Time Machine” 4:30
3. “Authors of Forever” 3:37
4. “Wasted Energy” (featuring Diamond Platnumz) 4:19
5. “Underdog” 3:24
6. “3 Hour Drive” (featuring Sampha) 4:01
7. “Me x 7” (featuring Tierra Whack) 3:32
8. “Show Me Love” (featuring Miguel) 3:08
9. “So Done” (featuring Khalid) 3:54
10. “Gramercy Park” 3:12
11. “Love Looks Better” 3:23
12. “You Save Me” (featuring Snoh Aalegra) 3:41
13. “Jill Scott” (featuring Jill Scott) 4:05
14. “Perfect Way to Die” 3:31
15. “Good Job” 3:53
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys’ debut album, Songs in A Minor was released in 2001, producing her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “Fallin'”, and selling over 12 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her sophomore album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003, spawning successful singles “You Don’t Know My Name”, “If I Ain’t Got You” and “Diary”, and selling eight million copies worldwide. The duet song “My Boo” with Usher, scored her a second number-one single in 2004. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, becoming the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one.
As I Am was released in 2007, producing the Hot 100 number-one single “No One”, selling five million copies worldwide and earning an additional three Grammy Awards. The Element of Freedom was released in 2009, becoming her first chart-topping album in the UK, and selling four million copies worldwide. Keys additionally collaborated with Jay Z on “Empire State of Mind” as her fourth number-one single, and won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2010. Girl on Fire was released in 2012 as her fifth Billboard 200 topping album, spawning the successful title track. Her second live album, VH1 Storytellers was released in 2013. Here was released in 2016, becoming her seventh R&B/Hip-Hop chart topping album.
Keys made her first television appearance on The Cosby Show in 1985 as a four year old child. She made her film debut in Smokin’ Aces and later in The Nanny Diaries in 2007. Keys then had a NAACP Image Award nominated appearance in The Secret Life of Bees in 2008. Keys also made an appearance on season 2 of Empire in 2015. She is currently a mentor on The Voice as of 2016.
Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards such as 15 Grammy Awards and 17 NAACP Image Awards, and has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. Billboard magazine named her the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade and placed her number ten on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. Time named Keys in their 100 list of most influential people in 2005. VH1 also included her on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. – Wikipedia
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