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Alicia
Four photos of Keys' head, pictured from the front, back, and sides
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2020
Studio
Genre
Length54:40
LabelRCA
Producer
Alicia Keys chronology
Here
(2016)
Alicia
(2020)
Singles from Alicia
  1. "Show Me Love"
    Released: September 17, 2019
  2. "Time Machine"
    Released: November 20, 2019
  3. "Underdog"
    Released: January 9, 2020
  4. "Good Job"
    Released: April 23, 2020
  5. "Perfect Way to Die"
    Released: June 19, 2020
  6. "So Done"
    Released: August 14, 2020
  7. "Love Looks Better"
    Released: September 10, 2020

Alicia (stylized in all caps) is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. It was primarily recorded at Oven Studios and Jungle City Studios, both in New York, and 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, Ed Sheeran, and The-Dream, among others. Alicia's mostly low-tempo and subtly performed music is rooted in the R&B and soul styles of Keys' earliest work, while her lyrics explore sociopolitical concerns and forms of love with ideas shared in her memoir, More Myself (2020), written in the same period as the album's recording.

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 prior to its release, including the Miguel duet "Show Me Love", "Time Machine", "Underdog", "Good Job", and "So Done", featuring Khalid. In its first week, the album debuted at number four on the American Billboard 200 and became Keys' eighth top-10 release in the US, while charting in the top 10 in several other countries. It was also a critical success, with reviewers applauding her nuanced vocal performances and the balanced quality of her healing messages, as well as the music's accessibility. The singer is scheduled to embark on Alicia – The World Tour in 2021, after the 2020 dates of the tour were postponed due to the pandemic.

Recording and production

Jungle City Studios, where all but one of Alicia's songs were recorded

Keys was reported to have returned to Oven Studios, her personal studio in New York City, to record Alicia.[1] However, several other studios were also credited for its recording, including New York's Jungle City Studios, where recording for 14 of the album's 15 tracks took place.[2]

Alicia was produced primarily by Keys, with alternating contributions from an assorted group of record producers and songwriters,[3] including her husband Swizz Beatz, Ludwig Göransson, Ed Sheeran, Tory Lanez, and The-Dream.[4] While the album was being completed in May 2019, Keys also wrote her memoir, More Myself: A Journey (2020).[5] She says that working on both projects served as "the best therapy" ever for her.[6]

Musical style

Musically, Alicia departs from the loose experimentation of Keys' previous album, Here (2016). Instead, the music revisits the styles of her earlier work, including piano-based ballads and bass drum-driven R&B songs, albeit with less emphatic hooks.[7] The dynamics of the music throughout is largely downtempo and subtle,[8] except for "Love Looks Better", which is produced in a loftier pop-soul style.[9] According to The New York Times chief pop critic Jon Pareles, the music "often hollows itself out around her, opening deep bass chasms or surrounding sparse instrumentation with echoey voids".[3]

The album's direction, which Keys describes as "genreless", is oriented toward evoking a particular mood rather than conforming to a singular sound.[9] In the process, individual songs incorporate elements of particular styles, including downtempo R&B ("Show Me Love"), old-fashioned funk ("Time Machine"), folk-influenced soul ("Gramercy Park"),[9] dub ("Wasted Energy"), Caribbean music ("Underdog"),[7] and country ("Gramercy Park").[3] A section of the album's middle tracks substitute piano for acoustic guitar within a more free-form style of neo soul.[7]

Altogether, Alicia is described by The Line of Best Fit writer Udit Mahalingam as a collection of "orchestral pop, acoustic soul, and jittery contemporary R&B".[10] In comparison to Here, Shakeena Johnson of Clash says it is "less pop and more R&B".[11] Although deeming it often a work of contemporary R&B, Helen Brown of The Independent says the album conveys traditional soul melodies "through some stranger—and certainly more eclectic—sounds than she's tried before".[12]

Lyrics and themes

Alicia continues in the socially-conscious thematic vein of Here,[9] featuring personal narratives that make sociopolitical connections between the narrator's view of herself and the world around her.[7] Keys says the album reflects different dimensions of her relationship to people as a whole and that writing it encouraged greater introspection. "I never realized how much I relied on only one side", she explains. "How much I had hidden away the parts that expressed anger, rage, sensuality, or vulnerability."[13] In Pareles' observations, the singer advocates equanimity "but it's often tinged with ambivalence", reflecting "misgivings, recriminations and regrets" shared in her memoir.[3]

Keys (center right) at the 2017 Women's March. Alicia reflects on sociopolitical concerns and the singer's relationship to the world around her.

The album opens with "Truth Without Love", which puts forth the idea that truth in society has become "elusive". The next song, "Time Machine", addresses fears of introspection and advocates the pursuit of free thought, rather than longing for the past, as a means to achieve peace of mind.[7] "Underdog" is an ode to "young teachers, "student doctors", and "single mothers waiting on a check to come".[9] Songs such as "Authors of Forever" convey more positive pleas for "hope and change". A more desperate sense of hope features in the album's closing series of unadorned piano-and-vocal performances, "Perfect Way to Die" and "Good Job", which thematize police brutality and essential work, respectively.[7] The former is written from the perspective of a mother in grief over her son, who was shot to death by the police, while the latter is written in tribute to "the mothers, the fathers, the teachers that reach us", and the like working an ordinary day.[9]

Among the album's love songs, "3 Hour Drive" is a duet between Keys and Sampha, who both lament a lover's separation over a descending chord progression, while "Show Me Love" and "Love Looks Better" express more confident relations between lovers. Both the waltz-like "Gramercy Park" and the Khalid duet "So Done" feature a narrator trying to make peace with having struggled to appease the expectations of other people, with the latter expressing a departure from "fighting myself, going to hell" in favor of "living the way that I want".[3]

Marketing and sales

On September 17, 2019, Keys debuted the album's lead single, "Show Me Love", and its accompanying music video at Dolby Soho in New York City.[14] The first televised performance of the track took place that weekend as part of her set at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival.[15] In November, Keys was joined by Miguel, Pedro Capo and Farruko at the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards for a medley of a Spanish version of the song and "Calma".[16] On November 20, "Time Machine" was released as the album's next single.[17]

Miguel appeared on the album's lead single, "Show Me Love", and joined Keys for her performance at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards.

In December 2019, Keys revealed the album's title in an interview with Billboard,[6] and she formally announced Alicia on January 20, 2020, posting the cover art to her social media accounts.[18] The album was originally scheduled to be released on March 20. However, earlier that month, streaming services listed the date as May 15.[13] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic (declared in March), the release was postponed for September 18.[19]

In January 2020, Keys returned as host for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards and performed "Underdog" (released as a single on January 9)[17] at the ceremony while joined by Brittany Howard.[20] The single also featured in a TV ad for Amazon Music[21] and was performed by Keys on The Ellen DeGeneres Show,[22] The Graham Norton Show,[23] BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge,[24] and the iHeart Living Room Concert for America (staged in response to the COVID-19 pandemic).[25] Prior to the pandemic's declaration, "Underdog" moved up on the record charts and became Keys' most successful single since 2012's "Girl on Fire".[9] "Good Job" (released as a single on April 23, 2020)[17] and "Perfect Way to Die" (released on June 19, 2020)[17] were performed on CNN and the BET Awards 2020, respectively.[26][27] Keys premiered "Gramercy Park" for NPR's Tiny Desk concerts, alongside "Underdog", "Show Me Love", and her 2001 song "Fallin'".[28] Two more singles were then released, "So Done" on August 14[17] and "Love Looks Better" on September 10,[17] with the latter being debuted by Keys that same day at the NFL Network 2020 Kickoff concert. During the telecast, she also performed a cover of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to critical acclaim.[29][30]

During Alicia's first week of release, Keys made appearances on Good Morning America and the iHeartRadio Music Festival,[31][32] as well as headlined a virtual concert in partnership with American Express to coincide with the album's worldwide release on September 18.[33] Further promotional appearances included a week long engagement on the The Late Late Show with James Corden from September 21 to 24[34] and a performance at the 2020 Billboard Awards on October 14.[35] She will also embark on Alicia – The World Tour in 2021, after the 2020 dates of the tour were postponed due to the pandemic.[18][36][37]

In the week ending September 27, 2020, Alicia entered the US Billboard 200 chart at the number four position on the basis of 62,000 album-equivalent units. The recorded units included 51,000 traditional album sales, 10,000 streaming-equivalent units (or 13.6 million in on-demand streams of album tracks), and 1,000 track-equivalent units (sales of individual tracks). It was Keys' eighth album to reach the top 10 of the chart and, according to Billboard, received a sales boost from "a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with her upcoming U.S. tour".[38] In the UK, it became her eighth album to chart within the top 40, debuting at number 12,[39] while in Canada, it debuted at number two and was her highest-charting release since As I Am reached the same position in 2007.[40] In its second week on the Billboard 200, Alicia registered a drop of one-hundred-and-four places, falling to number 108.[41]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.2/10[42]
Metacritic77/100[43]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[44]
The Arts Desk4/5 stars[8]
Clash7/10[11]
The Independent4/5 stars[12]
Mojo4/5 stars[45]
NME4/5 stars[9]
The Observer3/5 stars[46]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[47]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[7]
The Times4/5 stars[48]

Alicia was met with generally positive reviews. At the aggregate website Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from professional publications, the album received an average score of 77, based on 12 reviews.[43] AnyDecentMusic? assigned it a score of 7.2 out of 10, based on the site's assessment of the critical consensus.[42]

Reviewing for NME in September 2020, Nick Levine was impressed by the cohesive musical feel throughout and the skill behind Keys' ballads, which he said emanate well-intentioned positive energy and empathic political engagement. He also believed that the album's postponed release amid the pandemic had made the subject matter more timely and therapeutic for listeners.[9] Slant Magazine's Sal Cinquemani also applauded the content and compared it to "the most effective political pop", saying Keys "strikes a careful balance between hope and despair". While highlighting the more radically styled collaborations in "Wasted Energy" and "Me x 7", he concluded that Alicia is "at once her most accessible and forward-minded album in years".[7] In Rolling Stone, Jon Dolan regarded it as among Keys' "most musically engaging" records and cited her strong suit to be coping ballads such as "Perfect Way to Die" and "Good Job". "Generosity tempered with humility is a rare and welcome look", he wrote of her performance. "It takes knowledge of self, care for others, truth through a lens of love, to get it right."[47] Will Hodgkinson, in a review for The Times, declared it "songs in the key of modern life from R&B royalty" and welcomed Keys' return to the sophisticated sounds of her first album, Songs in A Minor (2001).[48]

Several reviewers highlighted Keys' singing on the album. In The Sunday Times, Dan Cairns said the compositions are on-par with the "classic" songwriting of her earliest albums and that they accentuate her vocals, which he described as "soaring, swooping, scatting, richly nuanced, deploying full-throated passion and pin-drop restraint".[49] The Arts Desk journalist Joe Muggs singled out her performances on "Perfect Way to Die", "Wasted Energy", and "Time Machine", where her "multi-octave range is put to fantastic use harmonizing with herself". While observing a few instances of flashy singing techniques elsewhere, he speculated whether the album as a whole hints at "a Keys album where she drops the showbiz and kicks out the jams the whole way through".[8] AllMusic reviewer Andy Kellman found Alicia to be performed "with some of her most nuanced vocals", but was less impressed by the material, the best of which he felt had already been released as singles. Ultimately, he deemed it "Keys' most moderate work, seemingly hedged with an objective to appeal to as many listeners as possible".[44] Mojo magazine's James McNair griped about Keys' altruistic politics being "at times a tad cloyingly expressed" on an album otherwise impressive for her "exquisitely malleable voice, slickly inventine production tics, and winning vocal support" from artists such as Sampha and Diamond Platnumz.[45]

Track listing

Alicia track listing[2]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Truth Without Love"
  • Dopson
  • Taylor
2:34
2."Time Machine"
4:26
3."Authors of Forever"
3:37
4."Wasted Energy" (featuring Diamond Platnumz)
  • Keys
  • Richard Isong
  • Ariowa Irosognie
  • Nathaniel Warner
  • Kali McLoughlin
P2J4:19
5."Underdog"
  • Keys
  • McDaid
3:24
6."3 Hour Drive" (featuring Sampha)
  • Keys
  • Sampha
4:01
7."Me x 7" (featuring Tierra Whack)
  • Keys
  • Christopher A. Stewart
  • Patrick William Postlewait
  • Samuel Kirk Thomas
  • Jeremiah Bethea
  • J. Pierre Medor
  • Tierra Whack
3:32
8."Show Me Love" (featuring Miguel)
  • Keys
  • Matthews
3:08
9."So Done" (featuring Khalid)Göransson3:54
10."Gramercy Park"
  • Keys
  • Napes
3:12
11."Love Looks Better"
  • Keys
  • Tedder
  • Zancanella
  • Dopson[a]
3:23
12."You Save Me" (featuring Snoh Aalegra)Keys3:41
13."Jill Scott" (featuring Jill Scott)
Sean C4:05
14."Perfect Way to Die"
  • Keys
  • Kole
  • Keys
  • Kole
3:31
15."Good Job"
  • Keys
  • Nash
  • Dean
  • Avery Chambliss
Keys3:53
Total length:54:40
Digital bonus tracks[50]
No.TitleLength
16."Three Hour Drive – A Colors Show" (featuring SiR)4:04
17."A Beautiful Noise" (with Brandi Carlile)3:19
18."Wasted Energy" (featuring Diamond Platnums & Kaash Paige)4:37
Japan bonus track[51]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
16."Show Me Love" (featuring 21 Savage and Miguel)
  • Keys
  • Matthews
3:59
Total length:58:45
Apple Music live bonus edition[52]
No.TitleLength
16."Love Looks Better" (live from the 2020 American Express Unstaged)4:06
17."Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) / 3 Hour Drive" (live from the 2020 American Express Unstaged)5:00
Total length:63:46

Notes

  • ^[a] denotes co-producer

Personnel and credits

Information is taken from the album's liner notes.[2]

Recording locations

Musicians

  • Alicia Keys – lead vocals, Moog bass (track 2, 11-12), piano (track 3, 5–6, 10, 12, 14-15), keyboards (track 3, 5–6, 10-11), background vocals (track 5), drum programming (track 6), vocal arrangement (track 8)
  • Diamond Platnumz – featured artist (track 4)
  • Sampha – featured artist (track 6), keyboards (track 6), piano (track 6)
  • Tierra Whack – featured artist (track 7)
  • Miguel – featured artist (track 8)
  • Khalid – featured artist (track 9)
  • Snoh Aalegra – featured artist (track 12)
  • Jill Scott – featured artist (track 13)
  • John Benthal – electric sitar (track 2)
  • Jonny Coffer – programming (track 3, 5)
  • Alexandria Dopson – background vocals (track 1)
  • Larrance Dopson – keyboards (track 1)
  • Dammo Farmer – bass (track 1)
  • Ludwig Göransson – keyboards (track 9), bass (track 9), programming (track 9)
  • Emile Haynie – additional programming (track 2), programming (track 5), drum programming (track 6)
  • Jukebox – programming (track 5), drum programming (track 11)
  • Rob Knox – keyboards (track 2), programming (track 2)
  • Tory Lanez – vocal arrangement (track 8)
  • Morgan Matthews – guitars (track 8)
  • Johnny McDaid – bass (track 3, 5), vocoder vocals (track 3), programming (track 3, 5), background vocals (track 5)
  • Pierre Medor – keyboards (track 7)
  • Ann Mincieli – bass guitar (track 11)
  • Jimmy Napes – piano (track 10), drums (track 10)
  • P2J – keyboards (track 4), programming (track 4)
  • Patrick Postlewait – bass (track 7)
  • The Picard Brothers – programming (track 3)
  • Will Reynolds – electric guitar (track 5)
  • Sam Roman – guitar (track 10)
  • Mark Ronson – bass (track 3), guitar (track 3), programming (track 3)
  • Davide Rossi – strings arrangement (track 14), strings (track 14)
  • Raphael Saadiq – guitars (track 8)
  • Ed Sheeran – acoustic guitar (track 5), background vocals (track 5)
  • Ash Soan – drums (track 5)
  • Tricky Stewart – keyboards (track 7)
  • Ryan Tedder – drum programming (track 11), keyboards (track 11)
  • Sam Thomas – keyboards (track 7)
  • Khirye Tyler – keyboards (track 1)
  • Justus West – guitar (track 1)
  • Steven Wolf – drums (track 5), programming (track 5)

Technical

  • Alicia Keys – executive production, production (track 2–3, 5–6, 8, 10–12, 14-15)
  • Graham Archer – engineering (track 3, 5)
  • Sean C – production (track 13)
  • Jim Caruana – vocals mixing (track 12)
  • Jonny Coffer – production (track 3)
  • Riccardo Damian – engineering (track 3)
  • Scott Desmarais – assistant mixing (track 1–2, 5, 7-9)
  • Larrance Dopson – production (track 1), co-production (track 11)
  • Chris Galland – mix engineering (track 1–2, 5, 7-9)
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing (track 3, 11)
  • Ludwig Göransson – production (track 9), engineering (track 9)
  • John Hanes – engineering for mix (track 3, 11)
  • Emile Haynie – co-production (track 2)
  • Jeremie Inhaber – assistant mixing (track 1–2, 5, 7-9)
  • Andrew Keller – assistant engineering (track 7-8)
  • Kez Khou – assistant
  • Rob Knox – production (track 2)
  • Sebastian Kole – production (track 14)
  • Denis Kosiak – engineering (track 9)
  • Dave Kutch – mastering
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing (track 1–2, 5, 7-9)
  • Tony Maserati – mixing (track 6)
  • Morgan Matthews – production (track 8)
  • Johnny McDaid – production (track 3, 5), engineering (track 5)
  • Pierre Medor – co-production (track 7)
  • Ann Mincieli – engineering, recording (track 2, 8), mixing (track 4, 10, 12-15)
  • Brendan Morawski – engineering (track 1, 7, 11), assistant engineering (track 2, 8, 10, 12, 14-15), assistant mixing engineering (track 4), additional engineering (track 5), assistant recording (track 5, 9), mixing (track 12-13)
  • Jimmy Napes – production (track 10)
  • P2J – production (track 4)
  • Kevin Peterson – assistant mastering
  • Patrick Postlewait – co-production (track 7)
  • Will Reynolds – assistant engineering (track 3), assistant recording (track 5)
  • Ramon Rivas – assistant
  • Mark Ronson – co-production (track 3)
  • Sampha – production (track 6)
  • Tricky Stewart – production (track 7)
  • Ryan Tedder – production (track 11)
  • Sam Thomas – co-production (track 7), engineering (track 7)
  • Khirye Tyler – production (track 1)
  • Noel Zancanella – production (track 11)

Art and design

  • Alicia Keys – concept
  • James Bailey – creative direction
  • Jason Bolden – styling
  • FISK – design
  • Naivasha Johnson – hair
  • Ramon Rivas – videography
  • Romy Soleimani – skin
  • Milan Zrnic – photography

Charts

Chart performance for Alicia
Chart (2020)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[53]13
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[54]10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[55]5
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[56]18
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[57]2
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[58]10
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[59]73
French Albums (SNEP)[60]28
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[61]14
Irish Albums (OCC)[62]72
Italian Albums (FIMI)[63]40
Japan Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)[64]40
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[65]43
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[66]38
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[67]19
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[68]9
Scottish Albums (OCC)[69]12
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[70]18
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[71]4
UK Albums (OCC)[72]12
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[73]3
US Billboard 200[74]4
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[75]3

Release history

List of release dates, showing region, edition(s), format(s), label and reference.
RegionDateEditionFormatLabelRef.
VariousSeptember 18, 2020StandardRCA[76][77]
JapanOctober 7, 2020JapaneseCD[51]
VariousOctober 9, 2020Live bonus edition
  • Digital download
  • streaming
[52]
October 16, 2020Bonus track[78]
December 18, 2020Bonus tracks[50]
United StatesDecember 2020StandardVinyl[79]

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External links

Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von Alicia Keys die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Alicia

Alicia Keys auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

Alicia Keys, 2013
Autogramm von Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys (* 25. Januar 1981[1] als Alicia Augello Cook in New York City) ist eine US-amerikanische Soul- und R&B-Sängerin, Produzentin, Songwriterin und Schauspielerin. Sie begleitet sich auch selbst am Piano. Im Lauf ihrer Karriere verkaufte sie mehr als 30 Millionen Alben weltweit[2] und gewann zahlreiche Preise, darunter 15 Grammys. Billboard nannte sie den Top-R&B-Künstler und den fünftbesten Künstler der ersten Dekade des 21. Jahrhunderts.[3] Außerdem kam Alicia Keys bei den Top 50 der „R&B/Hip-Hop Artists“ der letzten 25 Jahre auf Platz zehn.[4] Im November 2016 erschien ihr sechstes Studioalbum Here.

Leben

1981–2000: Kindheit und Jugend

Alicia Keys wurde 1981 als Tochter des afroamerikanischen Flugbegleiters Craig Cook und der Musicalsängerin Teresa Augello, die irisch-schottisch-italienischer Abstammung ist, in Hell’s Kitchen im New Yorker Stadtbezirk Manhattan geboren.[5] Dort wuchs sie nach der Trennung ihrer Eltern bei ihrer Mutter auf. In ihrer Jugend kam sie unter anderem mit der Musik von Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Lauryn Hill, Prince und Stevie Wonder in Berührung. Im Alter von fünf Jahren nahm Alicia Keys erstmals Ballett- und Klavierunterricht. Sie spielte hauptsächlich klassische Musik, vor allem Kompositionen von Mozart, Beethoven und ihrem Favoriten Chopin.

Im Alter von 16 Jahren schloss sie ihre High-School-Ausbildung vorzeitig ab. Obwohl sie einen Platz an der Columbia University erhielt, entschied sie sich gegen ein Studium und unterzeichnete stattdessen einen Demovertrag mit Jermaine Dupris So So Def Records, einem Sublabel von Columbia Records. Wegen künstlerischer Differenzen trennte sich Keys jedoch 1998 von Columbia und folgte Clive Davis, dem Begründer von Arista Records, zu seinem neuen Musiklabel J Records.

2001–2002: Songs in A Minor

Alicia Keys, 2002

Nach einzelnen Veröffentlichungen auf den Soundtracks zu Men in Black, Shaft – Noch Fragen? und Dr. Dolittle 2 erschien im Sommer 2001 ihr Debütalbum Songs in A Minor. Die Platte ist eine Mischung aus klassischen Motown-Elementen und zeitgemäßen R&B-Produktionen. Das Album verkaufte sich schon in der ersten Woche 236.000 Mal und debütierte auf Platz eins in den Billboard 200.[6] Allein in den USA wurde Songs in A Minor für 6,2 Millionen abgesetzte Exemplare sechs Mal mit Platin ausgezeichnet.[7][8] Weltweit verkaufte sich das Album über zwölf Millionen Mal.[9] Dank des Albums und des weltweiten Nummer-eins-Hits Fallin’ sowie drei weiterer erfolgreicher Singleauskopplungen avancierte Keys zum erfolgreichsten R&B-Interpreten des Jahres 2001. Bei den Grammy Awards 2002 gewann die Sängerin fünf Grammys, unter anderem in den Kategorien Bester Newcomer, Bestes R&B Album, Song des Jahres und beste R&B-Gesangsdarbietung einer Frau.

2003–2005: The Diary of Alicia Keys und Unplugged

Ende 2003 erschien mit The Diary of Alicia Keys das zweite Album der Sängerin. Die CD wurde von Kanye West, Rich Harrison, Timbaland und Kerry Krucial produziert. Sie verkaufte sich mehr als acht Millionen Mal und Keys erhielt im Jahr darauf vier weitere Grammys. Im März 2004 hielt sie mit André 3000 und Big Boi die Laudatio für Prince, als dieser in die Rock and Roll Hall of Fame aufgenommen wurde, und Ende 2004 veröffentlichte Keys ihr erstes Buch, Tears for Water, ein Songbook mit eigenen Gedichten und Liedtexten. Gleichzeitig gelang ihr mit Usher und dem gemeinsamen Duett My Boo ein weiterer Nummer-eins-Hit.

Im Februar 2005 sang Keys beim 39. Super Bowl America the Beautiful. Am 2. Juli desselben Jahres trat sie anlässlich von Live 8 in Philadelphia auf. Kurz darauf spielte sie ein MTV Unplugged-Konzert, das im Oktober 2005 sowohl auf CD als auch auf DVD veröffentlicht wurde. Im November desselben Jahres trat die auch sozial engagierte Künstlerin bei einer Veranstaltung der Hilfsorganisation Keep a Child Alive auf. Sie spielte mit Bono, der per Video live zugeschaltet war, eine Coverversion des Klassikers Don’t Give Up von Kate Bush und Peter Gabriel ein. Alle Einnahmen des Wohltätigkeitsliedes kamen Keep a Child Alive zugute.

2006–2008: Filmdebüt und As I Am

Alicia Keys, 2008

Nach diversen Gastauftritten in den Fernsehserien Bill Cosby Show, Charmed – Zauberhafte Hexen und American Dreams war Alicia Keys 2007 in einer Nebenrolle im Film Smokin’ Aces an der Seite von Ben Affleck und Andy García zu sehen. Nach einem längeren Afrikaaufenthalt bekam sie im Frühjahr 2006 eine weitere Nebenrolle in der Literaturverfilmung von Nanny Diaries. Im September 2007 erschien mit No One die erste Single ihres dritten Studioalbums As I Am. Auch sie platzierte sich in den internationalen Charts weit vorne und kam in der Schweiz auf Anhieb auf Platz eins. Auch As I Am stieg auf Platz eins der Schweizer Albumcharts ein und wurde mit Gold ausgezeichnet. Im Februar 2008 wurde Alicia Keys in Los Angeles mit zwei Grammys in den Kategorien Best R&B Song und Best Female R&B Vocal Performance ausgezeichnet.

Zusammen mit White-Stripes-Frontmann Jack White nahm Alicia Keys 2008 den Titelsong zum 22. James-Bond-Film Ein Quantum Trost auf. Der Song Another Way to Die war als Download erhältlich und erschien sowohl auf dem Filmsoundtrack als auch auf einer erweiterten Version ihres letzten Albums As I Am.

2009–2011: The Element of Freedom

Alicia Keys, 2011

2009 schrieb und produzierte Keys zusammen mit Swizz Beatz das Lied Million Dollar Bill für Whitney Houston. Daneben nahm sie Duette mit Alejandro Sanz und Jay-Z auf. Im September 2009 wurde mit Doesn’t Mean Anything die erste Single aus ihrem vierten Studioalbum The Element of Freedom als Download veröffentlicht. Der Name des Albums ist Keys zufolge programmatisch zu verstehen, da sie sich in diesem Album die Freiheit nimmt, auch vermeintlich abwegige Ideen musikalisch umzusetzen. In Deutschland erreichte das Album Gold-Status.[10]

Alicia Keys ist für die Organisation Keep a Child Alive, die hauptsächlich Familien in Afrika und Asien hilft, als Botschafterin aktiv. Keys und ihr Produzent Kerry Krucial Brothers betreiben die Produktionsgesellschaft Krucialkeys und ein eigenes Studio namens The Oven, in dem sie schon mit vielen weiteren Künstlern wie Nas, Eve, Christina Aguilera, Angie Stone oder Keyshia Cole zusammengearbeitet haben.

Seit Herbst 2008 ist Alicia Keys mit dem Produzenten und Rapper Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) liiert, den sie am 31. Juli 2010 heiratete.[11][12] Im Oktober 2010 wurde ihr erster gemeinsamer Sohn geboren, im Dezember 2014 der zweite.[13]

Im Frühsommer 2011 veröffentlichte Keys eine Jubiläumsversion ihres Debütalbums Songs in A Minor, sie gab aus diesem Anlass zwei exklusive Konzerte in London und in New York.[14] 2012 sang sie für Whitney Houston auf deren Trauerfeier den Titel Can You Send Me an Angel.

2012–2015: Girl on Fire

Alicia Keys, 2013

Im November 2012 erschien ihr Album Girl on Fire.[15] Den gleichnamigen Titelsong stellte sie am 6. September 2012 bei den MTV Video Music Awards 2012 vor.[16] Die zweite Singleauskopplung Brand New Me wurde erstmals am 19. November 2012 in den USA im Radio gespielt.[17] Am 7. März 2013 startete die .

Im Juni 2013 veröffentlichte Keys gemeinsam mit VH1 ein Storyteller-Livealbum auf CD und DVD.[18] 2014 war sie auf dem Soundtrack zum Film The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro zusammen mit Kendrick Lamar im Titel It’s On Again zu hören.[19] Außerdem spielte sie im, von Diplo produzierten, Song Living For Love von Madonna aus ihrem Album Rebel Heart von 2015 Klavier.[20]

Seit 2016: Here und The Voice

Am 4. Mai 2016 erschien die Single In Common als Vorgriff auf ihr sechstes Studioalbum Here.[21] Neben zahlreichen Promoauftritten sang sie am 28. Mai 2016 vor dem Champions-League-Finale in Mailand ein Medley. Zum Weltflüchtlingstag veröffentlichte Keys einen Kurzfilm, in dem sie sich selbst in die Rolle eines Flüchtlings versetzt. Der Film wird von einem weiteren Song ihres neuen Albums begleitet.[22] Im Oktober 2016 veröffentlichte sie eine weitere Single: Blended Family (What You Do For Love), welche in Zusammenarbeit mit A$AP Rocky entstanden ist.[23] Das Album erschien Anfang November und erreichte in den USA Platz 2 der Charts, Here wurde so Keys’ siebtes Top-Ten-Album in den USA.[24] Ebenfalls 2016 wurde Keys Jurymitglied der Castingshow The Voice für die elfte und zwölfte Staffel.[25] Für die vierzehnte Staffel von The Voice kehrte sie als Coach zurück. Im Dezember 2017 wurde bekannt, Alicia Keys werde als Feature im Song Like Home für Eminems neuntes Studioalbum Revival zu hören sein.[26] Ebenfalls als Feature vertreten war sie in Justin Timberlakes fünftem Studioalbum Man Of The Woods mit dem Song Morning Light[27] und James Bays Us auf seinem zweiten Album Electric Light.[28] Keys moderierte die Grammy Awards 2019 und 2020.

Diskografie

Studioalben

JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
DE DEAT ATCH CHUK UKUS USR&B R&B
2001Songs in A MinorDE2
Platin
Platin

(51 Wo.)DE
AT4
Gold
Gold

(35 Wo.)AT
CH3
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(67 Wo.)CH
UK6
Dreifachplatin
×3
Dreifachplatin

(93 Wo.)UK
US1
Siebenfachplatin
×7
Siebenfachplatin

(70 Wo.)US
R&B1
(68 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 5. Juni 2001
Verkäufe: + 12.000.000
2003The Diary of Alicia KeysDE10
Platin
Platin

(29 Wo.)DE
AT25
(20 Wo.)AT
CH1
Platin
Platin

(48 Wo.)CH
UK13
Platin
Platin

(43 Wo.)UK
US1
Fünffachplatin
×5
Fünffachplatin

(87 Wo.)US
R&B1
(95 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 1. Dezember 2003
Verkäufe: + 10.000.000
2007As I AmDE6
Platin
Platin

(21 Wo.)DE
AT9
Gold
Gold

(17 Wo.)AT
CH1
Platin
Platin

(32 Wo.)CH
UK11
Platin
Platin

(23 Wo.)UK
US1
Vierfachplatin
×4
Vierfachplatin

(63 Wo.)US
R&B1
(78 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 9. November 2007
Verkäufe: + 7.000.000
2009The Element of FreedomDE10
Gold
Gold

(36 Wo.)DE
AT23
(9 Wo.)AT
CH1
Platin
Platin

(38 Wo.)CH
UK1
Dreifachplatin
×3
Dreifachplatin

(69 Wo.)UK
US2
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(43 Wo.)US
R&B1
(76 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 11. Dezember 2009
Verkäufe: + 5.000.000
2012Girl on FireDE6
Gold
Gold

(13 Wo.)DE
AT7
(10 Wo.)AT
CH3
Gold
Gold

(30 Wo.)CH
UK13
Gold
Gold

(19 Wo.)UK
US1
Platin
Platin

(34 Wo.)US
R&B1
(54 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 22. November 2012
Verkäufe: + 3.000.000
2016HereDE14
(6 Wo.)DE
AT22
(1 Wo.)AT
CH5
(12 Wo.)CH
UK21
(3 Wo.)UK
US2
(8 Wo.)US
R&B1
(11 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 4. November 2016
2020AliciaDE14
(3 Wo.)DE
AT10
(2 Wo.)AT
CH4
(5 Wo.)CH
UK12
(2 Wo.)UK
US4
(3 Wo.)US
R&B3
(1 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 18. September 2020

Filme

Preise und Auszeichnungen

  • 2001
  • 2002
    • Grammy: Best New Artist, Best R&B Album (für Songs in A Minor), Song of the Year (für Fallin’), Best R&B Song (für Fallin’), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (für Fallin’)
    • World Music Award: Best-Selling New Artist, World’s Best-Selling Female R&B-Artist
    • MTV Europe Music Award (Best R&B Artist)
    • Echo (Bester Newcomer)
  • 2004
    • Soul Train Music Award: Best Female R&B/Soul Album (für The Diary of Alicia Keys), Best Female R&B/Soul Single (für If I Ain’t Got You), Best R&B/Soul Single by a Group, Band or Duo (für My Boo mit Usher)
    • Billboard Award: Female Artist of the Year, Female R&B/Hip Hop Artist of the Year, R&B/Hip Hop Singles Artist of the Year, R&B/Hip Hop Single of the Year (für If I Ain’t Got U), Hot 100 Songwriter of the Year, Female Hot 100 Artist of the Year, R&B/Hip Hop Airplay Single of the Year (für If I Ain’t Got U)
    • American Music Award: Favorite Female Artist
    • World Music Award: Best R&B Female Artist
    • MTV Video Music Award: Best R&B Video und Best R&B Artist
  • 2005
    • Grammy: Best R&B Album (für The Diary of Alicia Keys), Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (für You Don’t Know My Name), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (für If I Ain’t Got U), Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group, Band or Duo (für My Boo),
    • MTV Video Music Award: Best R&B Video: Karma
    • MTV Europe Music Award: Best R&B Artist
  • 2008
    • Grammy: Best R&B Song (für No One), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (für No One)
    • American Music Awards: Favorite Album, Soul/R&B (für As I Am), Favorite Album, Rock/Pop (für As I Am)
    • World Music Award: Best R&B Artist
    • Swiss Music Awards: Best Urban International (für As I Am)
  • 2009
    • Grammy: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (für Superwoman)
  • 2010
    • Grammy: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (für Empire State of Mind mit Jay-Z), Best Rap Song (für Empire State of Mind)
    • Billboard Latin Music Award: Hot Latin Song (für Looking for Paradise mit Alejandro Sanz)
    • Kora Award: Beste Künstlerin in der amerikanischen Diaspora[29]
    • MTV Video Music Award: Best Cinematography in a Video (Empire State of Mind (feat. Jay-Z))
  • 2014

Weiterführende Informationen

Weblinks

Commons: Alicia Keys – Sammlung von Bildern, Videos und Audiodateien

Quellen

  1. Biography – Alicia Keys. In: Billboard. Abgerufen am 18. Dezember 2011.
  2. Christine Sams: The secret life of Alicia Keys. In: Entertainment >> Film. The Age, 23. Februar 2009, abgerufen am 3. Mai 2015 (englisch).
  3. http://www.billboard.com/#/charts-decade-end/artists-of-the-decade?year=2009&begin=1&order=position
  4. http://www.billboard.com/#/column/the-juice/the-top-50-r-b-hip-hop-artists-of-the-past-1004127916.story?page=5
  5. startribune.com: More Keys to Alicia’s Life
  6. http://www.billboard.com/#/news/keys-debut-tops-the-billboard-200-943381.story
  7. http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/39906/chart-watch-extra-the-top-20-new-acts-of-the-2000s/
  8. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=alicia%20keys&format=ALBUM&startYear=1958&endYear=2009&sort=Artist&perPage=25
  9. http://www.metro.co.uk/showbiz/112579-alicia-adds-tour-dates
  10. Interview mit Alicia Keys in der Zeitschrift kulturnews (Januar 2010): Liebe, Freiheit und der ganze Rest
  11. Alicia Keys hat geheiratet auf n-tv vom 2. August 2010
  12. Hochzeitsglocken im Pophimmel in Stern vom 2. August 2010
  13. Alicia Keys bringt Jungen zur Welt auf n-tv vom 16. Oktober 2010
  14. On Sale Alicia Keys One Night Only 10th Anniversary Beacon Show, NBC, 6. Mai 2011
  15. http://www.billboard.com/#/news/alicia-keys-reveals-girl-on-fire-album-cover-1007884152.story
  16. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1690894/2012-video-music-awards-alicia-keys-performance.jhtml
  17. Alicia Keys previews Girl on fire-announces. (Nicht mehr online verfügbar.) Archiviert vom Original am 30. November 2010; abgerufen am 15. Mai 2020.  Info: Der Archivlink wurde automatisch eingesetzt und noch nicht geprüft. Bitte prüfe Original- und Archivlink gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.@1@2
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