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Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys (2010)

Interview by Maureen Paton, Rock's Backpages audio, 21 January 2010

The R&B songthrush talks about her new album, The Element of Freedom; how she copes with fame; her spirituality; being a New Yorker; her family background; being blessed with love, and about her future plans in film and sound production.

File format: mp3; file size: 29.2mb, interview length: 30' 23" sound quality: ****

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Alicia Keys: Songs In A Minor

Review by Dan Gennoe, Q, 2001

Classically trained pianist harks back to R&B's pre-Timbaland roots with sublime debut album. ...

Alicia Keys: Songs in A Minor

Review by Mark Anthony Neal, PopMatters, 25 June 2001

IN THE AFTERMATH of Jill Scott's surprising breakthrough last year and in what is year four of the Badu evolution, there have been several remarkable ...

"I love Chopin… He's my dawg": Alicia Keys

Report and Interview by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 2 November 2001

Stevie loves her, Oprah's after her and Prince is always on the phone. As Alicia Keys prepares to storm the UK charts, Ian Gittins meets ...

Alicia Keys: Rock Me Amadeus

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, February 2002

It's a long way from New York's 42nd Street to the 44th annual Grammy Awards. But after seven years of juggling Harlem street life, fractious ...

Alicia Keys: Alicia in Wonderland

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, Summer 2002

SHE HAS THE hooks and the looks – and depth and diversity too. Barely out of her teens, Alicia Keys may be the most sophisticated ...

Alicia Keys: The Diary Of Alicia Keys

Review by Craig McLean, Observer Music Monthly, November 2003

Craig McLean is impressed with the New York diva's new hip hop leanings ...

Alicia Keys: The Diary Of Alicia Keys

Review by Dan Gennoe, Q, January 2004

FOR ALL THE international superstars and great songs latter-day R&B's spawned, its tally of indispensable albums is shamefully low. ...

Alicia Keys: The Diary of Alicia Keys

Review by Steve LaBate, Paste, 1 February 2004

AT THE TOP OF THE POP WORLD these days, it’s hard enough to find an artist who can sing well without the aid of ProTools. ...

Alicia Keys: Shining Star

Profile and Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, XXL Hip Hop Soul, Spring 2004

She bodied the sophomore jinx in one week, proving that ALICIA KEYS ain't goin' nowhere no time soon. Walk with the New York songbird through ...

The Ascent Of Alicia Keys

Interview by Angus Batey, The Times, 10 November 2007

A family death hit her hard but Alicia Keys found inspiration to go on — on top of the Great Pyramid ...

Alicia Keys: As I Am

Review by Dan Gennoe,, 19 November 2007

THERE HAS to be a point where the wheels come off Alicia Keys' wagon. No one can be that good at everything. ...

The Girl's On Fire: Why Alicia Keys Is Such Hot Poperty

Interview by Angus Batey, Mail On Sunday, 30 June 2008

Alicia Keys is red hot right now: Prince wants to be her towel roadie, Dylan wrote a song about her, and Halle Berry head-hunted her ...

Alicia Keys

Interview by Angus Batey, Daily Telegraph, 22 December 2009

SHE WRITES all her own songs, can play them live and has never been seen emerging from a club looking the worse for wear. Alicia ...

Alicia Keys: O2 Arena, London

Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 26 May 2010

HOOKING UP with Jay-Z for 'Empire State of Mind' has elevated Alicia Keys to a level of stardom where it will no longer do to ...

Alicia Keys Q&A

Interview by Alan Light, W, June 2011

WHAT'S THE first thing you think of when you think back ten years to the days of Songs in A Minor? The first thing I think ...

Alicia Keys: Songs in A Minor – Collector's Edition

Review by Lloyd Bradley,, 28 June 2011

Expanded 10th anniversary edition of a modern soul classic ...

12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief: Madison Square Garden, New York

Live Review by Alan Light,, December 2012

IT MIGHT HAVE been the single greatest gathering of talent for a rock show – or it might just have been, as Mick Jagger put ...

Alicia Keys: Girl on Fire

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 4 December 2012

WITH A FEW CAREFULLY CONSIDERED piano notes, 'De Novo Adagio' reminds fans of soul diva Alicia Keys' classical roots and sets the stage for an ...

Alicia Keys: Girl On Fire

Review by Johnny Sharp, MOJO, January 2013

The first lady of noughties soul gets risky. ...

Alicia Keys: The New Priestess Of Soul

Profile and Interview by Stevie Chick, MOJO, March 2013

Raised in Hell's Kitchen and classically trained, Alicia Keys was a teenage musical misfit who tried her best "to be a boy". Over a decade ...

Alicia Keys: "I want to make sure all the issues about race are addressed"

Profile and Interview by Kate Mossman, The Guardian, 6 November 2016

At a hometown launch for her new album, Here, the New York singer-songwriter talks about the US election, Black Lives Matter and modern family life. ...


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