But the girl gave up the University to devote herself entirely to music. However, after listening to the song, fans tried calling the number with different area codes, and one of them, 912, turned out to be the number of a retired pastor from , named J. Green, Background Vocal - Ricky Quinones, Guitar - Alicia Keys, Composer - Alicia Keys, Producer - Alicia Keys, Performer - Alicia Keys, Background Vocal - Alicia Keys, Lyricist - Alicia Keys, Piano - Fred Cash, Jr. During the concert she presented new arrangements for her classical soul ballad Woman's Worth and the funky composition Heartburn, singing some covers with guest celebrities such as Maroon 5's Adam Levine. It was released on June 29, 2004 as the album's third single. Album The Element Of Freedom was issued in 2009 and received fair reviews. Such is the problem of arriving with a debut as fully formed as at such a young age -- listeners tend to expect more from the sequel, forgetting that this an artist still in her formative stages.
Archived from on September 29, 2007. Green, Background Vocal - Alicia Keys, Lyricist - Alicia Keys, Performer - Alicia Keys, Producer - Alicia Keys, Background Vocal - Alicia Keys, Composer - Alicia Keys, Piano - Steve Jordan, Drums - Fred Cash, Jr. Zhao, Violin - Ray Chew, Arranger - Ray Chew, Conductor - Avril Brown, Violin - Sharief Hobley, Guitar - Tony Black, Recording Engineer - Ken Williams, Composer - Ken Williams, Lyricist - Barry Finclair, Viola - Maxine Roach, Viola - Sanford W. He claims to have received more than twenty calls a day from Keys' fans in the weeks after the song's release. In late 2006 it was announced that Keys started her work over a new album, titled As I Am.
Alicia's musical gift became obvious when she was about five, at seven she started playing the piano, opening for herself such classical composers as Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin, who became her favorite. Since ' 2001 debut album, , was ever so slightly overpraised, expectations for her second album, 2003's , were ever so slightly too high. By the end of 2003 the new work, titled The Diary Of Alicia Keys, was ready. Alicia Keys returns with new music following her hosting gig at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. At 16 she already graduated from the prestigious musical facility of the Professional Performing Arts School and immediately entered the Columbian University at scholarship.
It emerged such soul singles as You Don't Know My Name, If I Ain't Got You, Diary and a hip-hop influenced Karma. As for the sound, it got a more evident pop slant, though presenting all the qualities, for which Alicia is adored by her fans. Blige's Your Child that stayed in charts for 49 weeks, spending there more than a year. The young artist's music consisted of a cute mixture of soul and pop, strongly influenced by hip-hop along with piercing vocals and confident lyrics. Yet that is a typical problem with sophomore efforts, and while this is a problem, it's one that is outweighed by her continually impressive musical achievements; they're enough to make worth repeated listens, and they're enough to suggest that will continue to grow on her third album. .
Callers who used the correct code 347 would have received a voicemail from Keys herself. Turner has declined to change his number, having held it for fourteen years before the song's release. She was grown up by mother in the other part of Manhattan, called Hell's Kitchen. The session featured two new songs by Alicia - Stolen Moments and Unbreakable. Its remixes topped the chart in late 2004. The song peaked at number eight on the and number two on the. This record brought a number of prestigious awards to Alicia.
The collection of remixes takes the fan-favorite into unexpected territory. Arturo Sandoval hops on the song for a Spanish rendition. Keys was very lucky to meet Clive Davis, who later subscribed her to J Records. By 2001 she was already featured on several soundtracks, including the 1997's blockbuster Men In Black and the comedy Dr. The success of the session's result, the album called Unplugged, appeared to be the highest one since the Nirvana's Unplugged In New York in 1994. As of 2015, the number in the 347 area code is no longer in service and Turner retains it in the 912 code.
It was released in November, 2007 and immediately showed astonishingly high sales and pleasantly surprised the listeners with the hit-singles No One and Like You'll Never See Me Again. This was a problem on 's nearly simultaneously released , but trumps her peer in one key way -- musically, this is a seamless piece of work, a sultry slow groove that emphasizes her breathy, seductive voice and lush soulfulness. Written by Keys and and produced by Keys, the song features the American group. So, those expecting another album where sounds wise beyond her years will bound to be disappointed by , since her writing reveals her age in a way it never did on the debut. Her mother, an actress of Irish-Italian descent, and Jamaican father divorced when Alicia was a small girl.
Stream the full project below. Bailey, Lyricist - Robert Chausow, Viola - Xin M. The very title of -- at once disarmingly simple and self-important -- suggests that , like , took her stardom a little too seriously and felt compelled to present her worldview unfiltered, dispensing with artistic ambiguities and leaving each song as a portrait of , the woman as a young artist. Track List: Uploading Track, Stay Tuned! Alicia Keys real name Alicia Augello Cook was born on January, 25 in 1980 in the New York City block of Harlem. .