Alicia Keys

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Passionate about my work, in love with my family and dedicated to spreading light. It's contagious! ;-)

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Alicia Keys It depends what music I’m listening to. Sometimes I’m listening to classic songs that have inspired me through the years. Sometimes I’m discovering ne…moreIt depends what music I’m listening to. Sometimes I’m listening to classic songs that have inspired me through the years. Sometimes I’m discovering new music that may inspire me to think about things in different ways. Sometimes I’m not listening to anything at all and I’m just being quiet.

If I don’t have anything that’s really striking me to write about, I’ll just start to do other things: I’ll read, I’ll go see a really interesting exhibit at a gallery, I’ll just meditate and get more internal and quiet so that I can hear more clearly. Sometimes, I’ll just journal about my day. Even if it seems mundane and boring, there are always interesting ways to look at things. Sometimes, it’s also good to just back away from things, and let them breathe, give them space.(less)
Alicia Keys The first book I wrote was called Tears for Water, which was inspired by my life experiences at that time and my love for poetry. The inspiration
behin…more
The first book I wrote was called Tears for Water, which was inspired by my life experiences at that time and my love for poetry. The inspiration
behind all of my writing comes from my need for self-expression. When I create - whether a poem, a song, or a book - it makes me feel alive to what is happening around me and enables me to connect with others in a more honest, soulful way.

My children's book, Blue Moon, was inspired by becoming a mother and wanting to explore how to introduce new cultures, styles, faces and sounds to a child's world. I think diversity is so important and that’s why each book in The Journals of Mama Mae & LeeLee series will focus on different parts of the world and their cultures. I want to explore what those worlds sound and look like for children, and illustrate how we all have the same fears, concerns and worries - no matter where we live, what we look like, or if we are seven years old or 70 years old. Children's books are a beautiful thing because they allow you to not only tell a story, but also visually illustrate a new world for the reader. (less)
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More Myself: A Journey

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Tears for Water

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As I Am: Songbook

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Alicia Keys: Unplugged

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Songs in A Minor: Songbook

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Alicia Keys: The Piano Song...

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How Can I Keep from Singing...

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Girl on Fire: Songbook

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