Very few artists, if any, promote their music they way that Alicia Keys does. She’s relentless when it comes to getting out and promoting a new album. She’s already made several TV appearances here in the U.S. and in Europe promoting her brand new number 1 album, “Girl on Fire‘.
That photo above of Alicia, looking like Lena Horne, was taken just before her performance on The Late Show With David Letterman last night. And earlier in the day yesterday she performed her brand new single, “Brand New Me” on ABC’s The View. Check out her performance below. See, I told you she’s a hard worker!
“A decade into a career that boasts 14 Grammys and more than 35 million albums sold, Keys says she has finally found herself — and people are listening. According to Nielsen SoundScan, “Girl on Fire” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart after logging 159,000 copies sold. It’s the fifth time Keys has bowed at the top spot, having seen her first four releases, including 2005’s live “Unplugged” set, hit 1.”
So, if you have been reading this blog for a bit then you know that I love Alicia Keys. I think she’s amazingly talented and beautiful. Which means I am very happy since AK has a new album coming out in a couple of weeks and is doing mag covers and promo appearances.
I am looking forward to hearing the new album even though I am a little disappointed that Alicia collaborated with Nicki Minaj on one of the songs. I think Nicki is a misogynist and a hack somewhat talented but misguided individual. But, who knows why Alicia collaborated with her. There is probably some behind the scenes record company slimeball executive who is orchestrated that.
Anyway, this Jet Magazine is on newsstands this coming Monday and AK’s album goes on sale on the 27th! I’m gonna cop both. No surprise there.