New Music: 28 Thousand Days by Alicia Keys

ALICIA KEYS 28 THOUSAND DAYS

Alicia Keys is back with a new song titled 28 Thousand Days. The tune was partially unveiled earlier this year when it was included in a commercial Alicia shot for Levi’s Jeans.

28 Thousand Days will be featured on a soundtrack Levi’s is producing as part of their Live in Levi’s campaign, which will kick off in the fall, shepherded by their new Women’s Denim Collection of which Alicia is the official face of.
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Alicia Keys Set to Direct Short Film

Alicia Keys is reportedly looking to add the title of director to her many credits. According to Deadline, the 30 year old singer/actress will direct a short film as a part of Lifetime’s original movie “Project Five.” An anthology of five short stories that explore the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives, Alicia will be joined by Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Patty Jenkins.

Aniston will serve as the movie’s producer, along with “Friends” creator Marta Kauffman.

“Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention,” Aniston said in a statement. “Otherwise, our goals are small — we want these films to move people and empower those affected by breast cancer to stand tall through this challenge, which impacts ALL of our lives, no matter who we are.”

Kauffman supervised the writing of the five individual scripts by TV veterans Stephen Godshaux, Jill Gordon, Howard Morris, Deirdre O’Connor and Wendy West. A fifth director will be announced soon.

New Music: Alicia Keys & Eve Are “Speechless”

Singer Alicia Keys recently tweeted what she called a “holiday treat for her fans.” The gift Alicia was speaking of is a new track titled “Speechless” which is produced by her husband Swizz Beatz and features rapper Eve. Alicia was quick to let it be known the song would not be featured on her new album and is not an official single.

Official or not, it is classic Alicia and one of the best songs she has released in years. If you hunger for the soulful sound the R n’ B diva made her trademark when she first stepped on the scene back in 2001, then you will absolutely positively love “Speechless.”

Give it a listen below.

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Tie The Knot

Congratulations go out to Alicia Keys and Kasseem Dean, aka Swizz Beatz. According to online reports, the happy couple married over the weekend at the home of a friend in the Mediterranean Sea. The ceremony was said to be super private, with only close friends and family members in attendance.

Alicia is said to have worn a white Grecian-inspired Vera Wang dress, accompanied by a bouquet of purple calla lilies. Swizz was outfitted in a Tom Ford tuxedo and the whole shebang was presided over by spiritual guru Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Alicia’s camp released a photo of the couple’s first kiss- which you can see above. Click to enlarge.

Confirmed: Alicia Keys is Pregnant And Engaged

I think the title of this article pretty much says it all, so rather than concentrate on Alicia I thought I would look at this through the eyes of Mashona (Swizz’s ex-wife) and women I know who have been through similar situations.

No doubt Mashonda is somewhere right now feeling a bit upset. The singer has already made it known that Alicia stole her man and now with a baby on the way, no doubt our sister must be feeling like Alicia has stolen her whole damn life. After all, just about a year ago it was Mashona who was married to Swizz and had just given birth to his child. Now the tables are turned and it is Alicia who has what Mashonda had just over a year ago.

I know I would be angry. To go from being a wife and mother to a single mother is a hard pill to swallow. That pill grows in size when you have lost your foundation- your man, your child’s father to not only another woman, but another family. Swizz has essentially replaced one family with another and damn if that ish don’t hurt.I know several women who have been through this and it is hard. It is hard to lose your man to another woman and then watch that woman have a child and have a full time father for her child, while your child is relegated to weekend visits or whenever Daddy can come by visits.

So to all the sistas out there who have had their lives stolen by cold hearted women who wanted what you had but weren’t woman enough to go out there and find their OWN man to have it with; I say keep your head up. God never closes a door without opening a window.

Source: People Mag

Sista Sighting: Alicia Keys In London With Swizz Beatz

After her sellout show last night at the O2 Arena in London, singer Alicia Keys was spotted heading back to her hotel with recently divorced boyfriend Swizz Beatz. Alicia had been put on pregnancy watch by the media after appearing in concert wearing very unflattering outfits that made her look like she had a pooch. The singer may have attempted to put those rumors to rest last night by appearing with Swizz wearing a short black belted around the waist mini-dress that left little room for speculation of a pregnancy.

The rumors however just won’t die as many are speculating that her unplanned pregnancy may be the reason why she isn’t sporting those spectacular Armani designs we reported on a few weeks back.

Alicia Teams Up With Armani

Alicia Keys and Armani are once again teaming up. Alicia has commissioned Armani to design a whole new wardrobe for the European leg of her “Element if Freedom” tour. The wardrobe will include several signature Georgio Armani and Emporio Armani looks, including military style jackets, a silk chiffon ball gown and a show stopping LBD in viscoe lame with a cascade ruffle. All the designs will have an extra touch of bling thanks to the many Swarovski crystals Armani embellished them with. A firsthand look at the designs will happen when Alicia kicks off the European leg of her tour in June. However sketches of the designs can be seen below.

Alicia Key’s Oprah Performance

Alicia Keys stopped by the Oprah Winfrey Show last week to promote her “Element of Freedom” album and perform an absolutely amazing rendition of her single “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart.” Alicia is also presently on tour and you guys should definitely check her out when she comes to your area. Early reviews have been amazing and a few images from the tour can be seen here.

Alicia Keys Joins Essence Fest

Alicia Keys will join spokesperson Mary J. Blige as a headliner of the 16th annual Essence Music Festival, to be held July 2-4, in New Orleans. LL Cool J, Estelle, and Trey Songz are among the other additions to the previously announced lineup featuring Gladys Knight, Earth, Wind & Fire, De La Soul, Keri Hilson, Jill Scott, Melanie Fiona and Raphael Saadiq. The 2010 edition will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Essence Magazine, as well as mark Keys’ third appearance at the festival; the singer last performed there in 2005. Additionally, the festival will honor the local music of New Orleans this year, with special performances by: Arrested Development, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, DJ Soul Sister, Hot 8 Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Irvin Mayfield and NOJO, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Lalah Hathaway, Leo Jackson and the Melody Clouds, Little Freddie King, Mary Mary, Mint Condition, Monica, Rebirth Brass Band, Sam & Ruby, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, Soul Rebels Brass Band and WAR.

Click here to view Alicia’s new gallery.

Alicia’s “Element” Opens Strong

Alicia Keys Element Of Freedom Wow! There is just no stopping that Susan Boyle chick. According to insider estimates (HDD), the singer is once again on track to sell anywhere between 500,000 and 600,000 copies of her latest album, I Dreamed A Dream. Alicia Keys doesn’t do so bad herself- the R n’ B diva’s latest, The Element of Freedom, is expected to move anywhere between 300,000 and 350,000 copies of her album. This will be Alicia’s first album not to debut at #1. Alicia’s last two original albums both opened with sales of over 600,000 copies- making this only the second time the singer has not gone Gold (500,000 copies sold) in the first week.

Alicia Rocks The Today Show

It was a day of musical performances this morning in New York City. At almost the same time Rihanna was giving her outdoor concert on Good Morning America… Alicia Keys was doing the same on The Today Show. Alicia’s “Element of Freedom” album will hit stores on December 15th and the singer performed several songs from that LP- as well as a few others from her very impressive 8 year old catalog.

Check out Alicia singing her newest single, Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart, below and you can hit up Today’s official website to see more.

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Alicia Key’s New Jewelry Line

The Barber's Daughter Watch Collection Singer Alicia Keys is slated to launch her new jewelry line, The Barber’s Daughter, this Monday, November 23rd in New York City. According to Womens Wear Daily, Alicia and her design partner, Gisele Theriault, have created a collection of eclectic silver pieces that will range in price from $85 to $2500 and feature inspirational prayers and quotes from author Masaru Emoto.

“I fell in love with the individuality of the pieces, but more than that, the words that were written on them really resonated with the songwriter in me,” she said. “I knew at that moment, for the first time, that through a whole other medium I would be able to spread inspiration and that’s what got me started.”

The R&B songstress adds that the mission of The Barber’s Daughters is “to give people beautiful, unique pieces with messages that ignite them to find the best within.” The Barber’s Daughters will open a pop-up shop for two days- November 23rd and 24th- at the Collette Blanchard Gallery in Manhattan to help generate buzz for the brand’s fall 2010 launch.

Usually I don’t pay too much attention when artists start fashion lines- or anything else for that matter- however, Alicia’s collection actually looks pretty good. It is jewelry I would actually buy as I am a lover of eclectic pieces of silver.

Click here to check out The Barber’s Daughter for yourself.

Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing

Alicia Keys’ real cover for her “Element of Freedom” album was officially debuted to the world today by the singer herself. Along with the official cover, which is just as beautiful as the fake, comes the sexy cover for her first single “Doesn’t Mean Anything.”

Alicia’s album is still set for a December 15th release date and her next single “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” is scheduled to be sent to radio later this month.

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