New Alicia Keys Photo Shoot

Alicia Keys Several new pics from a recently done photo shoot of singer Alicia Keys have been released to the public. I am always excited when sistas come out with new material because I am curious to see what new image/style they will convey with their new albums. Sadly, very few women think to totally change their image from record to record, as Janet Jackson and Madonna used to do back in their heyday. At best, sistas will get a new hairstyle and call it a day. This bores me. I want to be excited and Alicia is not exciting me. She looks the same here as she did with her last album. Yes, she is a lovely girl and a gifted singer/songwriter- but I still want more.

I want to be wowed. As talented as Alicia is we all know stylists were brought in to oversee every aspect of this shoot so why not go all out? Pull a Rihanna on us and totally flip your look. Now I know what you all are going say- “Alicia is talented and doesn’t have to depend on her image”- and I agree. But a little umph never hurt and as women all we’re gonna do it sit around and talk about how she looks anyway. Imagine how great the convo would be if Alicia had taken her look up a notch.

Here is another pic from the shoot. It features Alicia sitting at a piano. Now where have I seen this before? Ah yes, here and here.

39 Comments

  1. Very few artists today are innovative when it comes to their music, stage shows or look. Both Madonna and Janet were unique in this way but so was Prince and Michael Jackson. They always switched it up and that is partially what made them so great. I can see a picture of Janet and tell you close to what year it was just based on her look. Rihanna is the only female out today who seems to realize how important it is to switch it up a bit. I miss those days when artists really went that extra step. As it stands now popping yo tail on stage is about an innovative as female artists get and no men out at the moment have the flair Prince and Michael had. Alicia my girl though and she does look pretty. She’s just not interesting and lacks that wow factor that distinguishes a Superstar from just a star.

  2. Alicia is such a talented beauty and she has changed her image a bit. She left the braids alone and has attempted to get somewhat girly. She’s a tomboy at heart so we shouldn’t expect much from her as far as fashion goes. Beyonce is the only fashion diva out at the moment.

  3. Alicia is just a pure artist, no glitz and glamour at all and that is fine with me. We don’t look to her to be overly fabulous. We have Beyonce to fulfill that need in us.

    Has anyone heard her new song yet? I heard a clip of it on her site but I need to hear a bit more before I completely make up my mind.

  4. As a brother, I feel you sistas do yourself a grave injustice by comparing “Apples to Oranges.” To me, Madonna is estranged from a real sense of self, and, Janet is both redundant in terms of extemism as well as a caricature of design by others. Alicia is and always has been her own role model. To Alicia, fashion statements are her own self-expression, as is her music. To me, simply, Alicia Keys stands as her own woman and makes no statements or apologies for who she is, a consistent winner.

  5. Where is des? Didn’t (s)he say Alicia was trying to pull a Beyonce by wearing dresses and trying to be sexy? I won’t go that far but I do think Alicia is gradually moving in the direction Aaliyah did. She is taking baby steps toward her inner woman but she will never be a diva. Alicia is a different type of artist than Janet. Janet was very much a video artist and thus needed to tweak her image to stay on top. Alicia is a simple singer and performer. No one cares how she looks which in the long run will work to her advantage.

  6. I agree. Alicia’s image was never about herself, it was about the music, so switching things up and making theatrical music videos like Madonna or even Rihanna do not fit with the organic, listen-to-the-music vibe she’s going for. After all, Aretha didn’t rely solely on her looks to sell records.

  7. Well stated Brown Sista. I don’t think anyone believes Alicia needs outside influences to sell her music but you must admit, coming with a fresh new look always adds a bit of excitement to a project. To be gone for a while and then come back with a hot new look and sound is something Janet in my opinion cultivated and other artists should follow her lead. Look how everyone raved about Rihanna’s new style. It doesn’t mean people don’t care about the music or the art, only that we are human and notice the beauty and uniqueness in things as well.

  8. She looks lovely. 🙂 It seem like if a lady were to come out looking gorgeous, she’s gotta be copying from Beyonce, what’s up with that? 🙁

  9. Alicia is cool and all but she could never be Beyonce. People always give manly women like Alicia credit because they don’t feel threatened by her while women like Bee catch hell for being pretty and feminine. Bee’s music is just as good and records sales say even better so Bee ain’t got to take a backseat to nobody. Bee has that extra something that it takes to be an icon and few other women out there have it including Alicia. She’s boring really but I dig a few of her songs and accept her as she is. She’s a good artist but not a great artist.

  10. I Love Alicia. A fresh new look is always nice. But besides thats she is very talented and not overexposed and shoved down your throat. Can’t wait for the new album to drop. :thumbsup:

  11. Alicia Keys is not a manly woman. If you take all that makeup and fake hair off Beyonce, you would see that Alicia Keys is prettier. JMO though.

  12. Beyonce is a queen. Alicia is a Queen. Jill is a Queen. India Arie is a Queen. There are all different kinds of queendom so lets cut out the silly comparisons and appreciate diversity. None are better than the other; it simply all depends on how an artist resonates with you.

    I love Alicia…and with her less is more; it works and she’s hella sexy. Alicia is soul stirring, provocative, she’s a thinker, she’s humble and modest and seems to want to be more connected to what’s not right with the world by giving back. What more do you want from her…her blood type?

  13. I agree too with just about everyone that Alicia is fine just the way she is. I don’t think she needs to go to the extreme to sell, sometimes all you need is another hairstyle. Whitney Houston didn’t have to re-invented herself to be on top, neither did Aaliyah. If Alicia goes all out to look and be fake then I think it would take away her natural beauty.

  14. New_York said,
    August 26, 2007 at6:49 am
    Alicia is cool and all but she could never be Beyonce. People always give manly women like Alicia credit because they don’t feel threatened by her while women like Bee catch hell for being pretty and feminine. Bee’s music is just as good and records sales say even better so Bee ain’t got to take a backseat to nobody. Bee has that extra something that it takes to be an icon and few other women out there have it including Alicia. She’s boring really but I dig a few of her songs and accept her as she is. She’s a good artist but not a great artist.

    that’s bullshite New_York…
    alicia has outsold beyonce both domestically and internationally by millions! every tour she has done has been sold out! every single tour! mtv BEGGED her to do an unplugged album which went platinum…her unplugged album was the second highest in terms of sales and was the first from a female to debut at number one on the billboard charts…she has endorsements! and 9 solo grammys! she’s very talented and beautiful! she’s a great artist! maybe you have your wires messed up by worshipping beyonce but there is no comparison. both are great at what they do but if you want to pull a jay-z and talk about numbers, alicia is slaughtering beyonce. do not let the overexposure fool you honey!

    Melinda said,
    August 26, 2007 at2:15 pm
    Beyonce is a queen. Alicia is a Queen. Jill is a Queen. India Arie is a Queen. There are all different kinds of queendom so lets cut out the silly comparisons and appreciate diversity. None are better than the other; it simply all depends on how an artist resonates with you.

    I love Alicia…and with her less is more; it works and she’s hella sexy. Alicia is soul stirring, provocative, she’s a thinker, she’s humble and modest and seems to want to be more connected to what’s not right with the world by giving back. What more do you want from her…her blood type?

    well said melinda! :bowdown:

  15. New_York you hit the nail on the head. Alicia is a great artist but no greater than Beyonce. Women don’t give Alicia the same grief they give Beyonce because Alicia downplays her beauty while Beyonce embraces and flaunts hers. Beyonce will take yo man but Alicia can’t and that makes women feel comfortable with her.

    All Stephanie? said was she wish Alicia would spice up her look a bit. She never said Alicia should get butt arse nekkid but women came in here wilding out talking like she did and talking about how Alicia is just fine as she is. Truth is women don’t really want Alicia to change her dull bland look because then she may outshine them and we can’t have that.

    Women are so typical with the hate. :hmph:

  16. I think Alicia is cool as long as her music evolves but yet still remains hers. In my opinion Beyonce is a bit conceited, and that is why I don’t care for her as much. But anyway, keeping the focus on Alicia, I know what steph is saying, but at the same time…..its cool with me.

  17. I love alicia key from day one, im so tried when a artist been out or ready to come out they get compared to beyonce. Alicia style is way different from beyonce. I think if people stop comparing maybe we can see a different artist beside bee.

  18. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
    OK LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT! SO THE ONLY REASON ALICIA HAS OUTSOLD BEYONCE IS BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T POSE A THREAT TO OTHER WOMEN, SO THEY BUY HER RECORDS? OK, SO I GUESS IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT SHE IS HELLA TALENTED, WRITES HER OWN ISH, COMPOSED GREAT MUSIC THAT CAN TOUCH PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, RACES, INCOMES, AND LIFESTYLES! I GUESS IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT SHE IS A GREAT ROLE MODEL! I GUESS IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT SHE IS OFFERING SOMETHING FRESH AND NEW!
    WOW SO I GUESS THERE ARE OVER 32 MILLION INSECURE WOMEN WHO ARE MESSED UP IN THE HEAD AS THEY BUY HER RECORDS JUST BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T POSE A THREAT TO THEM! :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: THAT IS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF CRAP I HAVE EVER READ! YOUR REASONING IS OBVIOUSLY FLAWED. SPEAK FOR YOURSELVES, NOT FOR THE OTHER 32 MILLION PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT ALICIA KEYS’ ALBUMS. GET OVER THE FACT THAT ALICIA ROLLS WITH WHAT MOVES HER AND NOT WITH WHAT IS MAINSTREAM. MAYBE YOU GUYS CAN’T HANDLE THAT AND NEED TO BASH ALICIA BECAUSE SHE’S DOING WELL AND DOING HER! SHE LOOKS FABULOUS AND FRESH AND SHE WILL DO WELL! GET OVER IT!

  19. I think Alicia’s message is her music and that’s what makes her a pure artist. She’s true to herself and doesn’t need all of the glitz and glamour to entertain since her craft is true perfection.

  20. :brownsista: Alicia is Alicia, what you see is what you get. How she feels is what she looks like. :bowdown: Now to most of us this sistah is all that and a bag of chips :hifive: We see talent and beauty, she see music and life. She has a mission in life and whether we understand it or are behind it, Alicia follows her heart and does what pleases her. You go girl :thumbsup:

  21. I wish Alicia could have gotten her shine on in this post. whether people have negative or positive comments Beyonce had no place in the conversation. I am new to this site and beyonce name makes it into 90% of conversations. I’m not mad at beyonce, I happen to like her but other artists should have a shine without being compared to her.

  22. “She looks the same here as she did with her last album.”

    Wasn’t she rocking braids on the cover of the last LP? And in the video “You Don’t Know My Name”, wasn’t she rocking braids and an afro puff? 😆 I think this subtle, yet noticeable ‘glam’ transition with the long wavy locks is the extra ‘umph’ she’s sporting this time around.

    I think Alicia is a different kind of Superstar. First, she’s a musician. For her to pull a Vegas-type production on one of her shows would make me wonder….wtf? 😆 She’s the Roberta Flack, Nina Simone type performer. A pianist/songstress. I know she struts the stage sometimes…has she ever done like a fully choreographed scene? I’d be surprised to know that she has. 😆 (*imagining her pulling a Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation*) It just wouldn’t happen. She’s not that kind of star.

    I wonder what type of ‘umph’ she should’ve come with this time? Maybe a haircut? A short bob? Spikes? A mohawk? Maybe one day she’ll pull one on us. 😆 She’s one of those artists, for me, who’s music speaks first and her image (I think she’s hella pretty) just compliments her songs.

  23. lol madame zenobia!
    well said! :bowdown:
    and beyonce’s name really didn’t have to enter this post but if people want to drop her name they better be prepared to have a real dose of reality check…alicia and beyonce are very successful, but if you want to start comparing do note that alicia has had a way more successful career than beyonce…

  24. Gosh!!! Y’all got me getting out of lurk mode.

    Andiechick, lemme laugh with you at all the crap I’ve just read too. :lol2:

    So Alicia sells more than Beyonce because women don’t feel threatened by her? Why do people always have to make excuses for people doing better than Beyonce?

    Okay. Let’s follow this logic.

    If Alicia sells more than Beyonce because “she’s no threat to women”, why don’t Jill Scott, Nelly Furtado (let’s be real she doesn’t show much)a and India.Arie sell more than Beyonce too? Why is it that most covered up women don’t sell more than Beyonce if the main reason Alicia sells is because she doesn’t flaunt it?

    If women don’t support women who flaunt it as much or more, why did they make Madonna, Britney, or Janet a superstar? Aren’t those women considered threats since they flaunt it? Why don’t they hate Halle Berry like they “hate” Beyonce (and in my opinion people overuse the word hate) ? Isn’t she considered a “threat”? Doesn’t she flaunt even more than Beyonce? Why is Nicole Scherzinger so acclaimed and loved by women? Why isn’t she hated? Isn’t she a sex kitten?

    Last time I check it’s women who made Beyonce a superstar, threat or not. Alicia sells more cause she has equally women and men of all generations BUYING her records, when Bee has women and mainly the young ones but fewer men (I’m specifically speaking of sales, men getting horny by her pics won’t necessarily make them buy the record). So no matter how much bad publicity or hate she’s had, don’t act like women didn’t make Beyonce who she is today. Saying otherwise would be a lie.

    And let’s be serious.

    How is Alicia not a THREAT?? She’s a natural pure beauty. ALL the men I know just wanna do chicks like Beyonce but really see themselves being at the feet of a girl like Alicia and even marry her, they praise her BEAUTY, THICK BODY (yeah they love her bod), and BRAINS. That in itself is an even bigger threat if we talk about who can have your man’s heart, mind, body and soul. You mean to tell me, you reaaaaaaaally don’t think your man would be hypnotized by Alicia’s beauty, class, sexiness and charisma if she was standing before y’all in one of those sexy/glamorous/elegant Dolce & Gabanna dresses that she wears at them award shows?? You mean to tell me she wouldn’t be a “threat”? Yeah freaking RIGHT.

    Bottomline : The girl is on TOP cause her music speaks for itself. Not because women see her as less threatening. People don’t support artists that they find less threatening or boring, it doesn’t make no damn sense. She has all generations, all races, all nationalities, and both genders supporting her financially and embracing her soul. It doesn’t have a damn thing to do with her so called less threatening image, cause with that image if her music was garbage, she would have been a “here today gone tomorrow” type of artist, forgotten after one hit.

  25. Hello! I love Alicia for her voice, her talent, her style.I don’t care about her outlook at all, I listen to her music, I don’t care about her clothes or make-up… And, about Bee, I think she’s gone a lil bit crazy because of her success… What’s that extravagance about her? What’s that crazy dance? Come on, I thought she was a woman, but with those moves … no comment! She’s not stylish at all! Alicia is a lady! Oh, but Bee is very gifted, I admit that!

    Regards!

  26. today is my 19th B-Day everybody :dance: ( virgo’s heyyy)

    i just thought i let ya’ll know (OFFICIAL STAND UP GIRL) :thumbsup:

  27. I love Alicia Keys and I can not wait for her new album. I love everything about her. She has a beautiful voice, she is a classically trained pianist, she graduated at 16 as the valedictorian of her class, she got accepted to Columbia University, she’s very creative, and she writes her own songs which are very meaningful. Last but not least she is a very beautiful soul inside and outside. She has also done a lot of charity work with children in Africa as well as organized a program called, “From the ground up” in America. This program is geared towards encouraging and helping young people to stay focused and work on achieving their dreams. If you ever get the chance go and see her in concert. She is phenomenal and I love the way she puts so much love and passion into her music. :bowdown: I saw her on the First Ladies Verizon tour she was not the headliner but that was still her show because she got the most love. That’s what it should be about selling her music rather than her image which she does a very good job at. But I understand what some of you are saying about changing the image a bit more also. But with all the other achievements she have they over shadow her image and make you focus more on her music and inner beauty. Overall Alicia is a very classy and intelligent woman. She has beauty and brains which is a great combination. :thumbsup:

  28. Alicia Keys is beautiful. I have no idead why that was posted about liking her b/c she is not a threat. Do you know how many of my cousins were going crazy over her? My brother also, I know she doesn’t roll around on the floor and shake her rump, but let’s face it, she doesn’t have to. Guys love her just as much. Geez, some of these comments are just sick.

  29. Why is it that every African American female artist that comes out these days have to be compared to Beyonce? I am not taken anything away from Beyonce because she is doing her thing, but she is not the best thing to happen to the music industry since slice bread. It is not like her music has had a major impact on the industry and she is not very original. She is just over hyped and shoved down our throats. Beyonce fans and the media love her and idolize her because of her beauty and sexual image. That is the secret weapon to her commercial success.

    Alicia Keys is a real musician and artist. She was a solo artist when Beyonce was still part of her girl group. I love her because of her passion, creativity and raw talent. She is an artist who does not have to change her style, gyrate or have a certain image to sell her music. Her talent and artistry will gain her respect and carry her to having longevity in this business.

  30. I agree. This post is about Alicia. Why does Beyonce have to become the topic of conversation when it involes another talented sista? Beyonce is more hyped up to make the public believe that she is the best and the baddest in the game right not. There are so many sistas in the business that have the same drive and determination as Beyonce. But they don’t get the recognition. Beyonce’s career is on fire because of her looks, body and image. Her music in the last year does not have much substance to it. If Beyonce is so great, then why does she feel the need to overexpose herself and re-releasing her songs and making tons of videos just to keep her name in the spotlight.

    Alicia Keys reminds me of a young Roberta Flack with her artistry. She is in no way shape or form trying to be like Beyonce. Her music has substance and attracts the younger generation as well as the 30 and over crowd. I can’t wait for her next CD to drop.

    :brownsista:

  31. New york: beyonce wanna be SAY WAT? wat did you say about alicia? manly woman? maybe your own manliness is blinding you Oh no you didnt just attack my favorite singer you also attacked a friend!
    Alicia being boring? beyonce she spawn,cant sing,cant act,crawling,stripping,stealing other people creativity,never been in college nasty butt is better then alicia? crack head NO !!!! dont get it twisted alicia is not an uneducated my ass took me to the top whore !!she went to school,she finished high school,she even went to college (you know that place where you earn degrees,bachelors,and masters?) so she can get a job whitout music and a good one meanwhile beyonce will be working at mcdonalds or most likely hoolywood boulevard where she belongs too! she has self respect and self esteem that women is well spoken and doesnt “hmm” every 2 minutes in a interview or wait for her dad to write a statement for her you need to smell the roses and wake up
    Beyonce migth have been able to vanquish every other rnb singer even tough “can’t sing” ciara and rihanna are being a tought competition to her But alicia keys and her doesnt box in the same categorie are you drunk?
    Alicia is a singer beyonce is a stripper!!!!!!! And The only one she threatens are yall stans that’s why you think that befriend and admire her can make you close enough for your man to resent looking at her like that!
    Alicia is 100% more beautiful then mac official test doll beyonce you hear me? maybe music for people like your stop at “baby,sexy,take my body” but there is adults in this world and we want soulfoul music never ever ever again mix Alicia with that superhead old beotch
    now my final advice to you: the day you’ll realize that be feminine is not about showing your hoochies crawling and have a bunch of make up on and fancy dresses on then you’ll be a woman digne to wear that attribute
    holla!!!

    Stephanie: I dont feel like alicia has to change nothing she is gorgeous and even more when you see her face to face she is stunning,her music is the only thing that should matters and that’s how she feels
    see whitout the extra hair extra make up and extra whatever else she touched people that not only admire her natural but also feel close to her she let her fans see the real her first time she came they love it
    so she embrace that natural “i’m only me” look
    and personally i find her gorgeous and i believe if we had more natural sistaz like her black beauty wouldnt be as close as white people standards

  32. sorry for the cussing stephanie but my friend is not a heiffa i refuse to let people treat her as if
    So far no one knows what kind of underwear she wears

  33. Alicia and Beyonce are like apples and oranges.

    Alicia Keys is a talented young artist who is respected and successful for being who she is without taking off her clothes, wearing lots of makeup/hair and gyrating in videos and across the stage. She doesn’t need to change anything.

    Beyonce’s success is based on her sexy image and her beauty. That is all the media and people that love her see and comment on. Take both of those away and what do you have? I doubt if she would have the endorsements or be where she is without those two things in a white mans world.

  34. Let me just add one thing here in this ‘versus’ game.

    Alicia, on this new record, worked with John Mayer (amongst others) but JOHN MAYER.

    ’nuff said.

    😆

    (obviously I really admire John…A LOT…he is a great, young talent and one who will and has impacted music today)

  35. HELENE,

    YOU ARE A SICK INDIVIDUAL WHO NEEDS HELP. CAN YOU EVER EXPRESS YOURSELF WITHOUT THE GUTTER TALK? YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO ALL WOMEN 😡

  36. ^^^^^IF YOU DIDN’T YOU WOULD NOT HAVE RESPONDED :loser:

    BY THE WAY, ALICIA LOOKS GOOD :mrgreen:

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