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By delivering Keys , her 8th album, singer and pianist Alicia Keys has become, at 40, an independent artist …

Discovered in 1999 by Clive Davis, who signed it to SonyMusic via his label J Records. Alicia Augello Cook alias Alicia Keys – then 20 years old – revealed herself to the world with the album of all records, released in 2001, her first studio opus: Songs in A Minor . 30 million records sold and crowned with 15 grammy awards, as well as a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in New York, the author, performer, pianist, producer and actress ( Mi $ e prizes, Le journal d ‘a New York babysitter released her 8th album on December 10, still on the same label: Keys .A long format composed of 26 tracks and appearances by Pusha T, Swae Lee, Khalid or Lil Wayne, which arrives 1 year after his 7th album, titled Alicia . Above all, this last album is the ultimate project owed by the singer , married to producer Swizz Beatz, to her label. She will thus have honored her contract until the end, after 20 years of career. She regains her freedom, and becomes an independent artist.

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Alicia Keys – Keys :

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On the road to independence …

During his interview on December 21 in a Twitter Space, organized by Genius, the 40-year-old artist expressed his satisfaction at having been able to complete his contract with RCA / SonyMusic: “ I’m so excited because Keys is in fact the last album I have on a major (a record company, Editor’s note) ” . During this interview, his partner on Empire State of Mind , Jay-Z made a few interventions and praised this achievement: “ Congratulations first of all, it’s an accomplishment… The fact that you have been signed on a label for 20 years is an incredible thing in itself, but the fact that you were able to honor your contract, few people did … ”His daily partner, Swizz Beatz also made a point of commenting on his wife’s performance, and her regained freedom, in a message posted on Instagram: “Congratulations my love, this is great great great news and you deserve it deep down! 20 years of greatness! Memorable and unforgettable moments! I like that you have this freedom at this time of your life it’s rare !!! ” It remains to be seen how the mother of Egypt and Genesis will now lead her career …



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Alicia Keys celebrated the release of her album Keys this December 17 in Los Angeles

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