Alicia Keys graces the cover of Complex
Soulful singer Alicia Keys literally burst onto the scene in 2001 with her instant classic hit, "Fallin." Since then, the superstar has dabbled in acting and fashion, but has always stayed true to her musical roots. Now, the artist, wife and mother is sharing some personal details of her life in the December edition of Complex Magazine.
Keys discussed her rise to fame and how getting into the industry at the age of 19 has helped her become stronger and more resilient as a person and an artist. Keys also admitted her latest album feels like a release, like she's finally becoming the singer she wants to be.
"I was recording since I was 15. By the time the record came out, I was 19. And since then, it's been on. Because I started so young, so much of my life has been like catching up to myself - or trying to run underneath myself so I'm not falling," Keys said in the article. "I finally stepped back and was able to look at it all and say 'Wow.' No complaints. I'm glad to be where I am and have this life. But it could be different. I don't want to have the type of life where I'm not living or I'm always working or always fitting into whatever perfect box. I don't want that type of hectic life. I don't want people in my life that encourage that in any way. I'm not my old self anymore."
The singer's latest album "Girl on Fire," will hit stores on November 26. Keys told Rolling Stone Magazine the CD is one of her favorites to date and that she feels "really connected to it."
Do you think Keys has changed over the years? Are you a fan of her music and her style?