Alicia Keys is featured in the December issue of Marie Claire magazine.
In this issue, Keys dishes on her favorite things. She even divulges which celebs she’d love to have dinner with.
On her greatest joy:
“My family. I lie in bed with my husband [music producer Swizz Beatz] and son, Egypt, and have little musical moments, which I love.”
On her most worn clothing item:
“I have this vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle jacket. When I put it on, it has this super cool feeling to it.”
On who her ideal dinner party guests would be:
“Bono, Sheryl Sandberg, Michelle Obama, Tina Fey, and I wouldn’t mind Chris Rock. Definitely my husband, too.”
On the best advice she received from a friend:
“A friend once told me that all I need is three chords and the truth to make a great song.”
On the personality trait she has that people don’t know about:
“People don’t expect me to be as funny as I am.”
A few months back, we showed you a picture of Swizz Beatz‘s artwork. You know, the one where he painted wife Alicia Keys. Now Swizz Beatz has unveiled his latest work of art. The piece is simply called ” Young Brazil.” This painting definitely shows just how talented the producer is in regards to art.
Alicia Keys decided to blog about her feelings rather than talk to the press. The new mother titled the blog “I Feel A Song Coming On.” Keys talks about blessings, the human body and of course the possibility of a song. Check out the blog in its entirety below.
Every moment is beautiful; delicious even! Every moment I’m learning and living in a way I never have before. Being present in a way I never have before. Existing in moments I never have before.
Never have I felt so calm, so purposeful in taking the time to truly observe the world around me, to live in it fully and watch it, discuss it, put time toward it. It feels really incredible – so peaceful, so complete and long overdue.
I’m grown, I’m confident, I’m secure, and so blessed to be these things.
I’m most enamored with anatomy at this point. The miracle of the human body. The ability to create all these small amazing machines of veins, capillaries, digestive systems, eyes, ears and noses. I can spend HOURS looking at one little EAR! Have u ever noticed how complex just an ear is? A tiny maze of art. It may sound silly but it’s so true. Or a heartbeat? Everyday we wake up and in some way, take for granted the fact that this beautiful pulsating organ in our body is the reason, and yet now that’s all I can think of…
And breath; invisible as it may be, how necessary!
Ain’t it true that things we really can’t see are of the greatest importance?
I’ve never seen a more beautiful face in my LIFE! The most perfect eyes and beautiful nose, the sweetest lips and skin so soft and kissable!
Never have I felt such disbelief, such awe, humility, godliness, such strength, power and possibility.
I’ve never believed in greatness and the never ending Higher Power more than now!
And I can’t believe he’s mine!
Oooh! I feel a song coming on…
Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world on October 15, 2010 in New York City. The couple, who were married a few months ago, named the baby Egypt Daoud Dean.
No other immediate details have been given about the baby. Swizz Beatz took to Twitter on Thursday night and wrote the following:
“I’m so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life.”
Baby Egypt is the first child for Keys and the fourth for Beatz.