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Alicia Keys Talks ‘Favorite Things’ with Marie Claire Magazine




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.

Check out her Marie Claire feature below!

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.”




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Alicia Keys ‘W Magazine’ Shoot

Alicia Keys is featured in the latest issue of W magazine.  The “No One” singer showcases an edgy and dark look for the photo shoot. This in-depth interview dives into Keys’ music career and how she felt when she first stepped into the industry.

Here’s what Keys had to say about debuting as an artist:

“I just wanted to be who I was, which was like so many other girls I knew. We grew up in the city, had a hard edge and obstacles to overcome, but we were still young and beautiful. I didn’t want to be all dressed up, all made up—I wanted to be myself, which hadn’t been done before.”

“I was a young girl with very strong ideas but no experience. I just knew that everything else I was doing was wrong—that all the suggestions weren’t what was in my mind, they weren’t what it was meant to be.”

“How terrible would it have been if I had come out with some watered-down version of who I am? People fell in love with the real me, and I still feel blessed that that was how the journey began.”


Read the full interview at

Swizz Beatz Takes Kids To UK To Celebrate Daughter’s Birthday

Swizz Beatz is definitely a proud poppa. The rapper/producer took sons Nasir and Kasseem Jr. all the way to the UK to celebrate his daughter Nicole‘s birthday. Little Nicole, who was dressed as a princess, turned three-years-old. To express his excitement, Beatz tweeted a bunch of photos so his followers and fans could see his kids.  Check out some pictures below. If you’re wondering what venue the party was held at, it was  at Kids Space in Croydon, UK.


New Music Video: Swizz Beatz- “Everyday (Coolin’)” Ft. Eve

Swizz Beatz is back with a new track. This time around the producer-rapper enlisted the help of female emcee Eve.  So what do you get when you bring Swizzy and E-V-E together? You get the hot track “Everyday (Coolin’).” Check out the official music video for the song below.

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