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August 15, 2008: "Alicia Keys: Fame Brings A Lot Of Emptiness"
Alicia Keys says her fame can make you "a ghost of yourself."
The 27-year-old singer says her grueling tour schedule and long years of musical training have taken their toll on her life.
Despite selling over 23 million albums and winning over 80 major awards - including 11 Grammys - Alicia says her fame has a huge downside.
She told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper: "Fame can bring a lot of emptiness. You are so driven that you work 20 hours a day, you get four hours of sleep, you do all that for 10 years straight."
"Then, all of a sudden, you think, 'I'm a singer and, yes, I'm a songwriter and, yes, I perform, but what else is in my life? Do I have a family? Am I growing inside? Am I always too busy to see my mother and the people I love?'"
"You have to numb yourself because you are away so long. It can change you and that is not the type of person I want to be. People always want something from you - you become like a ghost of yourself or of the person you could be."
Alicia says her soul searching began when she gave up work to look after her dying grandmother last year.
She added: "Losing her made me realize how close I came to the edge. It took a while before I could even say the word 'grandmother' because I was so upset."
Despite vowing to cut back on her workload, Alicia will release her latest single "Superwoman" on September 1.
August 7, 2008: "Alicia Keys Belches On Stage During Performance"
Alicia Keys couldn't stop belching after she ate just before going on stage.
The 'No One' singer admits she learned her lesson from the incident and now makes sure she eats a few hours before she is required to perform.
She said: "One time I ate right before going on stage and I had to hide my belches from the microphone - that was funny!"
Alicia decided to partner with the drinks company after finding she couldn't stop drinking the unique-tasting beverages, adding: "I don't partner with anybody, but this really was natural for me because I've been a fan from the beginning."
"I love their personality. Have you ever read the bottles? Don't you just feel naturally smarter when you read it?"
Jennifer Aniston and 50 Cent are among the celebrities who have previously lent their names to Vitamin Water.
July 31, 2008: "Alicia Keys And Jack White To Sing 007 Theme"
Alicia Keys and the White Stripes' Jack White will record the theme song to "Quantum of Solace," the 22nd James Bond film, which hits U.S. theaters Nov. 7.
The song, "Another Way To Die," will be the first duet in Bond soundtrack history. White wrote and produced the song, and also will play drums. The soundtrack to the movie will be released Oct. 28.
The score for the film will be composed by David Arnold.
"Quantum of Solace," starring Daniel Craig, will be directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis.
Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis had previously been rumored as the vocalists for the latest Bond theme.
July 15, 2008: "Alicia Keys Says Music Saved Her From A Troubled Youth"
Alicia Keys says music saved her from a troubled youth.
The 'No One' singer grew up in the tough Hell's Kitchen district of New York and revealed her single mother Terri Augello sent her to dance and music lessons to keep her off the streets.
She said: "It was the best thing she ever did for me. I'd go and hang out with my friends, but would only do it for 45 minutes as I had to get to my next class. My extracurricular lessons gave me a real sense of focus and drive and they helped to keep me out of trouble."
The 27-year-old singer has also spoken openly again about carrying a knife for protection when she was a teenager.
She added to Britain's Sunday Times News Review magazine: "Gang culture was everywhere and there were altercations all the time. You'd often find yourself in situations where you wished you had something more than just your hands. So I would carry around a little shank, a home made knife.
"When my mother found it she was so upset and couldn't understand why I had it. I needed a knife, just in case. I definitely understand that feeling of wanting to protect yourself."
July 15, 2008: "Alicia Keys Does James Bond"
Alicia Keys has reportedly been tapped to sing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie, Quantum Of Solace. According to reports, other hopefuls for the coveted gig included Amy Winehouse, Beyonce Knowles, and Leona Lewis.
The E! Networks Marc Malkin is the reportedly the source of the news saying that an insider tipped him off. I believe Alicia is the winner, he said.
Although the info is being widely reported, the powers that be have yet to confirm the good news. According to reports, Alicias reps refuse to issue any comment and the movies spokesperson is quoted as saying that they still have no info on the theme song for the film.
April 14, 2008: "Alicia Keys Says The US Government Invented Gangsta Rap To Convince Black People To Kill Each Other"
Alicia Keys has reportedly claimed that the US government invented gangsta rap in a bid to convince black people to kill each other.
Alicia expressed her conspiracy theories during a recent interview for blender magazine. She said Gangsta Rap didnt exist, and that the violent hip-hop style was an anti-black conspiracy.
Alicia apparently believes the government encouraged the murders of rappers Tupac, and Notorious B.I.G.
She told Blender magazine, The murders were fueled to stop a great black leader from existing.
Lately Alicia has reportedly been reading several Black Panther autobiographies, and she now wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck to symbolize strength, power and killing em dead.
However Alicias mother said, She wears what? That doesnt sound like Alicia.
Alicias political views will be aired in her upcoming songs, as she says that she plans to write more political songs, saying that if black leaders had the outlets our musicians have today, itd be global. I have to figure out a way to do it myself.
Alicias interview will be published in the May issue of Blender magazine.
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Birth name: Alicia J. Augello-Cook
Also known as: Lellow
Born: January 25, 1980 Manhattan, New York, United States.