ALICIA KEYS ADDS EVEN MORE “ENERGY” TO HER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, CHART-TOPPING, NEW ALBUM ‘ALICIA’ WITH A LIVING DELUXE EDITION, OUT NOW
The Updated LP Features a New Version of Fan-Favorite “Wasted Energy,” Featuring Kaash Paige and an Extended Verse from Diamond Platnumz
The Deluxe Edition Will See Other New Tracks Added in the Coming Weeks as Keys Continues the Journey of Her Most Personal Music Project to Date
‘ALICIA’ Is Now Available on Vinyl
The Standard Version of the Album Is Now Available in Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, an Immersive Music Experience
Praise for ALICIA:
“Alicia Keys has passion, advice and aplomb on ALICIA” – The New York Times (Critic’s Pick)
“Keys embodies what it means to be ‘an artist,’ in every sense of the word with her latest project [first single] ‘Show Me Love’” – BET.com
“[On single ‘So Done’] the R&B tandem [Keys and Khalid] soar in unison, creating another gem in Keys’ illustrious highlight reel of a career.” – Billboard
[New York, NY — December 18, 2020] Today, 15-time GRAMMY-winning artist and worldwide-celebrated music icon Alicia Keys launches the deluxe version of her #1 Billboard charting seventh studio album ALICIA (via RCA Records), first released earlier this year. The album, which includes original collaborations with Jill Scott, Khalid, Miguel, Snoh Aalegra, Tierra Whack, and Sampha, will continue to grow with new tracks added, allowing Keys to create new stops for fans along the journey of her most personal music project to date. Today, fans are treated to the addition of “A Beautiful Noise” a duet with Brandi Carlile, originally performed during the CBS Every Vote Counts get-out-the-vote special, and the COLORS Studio version of “Three Hour Drive” featuring SiR. The deluxe version of ALICIA also includes a vibey new remix of fan favorite “Wasted Energy” featuring Kaash Paige and an extended verse from Diamond Platnumz. See full tracklist below. ALICIA the deluxe version is now available to stream and download worldwide HERE.
Fans can also celebrate the release of ALICIA on vinyl today, available for purchase HERE, and anywhere vinyl is sold.
As a special treat for Alicia Keys fans and audiophiles alike, the original version of the LP is now available in Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, a new immersive music experience using Sony’s spatial sound technologies, on supported streaming services Amazon Music HD*, TIDAL HiFi, and Deezer HiFi.
ALICIA was met with critical praise upon its original release in September, with Variety calling it her best studio album yet, “pushing the limits of her voice and imagination,” and has received BET, MTV VMAs, and Soul Train Awards nominations. The album has spawned an eclectic group of hit singles, showing the many sides of Keys as a person and an artist. They include the smash #1-charting “Underdog,” the soulful Khalid duet “So Done,” a top 10 currently on the rise at Urban AC radio in the US, and “Show Me Love,” featuring Miguel. The latter earned Keys a record-extending 11th number 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs airplay chart. Additionally, album track “Time Machine,” a four-on-the-floor future funk-inspired odyssey, was included in The New York Times’ “Best Songs of 2020.”
The album is a counterpart to Keys’ New York Times Best-selling book More Myself: A Journey, which was released in March as the first title on Oprah’s new imprint with Flatiron Books. For more information on the book, please visit HERE.
Fans can look forward to more from Alicia from now until the top of 2021. Today she released a special collaboration with Chinatown Market in the form of a limited edition Alicia Keys sweatsuit which will be available at 11am PST/2pm EST HERE. Earlier this week SiriusXM announced that it will air an exclusive Alicia Keys performance today, Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19 on Heart & Soul and on the SiriusXM app. It will also air on SiriusXM’s The Pulse on Sunday, December 20 and Monday, December 21. Keys will get listeners into the holiday spirit with a special performance of “Ave Maria.” Additionally, subscribers will be able to hear Keys performing music from ALICIA – including current singles “Love Looks Better” and “So Done,” as well as some other fan favorites.
To help end the year, Alicia will be performing on BBC One’s New Year’s Eve countdown for a special called “Alicia Keys Rocks New Year’s Eve” airing in the UK. A specially-selected set of songs will be performed by the star before and after the countdown to midnight. For more info visit HERE.
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