Alicia Keys is an R&B singer known for her power house vocals. Today marks the day her third album “As I Am” reach #1 on the US Charts in 2008 according to thisdayinmusic.com. The site also states the album sold over 742,000 copies in its first week the largest ever first week sales for any female R&B artist. This album was released in 2007.
The hit songs off of this album are No One, and Like You’ll Never See Me Again and Superwoman. According to songfacts.com Keys told Entertainment Weekly that she believed it was divinely inspired: ”’No One’ was, like, straight up from God,” she said. “It just came down from the heavens and fell into my lap. I don’t know how to explain it any better than that. I’ll never forget, we had already picked [another] single, but I called everyone – my A&R, my manager – and I was like, ‘I think y’all gotta come down.’ It was undeniable. You just knew it. I love it with all my heart, and every single time I sing it, it sets me free all over again.” The site also states this was the most listened song in the US in 2008, an estimated 3.08 billion listeners heard this song the radio, an average of 10 times per every American citizen.
The song Like You’ll Never See Me Again has a special meaning. Songfacts.com states that Alicia Keys told MTV News that the song is “about living every moment as if it’s your last. Because if it’s our last time to say, ‘I love you,’ then let it be that we didn’t forget that.” The site also states that Keys broke the record for the longest consecutive run at #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs survey with this song and “No One.”
Superwoman has a powerful meaning behind the title of the song. According to songfacts.com Alicia Keys told Ebony Magazine what the term meant “A Superwoman is a woman who has incredible dreams, incredible ambitions, all the things she wants to do, but she also knows how to take care of herself.”
These songs and album were such a success that Alicia Keys was nominated and won several awards. According to lyricsfreak.com she received five nominations for As I Am at the 2008 American Music Award and ultimately won two. The site also sta tes that “No One” earned Keys the awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song at the 2008 Grammy Awards and Superwoman won a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Alicia Keys is a talented Music with a unique voice that is hard not to notice. Her songs have empowering messages that fans can relate to. She is an artist that will be around for a long time making an impact in the music industry. Below is theNo One music video.