Among the list of things Alicia Keys is exceptionally good at: making a mint tea latte. It’s nearly 11 a.m. on a Monday morning and she’s busy preparing two dairy-free cups in her spacious kitchen. The singer is in full mom-mode: Pancakes and eggs are also being whipped up and kisses are planted on the forehead of her youngest son, Genesis, 6, who sits at the counter next to his grandma, Keys’ mother, Terria. The kids—Keys’ son Egypt is occupying himself elsewhere in the house—don’t have school due to a teacher development day, so everyone is easing into the morning. After taking a sip of the latte Keys made, it’s clear it punctuates the mood: Everything here feels sweet and mellow.

Keys had hoped to sit outside on the terrace of the California mansion where she and husband Swizz Beatz (real name Kasseem Dean) are raising their children; the cliffside architectural masterpiece features uninhibited views of the Pacific ocean. But it’s late October and a bit too chilly and windy for that. So, with mugs of tea in hand—Keys’ is white with a big black “A” on it—we walk down the curved staircase to the 4th floor. Along the way we pass the spacious, yet cozy home cinema where Egypt just hosted a crew of friends for a sleepover in celebration of his 11th birthday. Blankets and pillows are still strewn about. Evidence of a good time. Keys shakes her head as she recalls her surprise at the number of pals on her son’s guest list. “I was like, really, seven?!” she says with a laugh. But the kids had a blast, so giving the pre-teen turnup the green light was worth it.

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In the mountains north of San Diego, a modernist mansion made of white concrete and glass rises from the cliffside. The property, nicknamed “Razor House” after the nearby Razor Point Trail, is now home to two famous inhabitants: singer Alicia Keys and her music producer husband Kasseem Dean, better known as Swizz Beatz, alongside their children Genesis and Egypt.

The duo have since given the residence their own name, “Dreamland,” filling it with artworks by Black artists, a fleet of Ferraris, an infinity pool and a recording studio tucked away in a space Dean calls “the grown up floor.” Boasting views over the Pacific Ocean, the home is said to have inspired Tony Stark’s mansion in the “Iron Man” franchise, according to Architectural Digest, which is dedicating the cover story of its December issue to the property.

Speaking to the magazine, Dean revealed that he set his heart on the home long before purchasing it. The nearly 11,000-square-foot mansion, a photo of which served as his phone wallpaper for eight years before the couple moved in, was “incredibly important to me,” he is quoted as saying.

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STUNNING! Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz attended The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” exhibition. She wore a gorgeous timeless in a custom AZ Factory blouse with a matching tulle skirt

Although Keys’ classic look was beautiful, her simple crystal encrusted chignon was icing on an already perfectly constructed cake. Styled by TRESemmé stylist and entrepreneur Nai’vasha, she used a few products by the brand to create the seamless look.

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Alicia Keys took the stage last night at the MTV VMAs, and let’s just say… she’s still got it. Rated as one of the best performances of the night by Pitchfork, she performed her new single “LALA” with Swae Lee. Many didn’t grasp the amazement of the performance where they kind of just played it cool on the stage, but when Alicia got in her zone on the piano, to play “Empire State of Mind” with the New York skyline as her backdrop on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, she stole the show! Watch it below.

Sunday night, the MTV European Music Awards aired, and Alicia in fact did make an appearance. We posted about her recording her performance last week. She performed her single, “Love Looks Better”. Check it out below

Alicia is the cover star of GLAMOUR UK’s Autumn/Winter 2020-2021 biannual print issue, which will hit newsstands on Thursday 5th November.

Alicia is the face of not just one, but THREE special edition covers showcasing three very different beauty looks. The covers, which show three different sides to the musical star, coincide with the messaging of her seventh studio album, the self-titled ALICIA, which is out now. Talking about the new music at the time of release, Alicia said: “I called this album ALICIA because it’s the most me I’ve ever felt while in the studio. I got comfortable with all my different sides while creating it.

The covers also come as Alicia adds another title to her CV: beauty boss. Alicia is creating her beauty lifestyle brand, Keys Soulcare, which will encompass skincare, body care, and hair care, with E.l.f Beauty and is set for release in 2021. We personally cannot wait to see what Alicia comes up with after seeing her aptitude for trying many a different beauty look.

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Alicia was spotted earlier today, recording her appearance/performance for the MTV EMAs this weekend.

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Alicia gave one of the most powerful performances of the night at the BET Awards last night. She delivered the first live performance of her heartbreaking new song, “Perfect Way to Die” at the 2020 BET Awards on Sunday, and it had fans feeling emotional.

Whether it’s spiritual, or the blues, jazz, or hip-hop, music has always been the voice of the Black experience. It speaks to our resilience, our resistance, and even in the messiest of circumstances we find melody,” BET Awards host Amanda Seales began as she introduced Keys’ performance. “Tonight, as we revel in Black music, we must also honor the lives of those who have brought us to this moment of consciousness.

Alicia Keys initially wrote “Perfect Way to Die” with the deaths of Michael Brown and Sandra Bland in mind, but her performance at the BET Awards paid tribute to many others who tragically lost their lives, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

Screenshots have been added to our gallery.

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Alicia did her thing last night at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Not only did she host the show with class and pay tribute to the fallen legend, Kobe Bryant, she treated the crowd with a performance of her latest single, “Underdog”. Check out the photos and performance below.

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The state of mind at this year’s Global Citizen Festival, held on Saturday, took a very local spin thanks to hometown girl Alicia Keys.

When you’re in the heart of New York City — in the middle of the Great Lawn of Central Park, on the perfect Indian summer evening — it’s going to be hard to beat Keys doing her piano-woman take on Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” that segued into her Jay-Z-free version of “Empire State of Mind.”

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With iconic images of New York flashing on the video screen behind her, Keys sang about the “concrete jungle where dreams are made of,” as everybody on the Great Lawn “put one hand in the air for the big city.” As the energy seemed to lift to the Manhattan sky above it all, stretching out to the top of the Empire State Building and beyond, it was the kind of pinch-me moment that gave you straight-up chills.

It’s got to rank with one of the most memorable moments at the Global Citizen Festival since it was first held at Central Park in 2012. And that’s saying a lot considering Keys — in her third appearance at the event, which raises awareness for global issues such as poverty, education and the environment — wasn’t even the headliner.

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