The 30-year-old singer ‘ who has a nine-month-old son Egypt with husband Swizz Beatz ‘ has found parenthood has made her more content and “connected” with herself.
She said: “It’s about becoming more centred in myself. Having the baby has connected me to a deep, more womanly place.”
Alicia also described her marriage to Swizz ‘ whose real name is Kasseem Dean ‘ as “very equal”.
She said: “We have a very equal relationship. Equal is my favourite word.”
The ‘Empire State of Mind’ hitmaker is upset about the sexualisation of pop music, and was astonished at the sight she was greeted by at her goddaughter’s recent birthday party.
She explained: “There were little girls emulating the dance moves they’d seen on TV, like six-year-old strippers.
“I’m going to have to teach my son by example.”
Alicia Keys is to mark the 10-year anniversary of her ‘Songs in A Minor’ album with a special London concert. The ‘Empire State of Mind’ hitmaker is to celebrate a decade since the release of her debut LP by performing at the historic Royal Albert Hall on June 13. The intimate show, entitled ‘Piano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys’, will see the singer perform tracks from the album, as well as some of her other classic hits, accompanied just by her piano.
She told BBC Radio 1′s Newsbeat: “It’s incredible that I’ve been able to make it 10 years and here we are celebrating that.
“London is so good to me. I want to show my gratitude.”
In addition to the concert, Alicia – who will also tell stories about her career during the show – is releasing deluxe and collectors’ editions of ‘Songs in A Minor’ on June 27.
The new reworking of the album will also feature 10 tracks penned by the singer at the time she was first writing the album.
She said: “I think back to a time when I barely thought an album would be able to come out just because there were so many trials and tribulations.
“When the record did finally come out and was able to be heard and people fell in love with it, it was a testament to doing great music and not allowing people’s negativity stop you from what you dream.”
My Chemical Romance full tour dates. When My Chemical Romance debuted material from their current album release ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ with a phenomenal show at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Kerrang! described the event as ‘truly triumphant’, while NME observed it as an ‘utter slaying of London’. My Chemical Romance will commence 2011 with the release of the single ‘Sing’ on January 10th on Warner Bros. Records. The slow-burning, inspirational ‘Sing’ was cultivated at the home studio of producer and Warner Bros. Records chairman Rob Cavallo (Paramore, Green Day). The video, directed by the band’s frontman Gerard Way and P.R. Brown (Prince, Alicia Keys, Smashing Pumpkins), can be seen at www.mychemicalromance.com. ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ is the album My Chemical Romance have been building towards their entire, nearly decade long career. From soaring sentiment (‘The Only Hope for Me is You’) to bare-knuckled brawling in the streets (‘DESTROYA’) it defies lazy labels and demolishes expectations. Beholden to no scene, credo or code it’s a rock ‘n’ roll album from the future aimed directly at the dead-hearted present. ‘Next year it’ll be ten years since we’ve been together,’ says guitarist Frank Iero. ‘That’s a long time to stay in one shade. And I think if you’ve been a fan of our band for a long time then you need these different feelings in your life, these different emotions to come through. And I know that because it’s what we need right now.’ Now fans who missed out on that intimate show can experience material from ‘Danger Days’ in the live setting for the first time with the confirmation of a major nationwide arena tour in February 2011. My Chemical Romance will play:
February 2011 Box office
12th ‘ London, Wembley Arena 0844 815 0815
13th ‘ Birmingham, LG Arena 0844 338 8000
15th ‘ Glasgow, SECC 08444 999 990
18th ‘ Manchester, MEN Arena 0844 847 8000
19th ‘ Nottingham, Trent FM Arena 08444 124 624
21st ‘ Cardiff, CIA 029 2022 4488
22nd ‘ Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena 0844 493 6666
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