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Alicia Keys Lights Up GIRL ON FIRE: Fifth Studio Album Debuts November 27th

August 24, 2012

Keys to Showcase Title Track and First Single “Girl On Fire” with a Special Live Performance at the MTV VMA’s on September 6th     

First Single “Girl On Fire” to be available on iTunes and at Radio on September 4th

LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 24, 2012 – Fourteen-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Alicia Keys, will release her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Girl On Fire, on November 27th on RCA Records. Keys will showcase the powerful and infectious title track and first single from Girl On Fire with a special electrifying performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6th at 8:00 p.m. ET airing live from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The first single, “Girl On Fire,” will be available on iTunes and at radio on September 4th.

“’Girl On Fire’ is about finding your voice, about being unleashed and about trusting your instincts and trusting yourself,” says Keys. “I can’t wait to share it with the world.”



Girl On Fire features powerful anthems and intimate ballads, led by Keys’ signature soulful voice and personable and relatable lyrics. Keys collaborated with acclaimed and emerging talents, including longtime song writing partner, Krucial, Grammy Award-winner Babyface, renowned writer and vocalist Jeff Bhasaker, critically-acclaimed artist Gary Clarke Jr., up and comers, Pop and Oak, as well as emerging talent from the U.K., Emeli Sandé and Jamie XX, among others. The songs on Girl On Fire are anchored by Keys’ powerful vocals and trademark piano, but are sonically broadened by heavy drums, electric sounds, reggae and future soul, which gives the album an evolved, modern-day feel while simultaneously sounding like a classic body of timeless music. The album features an inspirational mix of the rich sounds Keys discovered while recording and traveling the world, particularly time she spent in London and Jamaica, layered within her New York City roots.

In June, Keys gave fans a sneak peek to new music on the album by releasing a lyric video for the booming anthem, “New Day.” A full track listing for Girl on Fire will be announced shortly.

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Alicia Keys is a 14 time Grammy Award® winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Since releasing her debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. As an actress, she’s had buzz worthy performances in Smokin’ Aces’, The Nanny Diaries and The Secret Life of Bees. In 2011, Keys made her directorial debut with Lili, for Lifetime’s Five, an anthology of five short films on the topic of breast cancer, as well as her producing debut with Lydia R. Diamond’s play, Stick Fly, for the Cort Theater, which she also composed the original music for. Her first published work, Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems & Lyrics by Alicia Keys, made her a New York Times Bestselling author.  As a philanthropist, Keys co-founded Keep a Child Alive (KCA) and serves as Global Ambassador.