Queens of R&B: Happy Birthday Alicia Keys

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R&B soulful Queen, Alicia Keys, has stepped up her game in the spotlight and put her fans first in a countless number of ways over the past decade, but over the past year in particular, her level of engagement within community outreach projects, Women’s Rights advocacy and simply being a profound member of society stands out. Alicia has displayed an exemplary example of balance when it comes to expressing herself through her soulful music and ensuring that she steps into the crowd as one for movements that she believes in from the bottom of her heart. Although you can’t beat that she is married to all-star producer, Swizz Beats, she has made her mark in the world of music and is a Queen that stretches throughout a variety of artistic mediums. Here are five of Alicia’s most soulful rhymes.


“Lay your head on my pillow
Here you can be yourself
No one has to know what you are feeling
No one but me and you
I won’t tell your secrets
Your secrets are safe with me
I will keep your secrets
Just think of me as the pages in your diary
I feel such a connection
Even when you far away
Oooo baby if there’s anything that you fear
Call 489-4608 and I’ll be here
And only we know what is talked about baby boy
I don’t know how you can be driving me so crazy boy
Baby when you’re in town why don’t you come around, boy
I’ll be the loyalty you need, you can trust me, boy”

Track – “Diary”


“You could buy me diamonds, you could buy me pearls
Take me on a cruise around the world. (baby you know I’m worth it)
Dinner lit by candles, run my bubble bath. Make love tenderly to
Last and last. (baby you know I’m worth it)
Wanna please, wanna keep, wanna treat your woman right
Not just dough, but to show that you know she is worth your time
You will lose if you chose to refuse to put her first
She will and she can find a man who knows her worth”

Track – “A Woman’s Worth”


“Right now, I feel like a bird
Caged without a key
Everyone comes to stare at me
With so much joy and reverie
They don’t know how I feel inside
Through my smile, I cry
They don’t know what they’re doing to me
Keeping me from flying
That’s why I say that…
I know why the caged bird sings
Only joy comes from song
She’s so rare and beautiful to others
Why not just set her free?”

Track – “Caged Bird”


“We could fight like Ike and Tina
Or give back like Bill and Camille
Be rich like Oprah and Steadman
Or instead struggle like Flow and James Evans
Cuz he ain’t no different from you
And she ain’t no different from me
So we got to live our dreams
Like the people on TV
We gotta stay tuned
Cuz there’s more to see
Through the technical difficulties
We might have to take a break
But ya’ll know we’ll be back next week
I’m singing this love is unbreakable
Oh yeah yeah…”

Track – “Unbreakable”


“Have you ever felt so strong

That it made you feel weak
Long days, long nights and you just can’t sleep
Have you ever been so sure
That it gave you cold feet
That you felt on edge, you can feel your heart beat
Well I never knew this feeling, never
Now I hope it stays and lasts forever
I am running high
Don’t wanna come down
Hope my wings don’t fail me now
But if I can touch the sky
I’d risk the fall just to know how it feels to fly”

Track – “How It Feels To Fly”

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