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Alicia Keys’ Delayed Album Is Dropping on Friday

Alicia Keys’ Delayed Album Is Dropping on Friday

Alicia Keys has finally announced a release date for her latest studio album, “Alicia,” which was scheduled for March 20 but delayed due to coronavirus until May 15, and then delayed indefinitely: It’s coming on Friday, she said in a brief social media post that features fans typing questions about the album’s release date, concluding with her saying simply, “September 18 th, oh, oh, oh!”

 

Amid all the delays a full tracklist for the album has not been announced, but it is likely to include the multiple singles she’s released in recent months: “Time Machine,” “Underdog,” “Show Me Love” (featuring Miguel), “So Done” (featuring Khalid), “Love Looks Better,” “Perfect Way to Die” and “Good Job.”

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While Keys announced tour dates in January, those, like most of the concert industry, remain on hold. A press release at the time of the announcement detailed the show as “a meditation on love and life … a true celebration, filled with magnetic energy that only live music can create.”

Keys has had no trouble keeping busy in recent months: In January she hosted the Grammy Awards for the second consecutive year; in March she released her memoir, “More Myself: A Journey”; and she faced off against John Legend in a Verzuz battle in June, the DJ-battle series launched by her husband, Swizz Beatz, and fellow hit producer Timbaland.

Legend told Variety of the matchup, “It’s called a battle of the pianos, but, so far, the best of these Verzuz experiences are where the artists have love for each other and respect for each other. That’s what I feel for Alicia; she’s my sister. I love her as a person and as an artist. We’ve worked together, We’ve written together. We’ve toured together. There’s so much mutual respect between us.”

 

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