Alicia Keys Announces Album Title ‘Girl on Fire’

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is igniting the fire within. The Grammy-winning songstress has announced the official title of her fifth studio album.

Alicia took to her website to reveal the exciting news. “Girl on Fire is about new beginnings, new perspectives and fresh starts… stripping away all the bad energy in your life and taking full control of the reigns and how you want to live,” she said of the follow-up to 2009’s The Element of Freedom.

She has been in the studio with her husband Swizz Beatz, Babyface, Pop Wansel, Rico Love, and Sevyn, who co-wrote the single “New Day.”

She will debut a new song off the album at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on September 6.

“The #girlonfire movement begins NOW!” tweeted Alicia. Read her full message below.

Hey…

I’m in the studio right now working away on my new album and I am SO excited!!! I’m ignited!!! I’m like a match to a flame! I’ve had the title of this album in my mind for a long time….It’s been hard to hold it back and now I’m not holding it back anymore! It is called Girl on Fire!!! And that’s exactly how I feel!!! You’ll be learning more about it soon… but let me just say before making this record, in some ways I felt like a lion locked in a cage…I felt like a girl misunderstood that no one really knew, I felt like it was time to stop making excuses for any part of my life that I wanted to change. Once I made that choice I became a Girl on Fire, the lion broke free!!

During the recording process, I mostly stayed in NY but on some cool and memorable occasions, I traveled to different places, and worked with many collaborators, (some old friends, some new). I discovered so many beautiful sounds, and meanings and a lot about the power of a song. I can’t wait to share this album with you. I promise when you hear it, it’s a new me, I gave it my all: powerful, soulful, honesty and heart… With Girl on Fire, I want to move you and surprise you.

Girl on Fire is about new beginnings, new perspectives and fresh starts… stripping away all the bad energy in your life and taking full control of the reigns and how you want to live. There is something really empowering about finding yourself and your own inner strength. On one song, One of the lines I wrote says, “I’ll never be perfect, but at least now I’m brave!”

Here’s to finding your power! Your FIRE!! Stay tuned for more.

In the meantime, thank you for all your love, strength and support.

-Alicia

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43 Comments

  1. Critic

    Eh, love the meaning. Hate the title!
    But I’m ready for this new album :)

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Critic, Yes, this title fits this SLUT very appropriately!!!! Girl On Fire, because she’s a fire crotch, homewrecking tramp!!! Good pick Alicia.

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    Karen Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Well I see she’s got you going again. Lol

    Much love to Ms Alicia. She’s always been on fire but even more so now. It’s hilarious how she can get to some people without even trying. She is doing her thing and I think everyone else should mind their own. More power to Ms Alicia. She is a one of kind great talent.

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  2. @dirtypeaches

    Sounds cute for a homewrecker.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @@dirtypeaches, I so agree with you!!!! Yes.

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    vershun Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, you are a rap-Up groupie

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    ree Reply:

    @@dirtypeaches, yes. i’ll never look at her the same

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  3. Dante

    KATNISS EVERDEEN

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  4. WonderLand19

    WOOOOOOW! She looks amazing!! So high fashion, love it Alicia! I hope she keeps her version of ‘New Day’ cause its my jam! I will be defo buying this album.I still play ‘The Element of freedom’.

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  5. Be3000

    How do you guys know she is a home-wrecker? Swizz and his wife could have been going threw a divorce and it does take a while for it to finalize. Like she said she was seeing him when they separated!

    I love Alicia Keys and the album title, it’s a fresh start for her! I’m ready for this album, Alicia is natural-born artist.

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    KiKi Reply:

    @Be3000, They were not going through a divorce. They just had a baby. Alicia Keys is a liar, they only became separated when Mashonda discovered the affair.

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    GooGle Reply:

    @KiKi, So what, why do people stay on a topic that is long ago ….

    Focus on her new album that’s what really matter…

    P.S. If swizz ex-wife was taking care of her man he probably still be with her !!!! Think about It

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    Sam Reply:

    @KiKi, Wow, the things people think they know. So they just had a baby, hunh? So explain the little girl in London who is a year younger than the child he had with his ex. ????? Alicia’s child is not even two. Let’s not put the blame or accusations out there if we don’t know.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Be3000, You can’t save this ho! Stop being captain save a ho. She’s a homewrecking tramp!

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    GooGle Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You need to stop cause your probably man-less and is angry cause you haven’t had any dick in a while !!

    Please boo go and find one then talk about someone who is happily married !!

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @GooGle, Happily married? How with SOMEONE ELSE’S husband. Alicia is a tramp. Deal with it. Homewrecker, just like YOUR mother. I have a man, he supports me just fine, I can do what/when/how I want it, because he is COINED!!! Where is your man?

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    GooGle Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Happily married is what i said, meaning that she has a baby and and husband who supports her music, that’s all a woman wants and she got it

    My guess is that your man is sleeping around and haven’t touch you since last Olympic games in 2008, that’s why your to angry and is firing shots at someone who could careless

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    Be3000 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, And Nicki Minaj is a skin bleaching hoe! xoxoxxo

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Be3000, Just like your dad.

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    Be3000 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, My dad is full white?

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  6. ManMan

    Amazing.

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  7. deelee

    i would love this so much IF it wasnt the same name as katniss everdeen in the hunger games. thats all i can think of now. ugh.

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  8. :)

    Reminds me of The Hunger Games. LOL!

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  9. Lauren

    For the life of me, I cannot condition myself to like “New Day.” But yeah, a new Alicia album? I’m down! :)

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Lauren, Agreed! I’m not feeling ND either but I’ll be copping the album.

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  10. Morgan

    lol…yeah, I hadn’t even thought of The Hunger Games until I read these comments.

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  11. Ramon

    That picture >>>>>>>>>

    Living proof there’s a God if ya need a reason!

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    Anita Reply:

    @Ramon, Lol.

    I’m really glad she finally let us in on the title and as usual she surprised with something I would have never thought of. I love “New Day” so much. It is such an upbeat and powerful song and I can’t seem to get it out of my head after hearing it. I do hope there isn’t a lot of rapping on the album but I know whatever Alicia brings it will be great. As long as she continues to do Alicia, she won’t have any problems. Much love and blessings to her. She is a very talented and beautiful lady.

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  12. GIRL ON WHAT?

    She better bring the “Fire” because people already side eyeing her for her lack of singing and plenty of screaming. “New Day” is aight and “Not even a king” was not the business. Waiting to see!

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    Raj Reply:

    @GIRL ON WHAT?, DEAD!!

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  13. Carl

    Alicia Keys is bringing the “Fire”! I do love her song New Day!!!!!!

    Alicia Keys can sing and play her ass off…..

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  14. Young Pereezy YMCMB-MMG

    Why This H*e still singin’ she should just sleep on Swizz’s D**k and stop annoyin’ us.
    F**k u Alicia u suck and Byeee.

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  15. Nicole

    Alicia Keys must be a Hunger Games fan lol. But I’m excited for her new album, I’ve been a fan since Fallin’

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  16. Kyle

    I like it! I must admit though, I was pretty disappointed with “New Day.” She probably got the hint from all the feedback and that’s what she let 50 Cent have the song.

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  17. Jay

    Awesome! Love Alicia! I’m Definitely ready for some new music from Ms Keys! :)

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  18. LaMont

    DAMN! I’m lovin’ the above photo..She is looking hella sexy.

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  19. jbleass

    wow girl on fire? that’s soo from the hunger games.

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  20. TheDreamer

    I’m just ready for new music.

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  21. Tim

    Lol. Message to all the haters, this pictures says: In your face. Beautiful lady and beautiful music. Guess you can’t handle that.

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  22. J to the B down to the Aaa (Liyah)

    That’s Nice to see That she WOrking on her ALbum and Some of yall just need to STFU And Don’t need to worry about her personal life, WOrry about your own thing.

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  23. Minajerism

    everyone needs to stop taking @minajrules2012 seriously. He or she is probably a bored individual sitting at home laughing at all the drama. You guys are just entertaining him or her. And definitely don’t talking about the person as being the main Nicki fan and saying that that’s how they all Nicki fans are.

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    Minajerism Reply:

    @Minajerism, i just noticed all the grammar errors lol, i hope you still get my point

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  24. DeeJay

    All I’m looking for is a release date.

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