With a new family, album, and outlook on life, Alicia Keys sat down with ABC’s “Nightline” to discuss her evolution over the past decade. Now 31, the singer spoke about the two loves of her life, her husband Swizz Beatz and son Egypt, and took Cynthia McFadden on a visit of her old neighborhood in Harlem, where she wrote her first album.
“I’m more excited about this album than I’ve been for any record ever,” she said of Girl on Fire, due November 27.
While work has always taken precedence in her life, she has learned to “lighten up” over the years thanks to her husband.
“He was a little over the top for me,” recalled Alicia, who met Swizz 10 years ago. “Just as a person, I kinda was like, ‘He’s alright, he’s a little loud.’ Come to find out he’s still loud and I think we’ve actually both balanced each other out.”
Another man who inspires her is her son Egypt, who appears on the track “When It’s All Over” off her new album. She wants to have more children once things settle down. “Definitely at least one more.”
Alicia is a firm believer that you can do anything you set your mind to. “I do believe that you can have it all,” said the accomplished songstress.
Now that’s living proof.