All too often, acts today fail to acknowledge those who opened the door them. Yet, as this week’s From The Vault attests, Alicia Keys is an exception to the rule.
The 14 time Grammy winner took to the stage at the 2008 BET Awards, where she thrilled with a solid performance of then-current single ‘Teenage Love Affair’. However, the true talking point of the performance was when Keys invited modern R&B pioneers SWV, TLC, and the original line-up of EnVogue on-stage to join her.
A classic moment, which served as a nostalgic reminder of a time when charts boasted variety. A time when a ‘hit’ didn’t have to be fist-pumping Electro-Pop. A time when R&B had a chance. Sigh.
Journey back to the good ol’ days with Ms. Keys above…