Alicia Keys Lands Bond Theme

Published: Tuesday 29th Jul 2008 by Sam
Alicia Keys Lands Bond Theme R&B songstress Alicia Keys will perform the coveted theme for the upcoming James Bond movie. Check out the report via Billboard:

Alicia Keys and the White Stripes’ Jack White will record the theme song to “Quantum of Solace,” the 22nd James Bond film, which hits U.S. theaters Nov. 7.

The song, “Another Way To Die,” will be the first duet in Bond soundtrack history. White wrote and produced the song, and also will play drums. The soundtrack to the movie will be released Oct. 28.

The score for the film will be composed by David Arnold.

“Quantum of Solace,” starring Daniel Craig, will be directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis.

Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis had previously been rumored as the vocalists for the latest Bond theme.

Reports were suggesting a certain ‘Crazy In Love’ singer was also in contention for the much sought-after spot. More power to Alicia, though; she joins the likes of Tina Turner, Shirley Bassey and Madonna as those who have sung the theme to the classic film franchise.

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  1. Anonymous July 29, 2008

    Well…its cool, but I would have preferred B.
    ….it would have been another way for them haters to die…lol get it?

  2. erocka July 29, 2008

    Yay!!!!!!!!WE GOT IT!!!! lol well Alicia got it. She been trying to work with the White Stripes for the longest. I was just at this very moment listening to ALicia’s song “Hurt So Bad” thinking that was gonna be the Bond song. Wow talk about perfect timing.

  3. Anonymous July 29, 2008

    Beyonce would’ve been better…her voice is stronger

  4. Miranda Priestly @ Runaway Mag July 29, 2008

    LMAO, Beyonka didn’t cut it! LOL.. Congrats to Alicia, i’m glad she got it. I wonder if she’ll make a cameo like Madonna did?

  5. cathy July 29, 2008

    would’ve preferred bee or leona but alicia’s okay.
    hope they’re singing it next time though =]

  6. Anonymous July 29, 2008

    I’m glad Alicia made the cut that proves that true TALENT alwyas wins. I guess they wanted real singing and not someone who would have been yodeling on the song and doing extra uneccessary runs..Go Alicia…keep on shutting thesse R@B broads down Lol

  7. Anonymous July 29, 2008

    Another pill for Bey to swallow…she is finally learning that the world does NOT revolve around her. She is NOT the ALPHA and OMEGA, and oh gosh, some people actually PREFER other artistS!

  8. Anonymous July 29, 2008

    OH shut the f*** up people…really how old is that s***…Beyonce dont have talent…beyonce realize that the world doest revolve around her…Beyonce has many accomplishments in this world, and have lost many of times…that doesnt say Alicia is better than Beyonce…or Beyonce is better than alicia..she was just perfered over Beyonce..lets grow up People….Beyonce is not the only chick in the game…she will lose and win some…its apart of their profession…..With that being said…COngrats Alicia ….U and Beyonce give Black Women a Great name…

  9. Anonymous July 29, 2008

    WOW I’d perfer Beyonce also but Alicia’s cool.

  10. caprikorn313 July 29, 2008

    IM SO SO SO GLAD Bey didnt get to sing the theme song to Quantum Solace. I would have prefered Amy over any one……but Alicia will mos def do the job. I just really wish these stans will stop hanging from her “c***” hairs because its becoming really attractive. I dont think Beyonce thinks the world revolves around her……..I think the world of her stans revolve around her and her every move.

    Ill be just so glad when they realize that she is one of the best but not the best. I love Bey just like everyone else but damn can someone else be in the spotlight because there is enough to share.

  11. Anonymous July 29, 2008

    I’m glad she will be singing the duet. I luv me some A Keys.. I think her voice will be great on the track..

    Not a hater but I’m glad Bey didn’t get it.. Hell, she already sings everything else.. Give somebody else a chance.. lol

  12. Jrizza July 29, 2008

    these people usually ask the singers to sing the song, beyonce is doing a lot anyway, so i doubt it hurted her in anyway. COngrats to Alicia, and congrats to beyonce on her success. People need to stop the compare game BS cuz it’s getting old. I think people just love gossiping about stupid things like “omg beyonce didn’t get it WTF” or “haha a REAL artist got it instead” they are both powerful and inspiring artists on different levels, and help show how diverse the black world can be.

  13. Anonymous July 29, 2008

    A vs B!
    HA! alicia wins, hands down

    i mean alicia is just as successful as beyonce cept alicia gets to keep her shirt on!

  14. Anonymous July 29, 2008

    Tired of the Bey vs AK talk! Enough already. Anyway I am glad AK got it she has been wanting to work with the white stripes and she can definitely do any style of music and freak it! Anybody heard the As I Am album the proof is in those 14 songs. That’s a big move for her and i hope the song makes the cut for grammy nods because i know its going to be not only a hit but a great song!

  15. Anonymous July 29, 2008

    I like all the artist mentioned.. However, I think Amy Crackhouse would have been the best choice for this particular genre.. It seems Amy was the first choice… But we all know why she wasn’t chosen, smh. Amy’s sound/voice fits a JB theme soundtrack better, IMO. Based on previous bond ST’s. I am a HUGE JB fan..
    A collector.. The JB theme song (like the movie intro itself) is a big deal. Congrats to “White Stripes” and “Alicia Keys.”
    *Don’t blow it! lol.

  16. daz July 30, 2008

    well i think its a kool

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  18. Anonymous July 30, 2008

    Go Alicia….shut them down. I know BeYaki THOUGHT it was an automatic shoe-in for her like every other role she didn't earn based on her acting skills. And I don't care what the psycho stans say, BeYaki hasn't evolved. Alicia and Amy have a rock edge appeal, and if BeYaki tried to do it, it would be a force and overdone like everything else she does in the game. I always knew Alicia would be the one to keep the R&B game on lock and bring good music in the process of succeeding and not because she wants to brag around the world about what she accomplished. People know and see what a great artist she is and she doesn't have to be the best singer to bring positive forward energy to the game. CONGRATS ALICIA!!!

  19. Anonymous July 31, 2008

    Don’t hate.. Congratulate! 😉

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