Alicia Keys Celebrates 10 Years Of Success; Confirmed To Perform At BET Awards 2011

Published: Tuesday 12th Apr 2011 by Sam

Time sure flies when you’re at the top. Ask Alicia Keys. Despite her debut seemingly hitting stores just yesterday, it has – in actuality – been 10 years since ‘Songs In A Minor’ catapulted the singer-songwriter to superstardom.

To celebrate this milestone, Keys and her label are releasing a commemorative edition of the LP, which will be supported by an exclusive New York gig, a performance slot at this year’s BET Awards, and more.

Press release after the jump…

LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Singer, songwriter and producer, Alicia Keys will release a special 10th Anniversary Deluxe and Collector’s edition on J Records / Legacy Recordings of her groundbreaking debut album songs in A minor on June 28th, 2011.

The original release of songs in A minor sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and garnered Keys with her first five, of 14 total, Grammy® Awards including Best New Artist, Best Song of the Year for “Fallin,” and Best R&B Album. With the 10th Anniversary Editions, Keys’ fans will be able to rediscover this seminal album and explore previously unreleased and original bonus material, such as the tracks “A Woman’s Worth” remix featuring Nas; “Juiciest” mix tape version; “Fallin” the Ali soundtrack version; and the previously unreleased “Typewriter,” “If I Was Your Woman” Original Funky Demo version and “Butterflyz (The Drumline Mix).”

The Deluxe Edition two-disc set and Collector’s Edition three-disc set will feature very special packaging and an enhanced booklet featuring new liner notes from Keys. The Collector’s Edition will also include a documentary, specifically created for this release with brand new interviews with Keys and other album collaborators, reflecting on the making of songs in A minor (to see a trailer for the documentary, visithttp://bit.ly/akaminor).  For the first time, a vinyl version of the original album will also be made available. Further exciting details on the Deluxe and Collector’s editions will be announced shortly and can be seen on www.aliciakeys.com.

“It’s incredibly surreal for me to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of songs in A minor,” says Keys. “Looking back on the journey, I’m truly moved by my fans and friends who’ve been with me and have supported me throughout my career. This album is possibly the most precious to me, as your first album only happens once, and so songs in A minor will always hold a special place in my life that’s filled with amazing memories. I’m so proud that the songs are still being enjoyed around the world, and I’m crazy excited to share, through the 10th Anniversary Edition, songs never heard before, and even more of my debut album with you.”

Keys will commemorate the 10th Anniversary by performing an intimate concert for her fans at New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre on June 30th. The show, titled “Piano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys,” will feature Keys accompanied only by her piano. The night of songs and storytelling will take audiences through the entire songs in A minor album as well as many of Alicia’s classic hits that followed. Tickets for the show will go on sale on May 6th via Ticket Master.

Keys will also perform on the BET Awards on June 26th and an hour-long special on Alicia and songs in A minor will air on the network in late June around the album release.

Exciting stuff.

I’d bet good money on the long awaited ‘Put It In A Love Song (ft. Beyonce)’ making an appearance on the release. At least I hope.

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  1. Keesha April 12, 2011

    LOVE Alicia!!! Congrats to her for all of her success! I cannot wait to hear new music from her!

  2. Beystanbish April 12, 2011

    Yay Now serve that with a side of the Put it in a love song video. That is all

  3. True Blue April 12, 2011

    Wow, ten years already… I can remember clearly when this chick blew up everywhere, ten years into the future seemed so far away.

    I do hope the video for PIIALS does get released.

  4. Blasian April 12, 2011

    Wow it’s been 10 years already???

  5. MISHKA April 12, 2011

    Yesssss !!!!

    With the Dutchess (Alicia), the Queen (Beyoncé) and the Prince (Breezy) in the building. The show is going to be break ratings !!!!

    Billboard Music Whaaat? *to the left*

  6. GangsterA April 12, 2011

    sam and trent are in trouble haha you gorls tried the beyhive you heard the song and you got the girl in trouble now sony is coming 4 her wig and if you tried to be cute they will get youre asses too #Boom

  7. C April 12, 2011

    Put it in a love song video finally:-)

  8. GangsterA April 12, 2011

    i can’t belive its been 10 years since AK debut wow keep going strong alicia

  9. S*** April 12, 2011

    Good 4 her.

    Theres atleast ONE good thing about the EBT Awards, They dont allow “NO-TALENTS” (Like GAGa, Justin Beiber, Britney, ETC) to Perform like they do at the VMAS. 🙂

    Hopefully the Queen (BEY) Shows up too, You know she will even if they have to Re-Schedule it cause I know Bey wont be Re-scheduling her Glastonbury Concert for them lol.

  10. S*** April 12, 2011

    Put It In A Love Song??

    HELL NO Sam!!, Alicia can KEEP that one to herself. 🙂

  11. BitchPlease April 12, 2011

    um didn’t she did this last year sort of ..NEXT

  12. RIHLUV April 12, 2011

    WHO CARES…TRENT PLESASE POST THAT BEYONCE TRACK!!!! WEE NEEEEEED IT..I LOVE HER…I LOVE RIH MORE THO LOL

  13. iSam April 12, 2011

    so yea Katy looks great and makin it hard not to like her…and that s&m rihmix is awful, and Those are my 2 faves(Rihanna bein número 1) and jlo number 3 but then it’s bey & Katie& bieber

  14. verionica April 12, 2011

    IM TIRED OF HER SHE DONT SOUND GOOD TO ME ANYMORE SHE LOST HER VOICE SHE BE HORSE WHEN SHE SINGING SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF HER LUNGS SHE CANT SING

  15. KNUCK April 12, 2011

    I actually agree with Verionica.. I did like her first two albums though

  16. CagedBird April 12, 2011

    Alicia has been on top of the game without any gimmicks, over-hyping, or compromising herself. She graciously handles scandals and naysayers. Alicia is a true inspiration to me. She dominated the last 10 years with great classic music & I’m sure she’ll continue to deliver as expected.

  17. S*** April 12, 2011

    I think her music/albums are a little OVERRATED.. :/ Whoops did I say that??

    Shes cool though (Beyonce’s Better 🙂 )

    Shes Nice 🙂

  18. S*** April 12, 2011

    @verionica

    LOL

  19. LLSE April 12, 2011

    YEESS I BUY THAT!

  20. LOOKINGFORSOMEONETOLOOOOVEMEEEEE April 12, 2011

    Mary’s 100000000000000000x times better than her.
    Once again BET messes everything up ! I can’t stand Alicia’s arrogant ass. Sorry

  21. True Blue April 12, 2011

    @ S***:

    Yeah, great talents like Lil Wayne and Soulja Boy. BET is really selective about their choices, right?

    Britney, Justin and GaGa don’t perform at the BET awards because they’re not “black entertainment”. It has nothing to do with BET having standards, because they have none.

    Also, Bieber got nominated last year, so there you go.

  22. IDONTWANNABUYFAMEANDTHATFUCKINGADBEHINDISANNOYING April 12, 2011

    Alicia arrogant? NOT AT ALL. She’s just the s***, embrace it and deal with it.

  23. i’m a billy goat…..baa April 12, 2011

    Yeah I was hot when the “Shammy’s” gave her 5 of the seven awards she was nominated for when they knew good and damn well India Arie deserved at least one! Anyway, that CD was amazing! I wish her well although I can’t get over her being a homewrecker. I’m still disappointed in her for that!

  24. royalkev April 12, 2011

    Lmao of S***! I really like Alicia. It’s funny because I hated Songs In a minor with a passion!I though Alicia was going to be an artist that annoys me that everybody was trying to label a genius. It’s funny because 2001 was that awful “Fallin” song and ’02 was Ashanti’s “Foolish” and I just thought music sucked! Once “The Diary of A.Keys” , “As I am” and “Element…”(more specifically songs like “You don’t know my name” , “Noone” and “Unthinkable”) happend I really started to appreciate her. Then seeing her in concert a few months ago really sealed the deal. She wasn’t boring and just sitting behind a piano. She was really putting on a solid show. I have nothing but love for Keys! I’m happy to see her have such a great 10 years in the game.

    ThePagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  25. Lala April 12, 2011

    10 years and counting….she ain’t going nowhere!

  26. Nicole April 12, 2011

    Wow! Congrats!

  27. Blanco Family April 12, 2011

    alicia did say put it in a love song with bey was a celebration of their achievements she amy drop the vid then or perform it with beyonce

  28. HUDSON MORRIGAN April 12, 2011

    This flat tone deaf b**** should call it quits and retire already

  29. verionica April 12, 2011

    POINT BLANK HER SONGS ARE NICE IM NOT GONNA LIE BUT SHE LOST HER VOICE SHE CANT SING THAT GREAT ANYMORE SHE BE STRUGGLING TRYING TO HIT NOTES SHE NEED TO SIT DOWN AND TAKE CARE OF HER FAMILY HER CDS BE OK BUT OVERRATED EVERY CD SHE CAME OUT WITH 1 ONLY LIKED 1 OR 2 SONGS ON IT IM NOT HATING BUT ITS TIME TO GIVE SOMEBODY ELSE A CHANCE TO SING CONGRATS TO THE HOMEWRECKER IF FANTASIA IS 1 SHE IS ALSO SHE DONT GET NO PASSED

  30. Lala April 12, 2011

    @VERIONICA

    Girl, learn to spell and write and then come back. thanks.

  31. Okay…. April 12, 2011

    Sorry but didn’t they already do this for her at the BET awards last year? She had her own tribute that she did HERSELF. It’s people that have been out longer then her but don’t throw it in the public’s face like that. I guess since everyone else is doing something she wants to throw her name out there too. I mean seriously. When the BET awards come on? They haven’t even announced any nominees or when it’s going to air. But they telling us she is performing. I love Alicia and wish her much more success but damn this was dumb.

  32. verionica April 12, 2011

    ALICIA KEYS IS A HOMEWRECKER RIGHT ALONE WITH FANTASIA BUT I MUST SAY I LIKE FANTASIA SINGING VOICE BETTER THAN ALICIA KEYS NON SINGING ASS ATLEAST FANTASIA KNOW HOW TO MOVE A CROWD ALICIA KEYS SOUND LIKE SHES ON CRACK SHES VERY OVERRATED AND THAT UPSETS ME SHE AN OK SINGER NOTHING SPECIAL LAST YEAR BET AWARDS WAS A MESS WITH HER AND THIS YEAR WILL BE TO SHES NOT ON NOTHING SHE NEED MORE VOCAL TRAINING AND IM NOT HATING I DO LIKE HER BUT IM TIRED OF HER

  33. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN April 12, 2011

    *YAWN*

    Okay Trent Put That New Bey Song:)!!
    That’s What Everyone Is Waiting For, THE QUEEN!

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  34. Kavion April 12, 2011

    @TRUE BLUE
    Sorry but, how the hell does BET not have any standards?

  35. S*** April 12, 2011

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN

    Am I MISSING something??

    Did Sam get in trouble/Does he have the Song or something??

  36. S*** April 12, 2011

    Why are PPL saying Alicia lost her voice?? I never really thought she was really anything special Vocally but shes still Descent, sounds the same like she always sounded to me, hasnt she always Strained?? :/

    Anyway, I like SOME of her songs but Album-Wise lets just say shes not an Albums-Artist.

    Very Beautiful though 😉

  37. NOTHEREFORVERONICA April 12, 2011

    VERONICA, STFU. OBVIOUSLY, THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THAT BUY HER ALBUMS DON’T AGREE WITH YOU. You’re a hating ass b**** and Alicia’s not worried about what you think about her. Go play with other ignorant folks like yourself.

  38. ElijahLuvsCici April 12, 2011

    Ummmm. . . . anyways have yall seen them new video stills that leaked for Girl ? Beyyy finna slayyy

  39. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN April 12, 2011

    @ S***

    Trent Already Heard The Song & He Has It! >:(

    He Is Basically Dissin Her Saying It May Flop:
    “Beyonce’s single is a risk. It doesn’t sound like anything on the radio but the beat is crazy.”

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  40. verionica April 12, 2011

    ALICIA KEYS CANT SING CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT SHE MAKE GOOD MUSIC BUT THE B**** SOUND A MESS LOL HA HA NON SINGING ASS SHE ALWAYS STRAING HER VOICE WHICH MEAN SHE CANT HIT THE NOTES ALICIA KEYS IS OK BUT OVERRATED WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT BRANDY OUT SING ALOT OF THESE H*** ALICIA KEYS DONT DO NOTHING FOR ME YOU MIGHT LIKE HER BUT I DONT SORRY THIS IS HOW I FEEL THATS FINE YOU LIKE HER I DONT SO THE NAMING CALLING CAN STOP I DONT HATE EITHER YES SHE CAN SING BUT NOT HOW PEOPLE PUT HER UP THERE SHES OK BUT HER VOICE BE CRACKING ALOT THATS ALL IM SAYING SHE CAN TIGHTEN THEM VOCAL CORDS UP

  41. joi April 12, 2011

    you not lieing verionica alicia keys do sound like crap

  42. ????? April 12, 2011

    I used to not like alicia. But I’ve learned to respect her and her music. She’s not all that great vocally but when she is on it her voice is clear and strong and that you have to respect.It’s been 10 years since Songs In A Minor and she is still here..Congrats!!!!

  43. VERIONICA April 12, 2011

    I CAN RESPECT THAT SHE DO HAVE HER GOOD MOMENTS BUT I JUST DONT LIKE HER LIKE I DID AT FIRST POINT BLANK SHES OVERRATED AND PEOPLE PUT HER UP THERE TO HIGH BRING HER BACK DOWN TO WHERE SHE BELONG IF FANTASIA DIDENT HAVE ALL THIS BAD STUFF ABOUT HER SHE COULD SNATCH ALICIA KEYS SPOT REAL TALK IF FANTASIA CALM DOWN THE SCREAMING A NOTCH AND KEEP HER SHOES ON SHE COULD BE MORE FAMOUS AND SAY WHAT YOU WONT ABOUT FANTASIA BELIEVE THIS SHE CAN SING HER ASS OFF AND NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HER

  44. True Blue April 12, 2011

    @ Kavion:

    Do you REALLY need to ask?

    @ S***:

    I’m shocked you would defend someone who’s not Bey.

  45. S*** April 13, 2011

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN

    Oh, but Bey has ALWAYS taken RISK with her 1ST Singles, They NEVER sound like ANYTHING out & ALL became Hits. 😐 This is about to CHANGE THE GAME!!

    “u heard them chanting girl in the back then the Pon di floor beat drops added with another beat. Then Bey comes on and Says GIRL!!! We run this mother F-cking Ish! she says it like 3-4 times… Then she say Who Run The World? Girl! Who the run world? Girl. Who Run this Mother?! Girls, Who Run This Mother?! Girls… its so dope!”

    http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lbc7sim1QN1qada99o1_500.gif

    @ True Blue

    Did I really defend her?? LOL

  46. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN April 13, 2011

    @S***

    Yup That’s True & It’s Stupid For Trent To Say That Since He “Likes” Beyonce!
    Go To The Bey Post & See The Video I Put In My Comment You’ll Get A Good Laugh;)

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  47. Tru Voice April 13, 2011

    Really??? She did this crap last year when they wanted to make her look good when she stole Swizz Beats from Mashonda. Whitney should appear, she was the first honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Destiny’s Child should open again like the first show too. If Homewrekin Keys is gonna have a special, everyone should.

    P.S. I hope “Put it In A Love Song” finally comes out. It will benefit Bey and Alicia.

  48. theman April 13, 2011

    @Veronica there are many vacant buildings awaiting your arrival, don’t be late.

    @S*** Alicia makes great music and great albums, it’s funny that you say she doesn’t make great albums, yet thats what she’s known for, she’s a very consistent album artist. You are very much a laughing stock.

    Listening to @S*** is the equivalent, of listening to a person who can’t speak proper english, it makes no sense.

    Pointer > Nobody asked you about Beyonce’, what does the topic say in bold print, somebody snatch this chicks wig out of Beyonce’s a** already.

  49. Kim April 13, 2011

    You know something that yo ignorant B stans seem to forget. These two ladies are friends who hang out all the time. There is no competition here, they are totally different artist but to it seems that you guys feel the need to compare them for some reason. Hmmmm!! Idiots on the loose, unless she stole your man you are speculating and commenting on an issue that you know nothing about. 10 years strong and many more to go, she is a legand in the making. Only black people keep trying to bring her down to no avail. Sorry suckers.

  50. tru T April 13, 2011

    now this is one talented chick, no one beats alicia when it comes to talent , no one

  51. MORE April 13, 2011

    Alicia is untouchable! People who critccize her are jealous, bitter and idiots.

  52. theman April 13, 2011

    What i don’t get is why in every females post, Beyidiots, always gotta come with their nonsense, no ones paying you lames any mind, go dust off some windows or something. These are the same lunatics that are constantly accusing other people of hating on Beyonce’ yet they do it so freely to every other female artist. Atleast if your gonna yap then practice what you preach. They are just lost. They stay in LaLa land.

  53. JohnVidal April 13, 2011

    @theman
    Cosign!!!

    It´s clear Alicia Keys is true talent. And she made it with just that: her true talent for MUSIC. Like back in the day: Mariah, Whitney, etc
    The few people saying nonsense over here are probably envious people who can´t stand the fact Alicia writes and produces songs, including her own ones. I´ll leave it there

  54. Judge & Jury April 13, 2011

    Her voice has changed. She cant sing like she used to.

  55. Angel April 13, 2011

    I will definitely get tickets to this “special show”. I witnessed Alicia in concert and she is a super star musician. She is truly at her best at her piano. You can feel and see just how special her talents are.

    She really is a unique artist in this techo pop culture. Love her to pieces.

  56. VERIONICA April 13, 2011

    SHE STILL CANT SING IM JUST SAYING SHE HAVE AN OK VOICE DONT GET ME WRONG SHE CAN HOLD A NOTE

  57. whatever April 13, 2011

    @veronica… its okay to comment, but you contradict yourself with ‘she still cant sing, but she has an ok voice….errr???

    and for the record, her performance at the bet awards last year was not a tribute for herself..she performed for the prince tribute (at princes special request) and she sang another song as well, but it was not an akeys tribute!!

    why do we get upset about people celebrating their accomplishments? if the shoe was on the other foot, i bet no one would complain about people celebrating them….so chill with all that….

    and dont be so quick to pass judgement on her homewrecker status….were you there? were you sleeping with swizz, alicia, or mashonda? no…oh…then leave it be… cuz if people went diggin in your closet, they would probably come out with some dirt too…. ‘he that is without sin cast the first stone….

    nuff said….

  58. Sonya April 14, 2011

    @WHATEVER,
    I’m with you. None of us were there so we should just let it be. Alicia is a sweetheart and I can’t wait for the rerelease of that first album. I think it will be just as popular the second time around. She is definitely WINNING whether some of you like it or not. She’s doing her thing and your negative attitude and cyber bullying is not bothering her because she probably just feels sorry for people like you who have nothing better to do than stick your nose in her life and be bothered by what you THINK she has done. Take a look at your own life. Much respect and admiration for Alicia. Keep doing your thing. 🙂

  59. Gladis April 14, 2011

    I see all of the Beyonce stans flew to this Alicia post. Ignorant hos. Alicia Keys can sing, if you’ve NEVER been to her concerts, I wouldn’t expect you to know that. I prefer her over every other female artist today, including Beyonce. And veronica, ho shut up. Illiterate ass talking about Homewrecking and fantasia taking her spot. Do you confused individuals even KNOW Alicia Keys’ stats?Fantasia is FAR from achieving anything she’s ever done. Listening to that song “Speechless” Alicia Keys definitely has not lost her voice and I can’t wait to get this album. Don’t get angry because she’s performing again, just hope your fav gets a chance to. By the way, I don’t give a s*** about whatever song “Girl” or whatever you all are mentioning.

  60. SLAYICIA KEYS!! April 18, 2011

    Alicia Keys has sold nearly 40 million without gimmicks or compromising herself. Can you say the same for your favorite?
    That Goat goes where ever the wind blows.
    Gaga sell albums with controversy. Yall dumbasses fall for it.
    S****** is done.
    Christina, Cedric, and Miss Carried Baby are non-motherfucking factors.
    Katy Scerry can’t hold a note to save her life.
    Mary J sing whatever they hand her retarded ass.
    BeYAWNce is an overexposed thief. She p**** pops for dear life.
    Yall haters hang that homewrecking s*** over Alicia’s head. Mashonda & Swizz was done in 2007! Way before Alicia. Know ya facts.

  61. Nita April 19, 2011

    I totally love her as a person and her as a musician…she actually has songs that will be remembered for years to come and thats something many artists don’t have today….WAY TO GO ALICIA…will definately buy watever she releases

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