From The Vault: Alicia Keys – ‘A Woman’s Worth’

Published: Sunday 3rd Jul 2011 by David

Ten years ago, the world first fell in love with Alicia Keys and has kept fallin’ (pun intended) ever since. This week’s From The Vault journeys back to one of Ms. Keys earliest smash, the neo-soul ballad, ‘A Woman’s Worth’.

Serviced as the second single from her near-flawless debut ‘Songs In A Minor’, the track underscores the importance of mutual respect in a relationship.

With Alicia’s vocal delivery on the track reminiscent of a certain Ella Fitzgerald, along with the jazzy undertones of the production, this could be considered yet another 50’s throwback.

Yet the subtle Hip-Hop vibe as well as the hooks and catchy chorus are exactly what took the song from “old-school” to “radio smash” territory.

Numerous artists have tried to take that route of “back-to-basics-with-a-modern-twist” that Ms. Beatz has built her career after, but her genuine passion for that era in music and the rawness of her voice (as well as heartfelt lyrics and great live showings) are definitely what make this young lady the leader of the pack.

AK is currently celebrating a decade of success and, we here at That Grape Juice think that the mother of one shouldn’t have any problem celebrating another 10 years should she continuing staying true to her music.

Your thoughts?

*That Grape Juice is giving away 3 signed copies of Alicia’s anniversary edition of ‘Songs In A Minor’. Click here to find out how you can win!*

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  1. Stoney-Brie July 3, 2011

    Best female artist of our time!

  2. TR July 3, 2011

    …Now this is the Alicia Keys I rember!! Classic song song-shame now she’s descended to being a hypocritical, husband-stealing trollop!!

  3. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 3, 2011

    I didn’t even need to click play.I remember the song as if it was released a month ago. (Btw, I hope that the beginning of the 4th paragraph was not Christina Aguilera shade)

  4. True Blue July 3, 2011

    Indeed one of her best songs. There’s no denying that when she’s good, she’s REALLY impressive, but it’s too bad that she’s so terribly inconsistent.

    *waits to get jumped by AK stans*

  5. aisha aguilera keys July 3, 2011

    I LOVE A Keys! Thank you TGJ!

  6. say what July 3, 2011

    say what you want about her but her music is hot classic you will be singing 10 20 years to come. not some crap like beyonce katy perry and rhianna make, stupid bubblegum music for kids.. i cants see single ladies or man down being that great in 10 years time lol

  7. Malibu Barbie July 3, 2011

    YES!! GOT THAT ALBUM! back when ppl made good music

  8. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-BAHAMAS♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ July 3, 2011

    CLASSIC!

  9. Nikki July 3, 2011

    Classic!!!! This lady will be around for a loonnnnnnnnng time to come. Thanl God!!

  10. Jasmine July 3, 2011

    That guy in the video is so fine! He was in another video from her first CD too.

  11. feven July 3, 2011

    I was 9 years old when this song came out, I loved it and still do. A Woman’s Worth is my favorite song by Alicia Keys

  12. nice_gurl July 4, 2011

    I was listening to this only a couple of weeks ago. One of my faves. And I agree with @Jasmine: he is a fine man and he was in the Fallin video.

  13. cassidybarrett July 4, 2011

    This song’s been in my Ipod for 10 years now and I’m not joking! This is the AK I loved and respected so much. It’s my all-time favorite song along with her cover of Prince’s “How come you don’t call me anymore”.

  14. bey’knight July 4, 2011

    @say what

    single ladies will always be great. it has become pop culture phenomenon and i f u listen close. u’l realise its a strong statement of female pride. so much has been borne from that song, latest is queen latifah’s tv series am no rihanna fan but man down is a bit random dont u think.

    beyonce and rihanna are different artists from alicia keys. should respect that

  15. say what July 4, 2011

    @ bey knight the very fact that beyonce s your pic says it all, another worshipper lol. sinlge ladies great lol please, maybe in you music collection but this does not count as great music in my ears.. female pride lol what a joke….. lol lol so much….

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