The legendary songstress has a whole arsenal of hits to unpack, but for the docuseries' premiere, she and collaborators Jimmy Napes and Sampha broke down their process for writing and recording "3 Hour Drive," one of Alicia Key's best songs. Here's everything you need to know about that bop, as well as Alicia's 24 other greatest hits:. Alicia didn't have to drive three hours to create this hit, but she did fly about 10 hours from Los Angeles to London. As she explains on Song Exploder , her youngest son was still a baby when she travelled across the pond to record this song with British artists Jimmy Napes and Sampha. Alicia and Sampha had never met before, but she thought they were kindred musical spirits. They quickly bonded, and though it wasn't originally planned, Sampha ended up adding his vocals to the track.
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A classically-trained pianist, Keys began composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records. After disputes with the label, she signed with Arista Records and later released her debut album, Songs in A Minor , with J Records in The album was critically and commercially successful, producing her first Billboard Hot number-one single " Fallin' " and selling over 12 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in
Alicia Keys has already had a big week, and still has the weekend to look forward to when she hosts the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. Also on Keys' schedule is the release of her memoir More Myself on March To the say the least, Keys is having a big year. As we all prepare for more music as well as her tour and memoir, we thought it was the perfect time to listen through her discography and recap our favorites from her 6 previously released studio albums.
American singer Alicia Keys has released seven studio albums , two live albums , one remix album , four reissue albums , one extended play , seven box sets , 45 singles as lead artist, and six promotional singles. Keys released her debut album Songs in A Minor through J Records , after having had previous recording deals with Columbia and Arista. Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys , was released in December and sold eight million copies worldwide. In , Keys released her first live album , Unplugged , which again debuted at number one in the United States. Her biggest commercial success since "Fallin'", it remained at the top of the Billboard Hot for five consecutive weeks and became the song most listened to of in the United States. Departing from the classicist soul music of Keys' previous albums, Keys's fourth album The Element of Freedom introduced a mid-tempo, low-key sound and features mostly ballads. It became her first non-number one album in the United States and her first number one album in the United Kingdom. In , Keys's fifth studio album Girl on Fire was released. It sold , copies in its first week in the United States and marked her lowest opening sales for an album. On November 4, , she released her sixth album Here.