Alicia Keys is celebrating her 20th anniversary as a recording artist with a YouTube Originals docuseries.
The 15-time Grammy winner released a trailer for Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories, on Wednesday, in which she talks about the joy and the pain of her life as a singer, mother, and wife.
“When I’m making music, I’m exposing all of my secrets, and I’m very uncomfortable being exposed — but I guess not so much anymore,” she says in the opening of the clip. “I am just inspired to be completely uninhibited in all my glory and greatness…We’re not holding back!”
In an emotional segment with her mother, Terria Joseph, Alicia reveals the pain of her father leaving them when she was two years old.
“As a kid, when someone doesn’t show up for you, it hurts,” the 40-year-old entertainer commented. “I didn’t want to be hurt anymore.”
Looking at Joseph, she continued, “You have always been my mother and my father, and I know its hard.”
The trailer features highlights from Keys’ entire life, including concert performances, recording sessions, and a look back at her wedding 11 years ago to husband Swizz Beatz.
“On this journey that I’m on, as an artist, as a mother, as a wife, I’m always fighting not to sacrifice any part of myself for success,” Alicia declares.
All four episodes of Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories will premiere for free September 30 on Keys’ YouTube Channel.
Monday night, the “Girl on Fire” singer hosted an after-party for the Met Gala at Cipriani in New York City. Attendees included Queen Latifah, Michael Jordan, Lil Nas X, Leonardo DiCaprio, Zoe Kravitz, Channing Tatum, Serena and Venus Williams, Regina King, Lupita Nyong’o and Ciara, plus many more.
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