The Voice judge Alicia Keys is featured in the March 2017 issue of Glamour Magazine.
Though Alicia Keys gone on to achieve envy-inducing levels of professional and personal success—selling 35 million records and winning 15 Grammys; marrying producer Swizz Beatz in 2010, with whom she has two sons, Egypt, six, and Genesis, two; and maintaining enough millennial cachet to land a giant swiveling red chair next to Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine on The Voice—Keys, 36, has never compromised that emotional tie to her fans.
On her latest album, Here, she lets us in even closer. “Why are the numbers on the scale like a god to me?” she asks on “Girl Can’t Be Herself,” a stunning statement about how far we haven’t come in the fight for self-love. And then, on “Blended Family,” she plays the role of doting stepmother, telling Beatz’s three children from previous relationships: “I think you’re beautiful / I think you’re perfect / I know how hard it gets / But I swear it’s worth it, worth it.”
“I love being a mom. And I think what I love the most is the way it makes me think about what’s important and what’s not important. What to fight for and what to just be cool with. What it is that I’m teaching through example and what it is that I was taught that I don’t want to teach. You can be very fulfilled as a mother, but that can’t be the only way you are fulfilled. What about being a woman? What about being yourself? Your awareness of what’s happening in the world? It lives altogether in a way that makes a whole. I guess I’d say I’m the wholest I’ve ever been.”
The Voice premieres February 27th at 8/7c NBC.
Photo Credit: Carter Smith for Glamour Magazine