Alicia Keys’ delayed album is finally dropping this Friday

And she also has a one-night-only performance in the works.
September 14, 2020 2:00 p.m. EST
September 15, 2020 1:08 p.m. EST
Alicia Keys has a voice and a musical talent like no one (*sings* “nooo one! Noooo onnnne!”), but fans have been kept on edge for all of 2020 after her much anticipated album was delayed because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Originally, the pianist/songstress double threat was set to release her latest effort, titled simply “ALICIA,” on March 20th, but the entertainment shutdown and a sensitivity to timing delayed the album until May 15th, after which is was postponed indefinitely. But the “Fallin’” singer announced on Monday the 14th that our long national nightmare is finally over.“September 18th! Oh, oh, oh, ohhhh!” she announced in a creative video posted to her official Twitter account. Wearing phat gold hoop earrings and a striking fuscia top, she announced the new album release date after showing a montage of fan posts on social media begging for updates on their fav crooner’s latest studio album. Hours after posting about the new album on her official Instagram, she also revealed that a one-night-only virtual performance is also in the works entitled, “Unstaged.”[video_embed id='1858207']RELATED: Here’s why Alicia Keys missed her first Grammy win[/video_embed]“I’m performing the music from ALICIA and other favs in a visual, sonic and emotional wonderland that @americanexpress helped me bring to life!!” she captioned her post, which featured a colourful, short video of her fading into focus. “One night only!! I can’t wait to rock with you. I’ve missed you so much! Will you be there?? “
RSVP’s and tickets can only be purchased through the track-listing for “ALICIA” hasn’t been shared just yet, we have a sneaking suspicion some of the songs she’s released in recent months might make the final cut, such as "Time Machine,” “Underdog,” “Show Me Love” (featuring Miguel), “So Done” (featuring Khalid), “Love Looks Better,” “Perfect Way to Die” and “Good Job.”Keys has had a busy 2020 despite quarantine and the entertainment shutdown. After hosting the Grammys earlier this year, she also engaged in an epic piano battle with mega-star John Legend to celebrate Juneteenth.Other much-anticipated releases that were forced into a delay because of the pandemic include Lady Gaga’s latest album “Chromatica,”which was finally released in May, and the new James Bond flick, No Time To Die, which is set to drop this November.[video_embed id='2034760']Before you go: Kelly Clarkson opens up about divorce, calls her 2020 a 'dumpster'[/video_embed]

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