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Alicia Keys – Better You, Better Me

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys’ debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Fallin'” becoming the second American recording artist to win five Grammys in one night. Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.

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Keys made guest appearances on several television series in the following years, beginning with Charmed. She made her film debut in Smokin’ Aces which included Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds, Taraji P. Henson, Jeremy Piven and also went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries which starred Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamitti and Chris Evan in 2007. Her third studio album, As I Am, was released in the same year and sold five million copies worldwide, earning Keys an additional three Grammy Awards. The following year, she appeared in The Secret Life of Bees with Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo, and Dakota Fanning, which earned her a nomination at the NAACP Image Awards. She released her fourth album, The Element of Freedom, in December 2009, which became Keys’ first chart-topping album in the United Kingdom. She released her fifth album, Girl on Fire, in November 2012, which became Keys’ fifth chart-topping album in the United States. Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards and has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. Billboard magazine named her the top R&B songs artist of the 2000s decade. In 2010, VH1 included Keys on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Billboard magazine placed her number ten on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years.[10] BlackBerry (formerly RIM) named her as its Global Creative Director at the Blackberry 10 Experience event in New York City on January 30, 2013. Keys then opened Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 3, 2013, by singing the U.S. National Anthem. Wikipedia®.

Alicia Keys – Better You, Better Me

Alicia Keys – Better You, Better Me Lyrics:
I look into the mirror
And see a different girl
Hiding from herself with
Not a care in the world
Her smile pretends to fool
Those she chooses to please
If they could only see the tears she cries for help
See, I have been that girl
Didn’t know which way to turn
Then one day I turned to me

I told myself to wake up
It’s gonna be a brighter day
I just have to believe that
My dreams won’t have to wait
At times I’ve lost my mind
Had to look deep inside
And find a way to get over
Had to swallow my pride
I searched the world for and answer
But I’ve been searching too far
Because I’ve been here all along

I’m here to make a statement
My place I’m here to claim it
Don’t tell me what my name is
I Know
I’m gonna make it
I’ve come to far to lose it
Gotta stay focused
And find a better me

Feels like forever
Trying to work it out
Sometimes you’re gonna fail
And you know
Sometime it will rain
But the sun will come
When u think it’s all said and done
You know u see the light
And everything is alright
You can do
Whatever you put your mind to
Cause you’re all that you need
Like I do just believe.

You’re here to make a statement.
You’re place you’re here to claim it.
You know just what your name is.
No Go.
You’re gonna make it.
You’ve come to far to lose it.
Gotta stay focused.
And find a better me.

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