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Alicia Keys Learns Lessons in Love

Alicia Keys Learns Lessons in Love

Sweet songbird Alicia Keys graces the July 2008 cover of Seventeen magazine, on newsstands June 3rd. The singer-songwriter opened up to the mag about her major mistakes, lost loves and how she’s finally following her heart.

On her current friendships: “I don’t have a ton of friends. That’s too much work. So most of my friends are girls I’ve known for years. I mean we were 4 years old together, or we met each other in high school, or junior high school, so I’ve known them for a long time. Most of them are great people and don’t even look at me like ‘Alicia Keys’ – they are my great, wonderful sisters.”

On what she’s learned about love and dating: “I wouldn’t deal with a guy who didn’t know how to make me feel really loved. If you’re not totally head-over-heels adoring and loving me at every moment, I’m not even into you. I need that. I think we deserve people who really, really love us. Like whether you’re a thousand miles away or right there, you need to make the person feel special, and you have to feel special too.”

On being a perfectionist: “Yes, I definitely am. But I’m realizing it’s okay for things to not be perfect. Like even with relationships – I think we get into them, and we have these ideas of how it’s supposed to be. And when it starts not to feel right, we think we can make it right. But when it’s not right, I have to say, Something’s wrong and I have to figure out what it is so I can feel happier.”

Alicia learned to play the piano at six, got her first acting gig on The Cosby Show at five, and has won 75 awards since her first album dropped. For more info on Alicia, visit

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  • yeahhh

    yay! i love her!!!

  • The Boy Next Door

    she needs face replacement surgery.

  • llove

    love her !!!!

  • Shinkai


  • jade

    I love the beautiful Alicia. She always has such a sweet smile and she’s a wonderful singer!

  • dj

    Is she saying she would want some guy to tell her he loves her every 5 minutes, or am I just misunderstanding what she is saying? That sounds like it would be annoying.

  • SDf

    ewww >.<

  • GurL

    she is AMAZING!!!!

  • CelebrityFanChat Raph

    she looks pretty

  • LIZ


  • Alena Santos mendez brown

    fuck vanessa. Alicia you are beautiful you are the definition of true talent love you and ya music

  • Vfan

    Wow seventy five awards thats a lot!%^&


    She has won 80 awards not 75.. Get it right!

    I love Alicia!!!

  • liz

    Alena Santos mendez brown~Just put star you don’t have to put ****!

  • Sarah

    gonna buy that…

  • celebrity autographs

    She seems really down to earth. That’s what I like about her because she doesn’t come across as a diva at all.

  • Daniel E. Friedman

    I like her common sense with respect to perfectionism. It is okay not to be perfect.

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