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Alicia Keys Was Told to 'Step It Up' on 'The Voice'

Alicia Keys Was Told to 'Step It Up' on 'The Voice'

Alicia Keys is one of the new judges on The Voice and she’s opening up about how she struggled with pitching herself to the contestants at first.

The Grammy-winning singer opened up about the show while making an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (November 4) in New York City.

“I’m not good at [pitching myself]. I wasn’t good at that,” Alicia said about trying to land a singer for her team when multiple judges turned their chairs. “I’m not a pitcher. I’m not a salesman. It’s weird.”

“I guess I wasn’t really doing a good job for a little while because my creative partner and manager said to me, ‘I’m going to need you to step it up,’” Alicia added.

Click inside to read how Alicia Keys was told to step it up…

“‘I’m going to need you to drop like 15 Grammys on them. I’m going to need you to talk about why you’re the only woman on there who is a producer, and a writer, and an artist. I need to you to step it up.’ I was like, ‘okay,’” Alicia added. Watch the video below!


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