This Girl’s Essence Cover Is On Fire! Alicia Holds It Down For January 2013

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December 4, 2012 ‐ By

Alicia Keys is no stranger to the cover of Essence magazine, but we must say this may be her most stunning photo yet. The singer has been proclaiming to be on fire since gearing up for the release of her new album, approproiately titled, “Girl On Fire,” which was released last Tuesday. Now, she’s talking to Essence about her new look, motherhood, and learning to say no. Essentially, it’s Alicia’s new day.

As Essence tells it:

This girl is on fire! With her fifth studio album recently released and a worldwide tour to prepare for…Alicia Keys is busy! Here, the 14-time Grammy Award-winning artist, AIDS activist, wife and mom talks to ESSENCE about spiritual makeovers—and how she learned to say no in order to create a more balanced approach to her world. Keys—who lives in SoHo with her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, and their 2-year-old son, Egypt—also talks about being unprepared for Hurricane Sandy. After scrounging through the cupboards, scrambling to find something to eat that didn’t require cooking, she shares:

“…After the third or fourth tuna fish sandwich, and after we learned we’d be without power for a week, I called my mother, who lives Uptown. She was okay and hadn’t lost any power, so we ended up going to her house. We were pretty lucky…”

Alicia also proves that being a girl on fire doesn’t mean you’re a one-woman superwoman. She told the mag:

“It’s okay if I can’t do every single thing. I finally understand that it doesn’t make me a lesser artist or human being…”

We know that’s right.

Essence says the magazine hits newsstands December 7, but I already peeped a hard copy today. Will you be buying?

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  • Annette

    Does Alicia Keys have stock in Essence magazine?

    • Numero Uno

      Seriously tho

  • MissWildfire

    2013 Essence covers:

    February- Beyonce

    March-Tyler Perry

    April-Gabrielle Union

    May- Michelle Obama

    June-Nia Long

    July-Queen Latifah

    August-Jada Pinkett and Willow Smith

    September-Beyonce, her mother, and Solange

    October-Barack and Michelle Obama

    November-Taraji P. Henson

    December-Tyler Perry and Oprah.

    • Numero Uno

      Same ol same ol I see. We don’t have enough black celebs that some folks will be on twice in one year? geez

  • http://twitter.com/Normally_Weird driven

    Alicia is trying so hard to come back. hang it up alicia.

  • Tamz

    No shade here, she looks pretty.

  • Kaori

    I haven’t bought a magazine in years!

  • Patricia

    Essence still has not yet learn the lesson about putting the same people on the cover. When will they learn? I hate to do this, but I will not be renewing my subscription to Essence.

  • Kitsy

    This is why I no longer read Essence – tired covers of the same tired celebrities. Time to call it a wrap, Essence!

  • Cleo

    ….giving this the sideeye

  • Royaltee

    she looks like Paula Patton in this cover. Cute!!!

    • Kaori

      Ha! She does!