Alicia Keys' New Album Coming This Year / by

Reported exclusively on Rap-Up, it has been confirmed that a new Alicia Keys album will be hitting stores this year. Check out the video below.

“We do got a release coming this year, but I can’t speak on it yet,” said Krucial at last weekend’s ASCAP 2nd Annual Grammy Brunch at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood.

“Last week we was in the studio working on stuff,” he continued, sharing that the collaborators will once again be working hand in hand on the follow-up to 2009’s The Element of Freedom. “Don’t fix it if it’s not broke.”

While their chemistry in the studio hasn’t changed, one thing has following the birth of Alicia’s son Egypt. “The writing is the same. The only thing changed is the schedule. We leave earlier now. No more to-the-crack-of-dawn stuff—at least not for now.”

That comes as good news because I was one of the people waiting on another single to be released from "The Element of Freedom". What happened to the Beyonce assisted "Put It In A Love Song". The video had been shot several months ago, and was just put to rest. Maybe she will include it on the deluxe edition on the new album. Who knows, but I really wanted to see the video for that. New album, new material, new things to write about, I'm excited about this one.