Early this morning, Alicia Keys took to her Twitter and Facebook accounts to show the world her album cover and release date for her album "Girl On Fire". The album marks her 5th studio album and it will see a release on November 27th.
The lead single will indeed be "Girl On Fire" which will hit radios and iTunes on September 4th. Right after that, on September 6th she will take the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to give her first live television performance of the single. Check out the press release below.
ALICIA KEYS LIGHTS UP GIRL ON FIRE: FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM DEBUTS NOVEMBER 27th Keys to Showcase Title Track and First Single “Girl On Fire” with a Special Live Performance at the MTV VMA’s on September 6th First Single “Girl On Fire” to be available on iTunes and at Radio on September 4th LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 24, 2012 – Fourteen-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and producer, +Alicia Keys, will release her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Girl On Fire, on November 27th (*US date, intl dates may vary) on RCA Records.
Keys will showcase the powerful and infectious title track and first single from Girl On Fire with a special electrifying performance at the +MTV Video Music Awards on September 6th at 8:00 p.m. ET airing live from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The first single, “Girl On Fire,” will be available on iTunes and at radio on September 4th. “’Girl On Fire’ is about finding your voice, about being unleashed and about trusting your instincts and trusting yourself,” says Keys.
“I can’t wait to share it with the world.” Girl On Fire features powerful anthems and intimate ballads, led by Keys’ signature soulful voice and personable and relatable lyrics. Keys collaborated with acclaimed and emerging talents, including longtime song writing partner, Krucial, Grammy Award-winner Babyface, renowned writer and vocalist Jeff Bhasaker, critically-acclaimed artist Gary Clarke Jr., up and comers, Pop and Oak, as well as emerging talent from the U.K., Emeli Sandé and Jamie XX, among others.
The songs on Girl On Fire are anchored by Keys’ powerful vocals and trademark piano, but are sonically broadened by heavy drums, electric sounds, reggae and future soul, which gives the album an evolved, modern-day feel while simultaneously sounding like a classic body of timeless music. The album features an inspirational mix of the rich sounds Keys discovered while recording and traveling the world, particularly time she spent in London and Jamaica, layered within her New York City roots.
In June, Keys gave fans a sneak peek to new music on the album by releasing a lyric video for the booming anthem, “New Day.” A full track listing for Girl on Fire will be announced shortly.Source:: Sony Music Entertainment
This is the kind of promotion people would KILL for. All of Alicia's things are happening back to back, which is the key to success. You can't announce a single and then release a video 5 months later and start performing it 6 months later. That shit needs to happen on the same day! (not really)
You announce a single, it must be out within a week or so... immediately after, we need a live performance or video. That way the buzz and mojo will still be flowing and people won't lose interest. Not only that, but her album is also dropping smack dead in the Holiday shopping season. I'm almost positive that Ciara album will drop the same day.
This will happened because it's guaranteed sales. People will buy albums for the holiday as gifts and what not, plus they all go on sale. So I'm sure this album will do just fine. I'm anxious to hear the single. I hope it's fire! I also forgot to mention how HOT this cover is! I absolutely love it. She looks like she's on fire!! OOOUUUUCH!!! I just can't believe it!