Alicia Keys Recruits Female Musicians In A Classical Rework Of "If I Ain’t Got You"

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 26: Alicia Keys attends Netflix's "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" world premiere screening event at Regency Village Theatre on April 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/WireImage)
Alica Keys Performs "If I ain't Got You" with 70 women of color.

During the longevity of her career, Alicia Keys has highlighted the talents of upcoming musicians. This time, she has reached into her two-decade-long career to ask for assistance from an additional group of musicians. Alicia Keys called upon a group of women of color to assist her in reworking an orchestra version of her song "If I Ain't Got You." Additionally, the group entails 70 women of color.“If I Ain’t Got You (Orchestra Version)” was created for the soundtrack to the Netflix series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

In an interview with Billboard Alicia detailed the process of forming the group. “The entire idea was quite ambitious,” she said. The group of women came from numerous parts of the world including Egypt, Bardos, South Africa, and Sweden. During the performance, each of them was dressed in Victorian-styled fashion. Additionally, the Netflix series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is based on the same timeframe of Victorian wear. Staying true to her stance on women's empowerment, this performance embodies the same essence. “My mother is definitely a feminist for sure. She raised me, and that desire for equanimity and fairness was really instilled in me, and then I would see how it will come out in my songs,” she says. 

Alicia Key's Chills-Giving Performance

Moreover, The original version of her song "If I Ain't Got You" was released in 2004. The song is a single from Alicia's second album The Diary of Alica Keys. The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Top 100's chart during its release and spent 6 weeks on the chart. Alica also won a Grammy for the song. Additionally, the song is six times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The reworked version of the song comes 20 years after its release.

Furthermore, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is currently in its first season on Netflix. The soundtrack also includes instrumental covers of songs from Sza and many more. Alicia is also now on her Keys to Summer world tour. She will be stopping in North America later this year. Will you be catching her on tour? Let us know in the comments below.

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