R&B music heads have compared Keyshia Cole to Mary J Blige, Chloë Bailey to Beyoncé; and now, the most unexpected comparison has been made. In a face-to-face interview, Alicia Keys and Kehlani can be analyzed both by their similarities and differences as artists growing and evolving in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
Alicia celebrates the 20th anniversary of the album that started it all, Alicia Keys: Songs in A Minor, while Kehlani teases us of her new project she’s creating that will probably blow our minds. In this engaging conversation, the two artists, who come from two different generations, give us seven best tips for embracing your power as an artist.
1. Be yourself
Alicia praises Kehlani and let’s her know how much she admires her for being upfront with who she is as a person, never letting the industry noise interfere with that self-awareness. 2. You deserve privacy
As an artist, people will want to know your every move; this includes fans, media, enemies…frenemies. Alicia and Kehlani discuss how privacy can be golden and is needed in some capacity throughout their daily routines.
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