Friday, May 19, 2017

Did Alicia Keys Wear Out Her Welcome on The Voice?


Earlier this month R&B singer Alicia Keys announced she was leaving NBC talent competition show The Voice to work on her new album [click here if you missed that].

Were Alicia's co-workers happy to see her go...?

Sure sounds like it.

From Crazy Days and Nights
Blind Items Revealed
May 12, 2017
The last time this multiple Grammy winner/nominee had a hit record was almost five years ago. Even that was not huge. A hit, but not huge. You would never know it by the way she acts on this network reality show. It is as if Mariah had returned to American Idol. The demands are never ending and she is not very nice when they are not immediately met. She believes her demands should come first before anyone else. No one will miss her after the season.
Alicia Keys

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

hope she put some makeup back on... looking awful.....................girl get you some covergirl.

Anonymous said...

she was overrated to begin with. Most of her hits if not all were written by others.

biracial chix get a pass.

Sunni Daze said...

^^^^ they love to celebrate the mediocrity. Just look at how they get hype when they see white woman dancing like black women. We do do it better, but they are celebrated.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:46 and 8:57 AM:

Truest shit I've seen/read today.

Anonymous said...

It doesnt matter she hasnt had a huge hit in 5yrs, shes been Alicia Keys for the past 17yrs! Her name alone gives her privilege. Its amazing how dismissive it gets when it comes to Black artists. Julia Roberts gets magazine covers all the time and hasnt had a hit movie since 2000! Im not a big A.Keys fan, but I wont take from her what shes earned.

Anonymous said...

I used to really like Alicia when she first came out but then that whole weirdo move with Swizz just changed my thoughts on her and now, I don't find any enjoyment on any of her music post Swizz. Hopefully her new album will spark my interest again...

Anonymous said...

@8:46 Ain't that the truth. She been getting a pass,but where are the hits? Somebody tell this woman makeup is your friend. She's giving me San Fran dyke in that above pic.

Anonymous said...

8:46, 8:57, 9:51, & 10:18 better tell it! Are we all just going to act like Alicia Keyes doesn't sing off key? Or that Clive manipulated the Recording Academy to rob India Arie that year? India is over it but I'm not.

Celebrating mediocrity (Julia Roberts included 9:57) has gotten the country into the mess it's in now!

Anonymous said...

@8:46

Girl BYE Alicia cowrote and produced ALL her songs and not "Beyonce co-wrote" either.

@10:26

India Arie wasn't "robbed" of shit the public favored Alicia over her which is why Alicia is still a somebody in 2017 and India hasn't been
anyone since 2002.

OT: I said she would be fired shortly after joining. Keys is talented, but yes overrated and has the ego of Bono. Until she releases another hit album she needs to be humble.

PhxSun said...

I agree with all y'all. Also, her "pseudo protesting" fake hippy vibe about stupid crap she only cares about grates on my nerves. Yeah, it's Friday and I'm still annoyed!

Anonymous said...

11:05 if you really think Grammy wins are based on what the "public" wants and not behind the scenes shenanigans I have a bridge I can sell you. Clive wanted his "project" Keys to win that year. Lauryn Hill had gone off the reservation and they were looking to cash in via a replacement (re: crunchy granola, but not "too black.")

You never read that Blind Item that she didn't sing a note on her first album, which is why she sings off key in the studio and live?

Here you go:

http://crazydaysandnights.net/2009/11/happy-anniversary-and-todays-blind-items-mv-revisited-with-new-clues.html

Anonymous said...

@10:26 - yes, and we're also going to act like all her songs don't sound alike.

Anonymous said...

Surprising...she presents herself as being really humble....

Anonymous said...

@11:23

You are dumb as hell that was enty's MV blind and it refers to J LO! lol he revealed that last year. There is plenty of LIVE footage of Keys singing (well and not so well). The fact is no one gives a fuck about India Arie which is why the only time she's brought in is in relation to her LOSS all those years ago.

Anonymous said...

@11:23

And you are also misinformed on another point. By the early 00's Whitney career was at a halt due to slowed record sales and changing trends. By that point she was deep into her drug addiction and her diva issues was at an all time high (Oscar snub). That gave Clive motive to switch gears and start J Records. The first artist he signed was OLIVIA because the slim, singer/dancers was in at the time. Olivia flaked out and Keys became his new it girl. If anyone Keys OWES for her career it's Whitney for falling off (and she knows this), Clive taking an interest, and Jeff Robinson for putting her in the game in the first place. She knew how to produce, write and play piano before she got in the industry, but it was her team up with KERRY BROTHERS is what garnered her hits. Without him her music's trash and no one cares about him alone so they need each other.

Just FYI.

Anonymous said...

12:19 & 12:31 ~ Alicia, when are you releasing new music? Is it true that you lip sync? Whatever happened to the that butch girl in West Harlem you kept as an alleged jump off for years? I'm not 11:23 but inquiring minds want to know. (I assume this is Alicia or her PR people so I thought I'd ask.)

Anonymous said...

^^^New music or not, all her songs are off key and really do sound the same. Next!

Anonymous said...

Welp. 12:31 has shut this thread down! LOL

and to the peeps taking shots at India.Arie...sista is doing well for herself. She tours with her idol, the legendary Stevie Wonder, and is given much respect and time on stage WITH him. She may not be on the charts, but I'd say she's successfully living her dreams!

If I could have been on stage with MJ I wouldn't give two shits about popularity...

Anonymous said...

@1:13

1) She'll release her new album when she figures out what sound she wants to go for. Her husband is busy with his "protege" right now so it wont be his sound. My guess is she'll get Jeff to oversee it to piss her husband off enough to come back to her.

2) I'm sure she has lipsynced during concert at certain times like most of your faves.

3) Broke up with her in the early 00's. Too much drama.

Anonymous said...

Alicia was just always alright since the beginning. what made her stand out was that she was considered more "conscious" when she came out. at the time it was the height of very sexy black female singers (ashanti, bey, etc.) so folks were willing to tolerate her medicore singing, because she at least was singing about substance seemed really geniune about being "woke." then the drama happened with swizz beats. he must really be the cats meow because she has pretty much ruined her career for him. then the "singing" became worse, her ego more obnoxious, and the songs bland. she might be able to bounce back, but she wasn't that amazing to begin with and she is now "old" in a youth obsessed business.

Laa soul said...

With all due respect to the earlier poster India Aire was absolutely relevant and had hits, and talked about real issues, but Clive was going to protect his investment. I have Alicia's first cd and India's cds. IMO India had much more substance in her music than Alicia

Anonymous said...

@2:38 That's the truth! As much of a non-singer she is, she has remained the most relevant female artist next to Bey for years. Its been:

1.Beyonce
2.Alicia Keys
3. Insert popular singer of the moment

Since 2003! Third spot used to be Ashanti, then it was Rihanna, now its Adele.

Anonymous said...

@Laa

Stop no one was checking for India until the grammys nominated her for all those awards (which was probably orchestrated by Clive as well). She even said herself she didnt sell that many records so she was shocked when all those nominations came. She was simply used as a foil for Keys. No one has checked for India since then.

Laa soul said...

@3:31pm okay we can agree to disagree on this no problem. And if Clive used India in his plot, which I will never believe because of all the manufactured images in the industry then he could have dusted somebody off and created someone else to compete with Alicia.

Hell he had the resources for the sake of her WINNING. My guess is he knew India's music was a major contender against Alicia that was solid with substance.

Meanwhile you can sing I'm falling in love with you while I'm singing Brown Skin, Not your average girl in a video, Interested, Voyage to India and Good Man.

Anonymous said...

@Laa

Why are you convinced Clive bought Keys grammys? You do realize that she has won like 10 more since then right? Clive hasn't been a factor in her career in years. The public clearly favored Keys over Arie (the proof is in the post).

And I own albums by BOTH women as well. Peace.

Laa soul said...

@6:42pm I have my opinion and you have yours.But again it's a blog where we can share what we think. Peace and Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

12:31 You're right her ish hasn't popped since Krucial had his touch on it.

Anonymous said...

And whoever said whitney fell off lost it, in the 200s up until her last album whitney was still a multi platinum singer. Maybe not like in 80s but her numbers always surpassed A keys. YOU CAN CHECK THAT OUT

Anonymous said...

@10:44

I checked it out and you are incorrect. By the 2000's Whitney's voice was GONE. Her image was a PR disaster to her drug addiction and her shitty marriage. Clive was over it so he moved on to the next. Whitney's album "Just Whitney" released in 2002 has sold exactly 1 million copies to this day. Akeys first album released a year prior sold 6 million. That is all.

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