It was an enormous night time for Alicia Keys on the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
The Grammy-winning songstress was honored with the Innovator Award at L.A.’s Microst Theater on Thursday (Mar. 14). Whereas accepting the award from Jamie Foxx, she reminisced about her journey, beginning out as a “tomboy from Hell’s Kitchen” and studying to like herself.
“I’m lastly extra myself than I’ve ever been,” stated Alicia. “And although it’s a continuing course of, I encourage you to proceed to search out the ability and the wonder and the distinctive story in your individual journey.”
She additionally shouted out some as we speak’s new artists for uplifting her, together with Submit Malone, SZA, Tierra Whack, and Billie Eilish. “I wish to thank all of the artists out right here who proceed to interrupt the mildew, who proceed to encourage me,” stated Alicia earlier than thanking her husband Swizz Beatz and their sons. “You encourage me to innovate and create and keep sturdy and optimistic, and I really like y’all.”
Keys, who will launch her memoir More Myself in November, additionally took the stage to carry out her new single “Raise a Man” with a particular look from her son Egypt, who stole the present. After saying him as “the person that I get to boost,” the gifted eight-year-old performed piano alongside his mom earlier than exhibiting out with the floss dance.
The Mommy & Me second I’ve been dreaming ! WOW! Egy I’m in awe you! You’re so BRAVE and BEAUTIFUL and make me so PROUD! ❤️
The sensation I felt with you subsequent to me throughout this track? FULL BODY CHILLS. Your journey is simply starting and I’m so blessed to #raiseaman such as you 💥 pic.twitter.com/ttKGwTIRFZ
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) March 15, 2019
Taking to social media after the efficiency, Alicia was beaming with satisfaction. “The Mommy & Me second I’ve been dreaming ! WOW! Egy I’m in awe you!” stated Alicia. “You’re so BRAVE and BEAUTIFUL and make me so PROUD! The sensation I felt with you subsequent to me throughout this track? FULL BODY CHILLS. Your journey is simply starting and I’m so blessed to #raiseaman such as you.”
Egypt’s résumé is already spectacular. On the age 5, he produced “Untitled 07 – 2014 – 2016” for Kendrick Lamar.
In the meantime, Alicia’s youngest son Genesis was additionally stealing hearts. Whereas seated in his father’s lap, he waved to Taylor Swift, who couldn’t assist however blush.
“Truly my son Genesis I believe is perhaps tryna take Taylor out later tonight,” joked Alicia throughout her acceptance speech. “He’s engaged on it. I’m unsure the way it’s gon’ go, however it seems fairly good proper now.”