March 12, 2013 at 7:30pm
In support of her latest album, “Girl on Fire,” multiplatinum singer Alicia Keys has scheduled a 24-city trek that will end on April 18 in Chicago. From there, the singer is expected to continue on to Europe. On March 12, the singer will be in Los Angeles for a performance at STAPLES Center. Performing with her will be Grammy award-winning artist, Miguel.
In an interview with The Times, Keys spoke candidly about the newfound confidence she showcases on "Girl On Fire," and said that despite being a decade into a career that boasts more than 35 million records sold and 14 Grammys, she had finally found herself on the album
"I think its mostly just stepping into your womanhood," she said. "I knew I was going to call the album 'Girl on Fire' the minute that the song was done. It felt so right and accurate for what I've been going through and what I've been feeling.
"[The album] is really about finding your own passion, finding your own flow and standing in your own space. And just being fully and completely yourself," she said.
"Girl On Fire" (RCA Records) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #1 on the Top Digital albums chart. Since the 2001 release of her monumental debut album, "Songs in A Minor," Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments. Keys has sold more than 30 million albums and 25 million singles sold worldwide. She is also an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.
For more information on the event, visit the STAPLES Center events page online.