ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS

The queen of showing off unexpected swaths of skin (see: here, here, here and especially here) picks a keyhole-cutout gown with pleating at the neckline and waist for the Children's Rights Benefit in N.Y.C.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS

Also following N.Y.C. dress code at the Mister and Pete screening, the singer goes for texture-on-texture, wearing a shimmery black sweatshirt-like top with shiny leather pants.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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ON HOLD

ON HOLD

Also at the screening: the film's executive producer and music master Alicia Keys, who can't keep her hands off hubby Swizz Beatz Wednesday night.

From: Star Tracks: Thursday, October 3, 2013

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RAISE YOUR VOICE

RAISE YOUR VOICE

Alicia Keys lends a hand (make that two!) during Saturday's Global Citizen Festival, where she took the stage in New York City's Central Park to raise awareness on the issue of extreme poverty. "I see the struggles," she told the audience. "No matter where we go, we all deserve a chance at life."

From: Star Tracks: Monday, September 30, 2013

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VOICE CONTROL

VOICE CONTROL

Alicia Keys gives it her all while performing Friday on the conclusion of Good Morning America's summer concert series in N.Y.C.'s Central Park.

From: Star Tracks: Monday, September 2, 2013

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ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS

Welcome to another episode of lessons in layering with Alicia Keys. She pairs a floral-printed blouse with a two-toned jacket, then adds black skinnies tucked into high-top wedges from her new Reebok Women's collection at the brand's Live With Fire Event in N.Y.C.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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WITH OPEN ARMS

WITH OPEN ARMS

Alicia Keys finds herself up in arms in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday while announcing the BlackBerry Scholars Program, which offers four-year scholarships to outstanding female students around the world.

From: Star Tracks: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS

The singer tops her cutout leather Jason Wu custom frock with Robert Lee Morris jewels, a Tonya Hawkes clutch, Casadei heels and a few red highlights in her hair.

From: Met Gala 2013: Hollywood Gets Their Punk On!

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ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS

This girl is on fire … and our stomach muscles are burning too just thinking about what Alicia's daily workout must be like.

From: Crazy for Crop Tops

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ALICIA KEYS: <br   />AN ICY DAY AT SUNDANCE

ALICIA KEYS:
AN ICY DAY AT SUNDANCE

On a day when the temperature at Sundance dipped below zero and ice was everywhere, it's a little tough to understand Alicia's impulse to reach for her massively stacked boots. But hey, that's why she's famous and we're not.

From: Stars Wore High Heels Where?!

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FIRED UP

FIRED UP

She's not a girl on fire – she's smokin'! Alicia Keys goes on red alert Tuesday night while performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, another stop on her "Set the World on Fire" tour.

From: Star Tracks: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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"I think Egypt kissed Blue ... and I don't think Jay liked it very much. He called my husband [Swizz Beatz] and he was like, 'Umm ... watch your son.'"
Alicia Keys, on 2-year-old son Egypt putting the moves on Beyoncé and Jay-Z's baby girl Blue Ivy, 13 months, on The Wendy Williams Show

From: 10 Best Celeb Quotes This Week

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SWEET EMOTION

SWEET EMOTION

Alicia Keys shows her affection for husband Swizz Beatz as the couple kicks back at Monster's House of Hype after-party in L.A. "I love what my wife did," he gushed to PEOPLE about Keys's Grammy performance. "She surprised me playing drums tonight."

From: Stars Hit the Grammys' Party Scene

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ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS

Proving a short crop can be versatile, the singer goes for lots of volume in the front, slicked sides and not a hair out of place in the back. All the better to show off her sexy black gown.

From: Amazing Hair from Every Angle

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ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS

When there's more skin than material, the word cutouts doesn't really apply. The singer wears what's essentially one long reptilian-print strap around her torso attached to a mermaid-style skirt.

From: What Wardrobe Memo? Style Rule Breakers at the Grammys

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ALICIA: MILD TO WILD

ALICIA: MILD TO WILD

What's the opposite of an LBD, which Alicia Keys wore a year ago to the Grammys? An LCMT, also known as a Little Cropped Mock Turtleneck, the top she paired with a high-waist red maxi in January.

From: From Mild to Wild: Stars' Style 180s

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ALICIA KEYS'S JACKET

ALICIA KEYS'S JACKET

"I saw Alicia on TV watching the Knicks wearing a sick leather blazer. Want want want." – Beatrice
The singer was totally winning at the game, thanks to this A.L.C. "Margaux" leather number, currently on sale for $836.50 in black and $597.50 in mustard (down from $1,195).

From: You Asked, We Found: Star Looks

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ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS

We don't know if we'd be brave enough to take on Gwyneth, but the bold star definitely does this cutout gown justice at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes.

From: What's Her Best Side?

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ALICIA VS. GWYNETH

ALICIA VS. GWYNETH

There are very few women who could pull off this obliques-baring, backless Michael Kors number, but Alicia and Gwyneth are among the select group.

From: Fashion Faceoff

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ALICIA VS. MILEY

ALICIA VS. MILEY

On Alicia, this zip-up, cut-out halter is sort of edgy and fashion-forward. On Miley, the identical top has us all doing alarmed double takes.

From: Fashion Faceoff

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PHONING IT IN

PHONING IT IN

Alicia Keys takes the stage at the unveiling of the BlackBerry 10 phone Wednesday in N.Y.C., where the singer made her debut as the company's creative director.

From: Star Tracks: Thursday, January 31, 2013

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FRENCH CONNECTION

FRENCH CONNECTION

Alicia Keys stuns on the red carpet in a revealing cutout gown alongside husband Swizz Beatz at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, on Saturday.

From: Star Tracks: Monday, January 28, 2013

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ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS

Skin is apparently very in! Also at the 40 Principales Music Awards, the singer wears an equally revealing look: a black dress with sheer panels, plus strappy heels and statement earrings.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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ALICIA KEYS & JENNIFER HUDSON

ALICIA KEYS & JENNIFER HUDSON

Keys makes some noise Friday while promoting The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, for which she serves as executive producer alongside its star, an equally animated Jennifer Hudson.

From: Sundance Film Festival Photo Booth Fun

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TRUNK SHOW

TRUNK SHOW

"Time to shine tonight," she says of her array of bling – earrings, cuffs, necklaces and rhinestone-studded Christian Louboutins – while getting ready for the inaugural ball.

From: Alicia Keys's Exclusive Inauguration Photos

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RED-Y TO ROCK

RED-Y TO ROCK

Looking radiant in a backless red matte jersey Michael Kors gown, the singer teases, "The dress; what do you think? ;-)" She gets our vote!

From: Alicia Keys's Exclusive Inauguration Photos

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THE FINISHING TOUCH

THE FINISHING TOUCH

"Getting ready for the first of THREE inaugural balls and feeling grand!!! Can't wait! ;-)" the singer says before making her way to the festivities, where she performed "Obama's on Fire," a riff on her latest hit, "Girl on Fire."

From: Alicia Keys's Exclusive Inauguration Photos

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AMERICAN IDOL

AMERICAN IDOL

"Such a powerful image!" Keys says of this picture she took of the Washington Monument. "I believe in our future!"

From: Alicia Keys's Exclusive Inauguration Photos

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FIRST FAMILY TIES

FIRST FAMILY TIES

"Excited to share this incredible day with our son," says the superstar of this family portrait.

From: Alicia Keys's Exclusive Inauguration Photos

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ON OUR WAY

ON OUR WAY

"Ready to head to the National Mall!" says Keys, who is joined by husband Swizz Beatz and son Egypt, 2. "Such an incredible day for our children."

From: Alicia Keys's Exclusive Inauguration Photos

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HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN

HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN

"So proud to be a part of President Obama's second inauguration," says the singer, showing off her passes to the big event.

From: Alicia Keys's Exclusive Inauguration Photos

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