It was a giant 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 Microsoft Theater on Thursday (Mar. 14). While 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 regardless that it’s a continuing course of, I encourage you to proceed to search out the ability and the sweetness and the distinctive story in your personal journey.”
She additionally shouted out a few of right this moment’s new artists for uplifting her, together with Post Malone, SZA, Tierra Whack, and Billie Eilish. “I wish to thank all of the artists out right here who proceed to interrupt the mould, 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 robust and constructive, and I 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 proficient eight-year-old performed piano alongside his mom earlier than exhibiting out with the floss dance.
The Mommy & Me second I’ve been dreaming of! WOW! Egy I’m in awe of you! You’re so BRAVE and BEAUTIFUL and make me so PROUD! ❤️
The feeling 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 of! WOW! Egy I’m in awe of you!” stated Alicia. “You’re so BRAVE and BEAUTIFUL and make me so PROUD! The feeling 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. At the age of 5, he produced “Untitled 07 – 2014 – 2016” for Kendrick Lamar.
Meanwhile, Alicia’s youngest son Genesis was additionally stealing hearts. While seated in his father’s lap, he waved to Taylor Swift, who couldn’t assist however blush.
“Actually 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 undecided the way it’s gon’ go, nevertheless it appears fairly good proper now.”