In a brand new interview, RnB singer Alicia Keys has revealed how her iconic ballad If I Ain’t Received You almost went to Christina Aguilera.
Talking to Stereogum, the 39-year-old mentioned that within the early 2000s Aguilera requested her to put in writing a music for her, with Keys finally providing the yet-to-be recorded music, If I Ain’t Received You.
“I do know I may write one thing fireplace for her. So time handed and I hadn’t written the music but. And [the label] was like, ‘Do you’ve got something for Christina?’ I bear in mind I had only in the near past written If I Ain’t Received You,” mentioned Keys.
“I instructed my A & R [artist and repertoire] on the time, ‘Let’s play her If I Ain’t Received You’.”
Fortunately he refused.
“He mentioned, ‘Are you f***ing loopy? We’re not giving her that music. Are you out of your thoughts?’ I used to be like, ‘Why not? I am going to write 100 extra of these, it is fantastic. I feel she ought to hear it. I do not actually assume it is a huge deal.’ However I believed, ‘Tremendous, I am going to go write one other music.'”
“I’ll always remember that I’d have given away If I Ain’t Received You.”
Launched in 2003 because the second music of her second studio album The Diary of Alicia Keys the music achieved crucial and billboard acclaim. The ballad gained the 2005 Grammy Award for Greatest Feminine R & B Vocal Efficiency and obtained a nomination for Track of the 12 months which went to John Mayer’s Daughters.
Nevertheless, Keys and Aguilera did collaborate on the 2002 music Inconceivable which was written, produced and featured each artists.
“It was such a cool vibe for us to have the ability to work collectively throughout these occasions,” mentioned the No One singer.
Talking concerning the music to Advanced in 2011, Keys mentioned her hit love music was really impressed by the loss of life of fellow singer Aaliyah, who died in 2011 from a airplane crash.
“The music thought got here collectively proper after Aaliyah handed away. It was such a tragic time and nobody wished to consider it. It simply made all the things crystal clear to me – what issues, and what does not.”