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Thread started 05/05/10 1:06pm

Mstrustme

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Alicia Keys Refuses to Record a Song Unless She Can Sing It Live




Alicia Keys won't record a song if she can't sing it live. The "Doesn't Mean Anything" singer won't rely on studio trickery to help her voice and is prepared to scrap tracks if she can't get the vocal right.

"I never use Auto-Tune, or anything like that," she said. "I won't have that software in my life. I don't others using it. But if I can't sing on my own, then I'm not going to record it."

Alicia is always writing new songs and even uses her phone to make notes when she feels creative. She added to Q magazine, "I made some notes on my cell phone a couple of days ago. I've got an old idea on there called 'Holy Love'."

"But the new one is just a title, 'The Day After the Night Before'. It's going to be about love and romance, but it could be about someone waking up and deciding they don't like the curtains in their bedroom."

http://www.celebrity-mani...12842.html

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Reply #1 posted 05/05/10 1:11pm

ABeautifulOne

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Alicia girlfriend some of the material you can't even do live. Do I really need to snatch out some of those "No One" performances where you strained to do the chorus???
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Reply #2 posted 05/05/10 1:11pm

nursev

Pretty picture of her and I hope she comes with some uptempo stuff this time besides sleepin this rest of her latest stuff bores me silly lol
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Reply #3 posted 05/05/10 1:13pm

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ABeautifulOne said:

Alicia girlfriend some of the material you can't even do live. Do I really need to snatch out some of those "No One" performances where you strained to do the chorus???



hmmm
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Reply #4 posted 05/05/10 1:17pm

Harlepolis

The girl is full o' shit, it ain't even funny lol
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Reply #5 posted 05/05/10 1:18pm

Cinnie

ABeautifulOne said:

Alicia girlfriend some of the material you can't even do live. Do I really need to snatch out some of those "No One" performances where you strained to do the chorus???

Took the words out my mouth

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Reply #6 posted 05/05/10 1:47pm

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ABeautifulOne said:

Alicia girlfriend some of the material you can't even do live. Do I really need to snatch out some of those "No One" performances where you strained to do the chorus???

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Reply #7 posted 05/05/10 1:48pm

Timmy84

The girl CAN'T sing live or she struggles hard to try to sing in places she can't reach without straining herself.
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Reply #8 posted 05/05/10 2:33pm

motownlover

she makes up titles of songs and then writes them . ok razz
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Reply #9 posted 05/05/10 3:18pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

ABeautifulOne said:

Alicia girlfriend some of the material you can't even do live. Do I really need to snatch out some of those "No One" performances where you strained to do the chorus???



No comment
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Reply #10 posted 05/05/10 3:22pm

thesexofit

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I thought she was a decent performer when I saw her on tv a few years ago. Certainly better then most rnb artists out there.

"Try sleeping with a broken heart" was an odd one though. Reminded me of Expose somewhat. Kinda cool she did something different on that one.
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Reply #11 posted 05/05/10 3:38pm

ernestsewell

Alicia Keys Refuses to Record a Song Unless She Can Sing It Live

Never stopped her before.
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Reply #12 posted 05/05/10 3:59pm

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ernestsewell said:

Alicia Keys Refuses to Record a Song Unless She Can Sing It Live

Never stopped her before.



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Reply #13 posted 05/05/10 5:09pm

Cinnie

ernestsewell said:

Alicia Keys Refuses to Record a Song Unless She Can Sing It Live

Never stopped her before.

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Reply #14 posted 05/05/10 5:10pm

Timmy84

ernestsewell said:

Alicia Keys Refuses to Record a Song Unless She Can Sing It Live

Never stopped her before.


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Reply #15 posted 05/05/10 8:14pm

maria1999

You all are being too critical. Not everyone's voice sounds perfect all of the time. So what, if she strains, she's singing live....not memorex!
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Reply #16 posted 05/05/10 8:26pm

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maria1999 said:

You all are being too critical. Not everyone's voice sounds perfect all of the time. So what, if she strains, she's singing live....not memorex!


Her voice hasn't sounded perfect since Diary of Alicia Keys.
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Reply #17 posted 05/05/10 8:28pm

ernestsewell

maria1999 said:

You all are being too critical. Not everyone's voice sounds perfect all of the time. So what, if she strains, she's singing live....not memorex!

You didn't read the thread. Fact is she CAN'T sing a lot of her songs live. She does that whole arrogant glance, chuckle to herself, like she's in on some mighty joke that the rest of us peasants can't grasp. The harder she tries to be street, the more she's just barf
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Reply #18 posted 05/05/10 9:18pm

maria1999

ernestsewell said:

maria1999 said:

You all are being too critical. Not everyone's voice sounds perfect all of the time. So what, if she strains, she's singing live....not memorex!

You didn't read the thread. Fact is she CAN'T sing a lot of her songs live. She does that whole arrogant glance, chuckle to herself, like she's in on some mighty joke that the rest of us peasants can't grasp. The harder she tries to be street, the more she's just barf


Ok, my comment was in regards to what you and others have said about her singing. The thread said that she won't be recording any songs that she can't sing live. Someone said that it hasn't stopped her before and everyone was off and running about her previous concert performances. I did read the thread and the comments that followed.
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Reply #19 posted 05/05/10 9:21pm

Cinnie

Fuck it, if you wanna take it there... Nevermiiiind the live performances, she was straining to sing "No one" ON RECORD too. ON HER ALBUM, I still don't know what note she was hitting on that third line whistle "you can be shooooowhoooahhh"

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Reply #20 posted 05/05/10 9:26pm

midiscover

ABeautifulOne said:

Alicia girlfriend some of the material you can't even do live. Do I really need to snatch out some of those "No One" performances where you strained to do the chorus???


faint

IMO, people give her way too much. She's not all that of a good singer confused
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Reply #21 posted 05/05/10 9:35pm

maria1999

Cinnie said:

Fuck it, if you wanna take it there... Nevermiiiind the live performances, she was straining to sing "No one" ON RECORD too. ON HER ALBUM, I still don't know what note she was hitting on that third line whistle "you can be shooooowhoooahhh"



Hmmmmm..... lol
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Reply #22 posted 05/05/10 9:42pm

maria1999

midiscover said:

ABeautifulOne said:

Alicia girlfriend some of the material you can't even do live. Do I really need to snatch out some of those "No One" performances where you strained to do the chorus???


faint

IMO, people give her way too much. She's not all that of a good singer confused


You're right. None of the ones that get all of the accolades are. She's definitely no Monica.
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Reply #23 posted 05/05/10 9:42pm

Cinnie

lol well, we only brought up live performances because Alicia did
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Reply #24 posted 05/05/10 9:43pm

Cinnie

maria1999 said:

midiscover said:



faint

IMO, people give her way too much. She's not all that of a good singer confused


You're right. None of the ones that get all of the accolades are. She's definitely no Monica.


Monica's the schitt. nod
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Reply #25 posted 05/05/10 9:46pm

midiscover

maria1999 said:

midiscover said:



faint

IMO, people give her way too much. She's not all that of a good singer confused


You're right. None of the ones that get all of the accolades are. She's definitely no Monica.


exclaim
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Reply #26 posted 05/05/10 9:49pm

maria1999

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maria1999 said:



You're right. None of the ones that get all of the accolades are. She's definitely no Monica.


exclaim


You don't like Monica?
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Reply #27 posted 05/05/10 10:00pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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maria1999 said:



You're right. None of the ones that get all of the accolades are. She's definitely no Monica.


Monica's the schitt. nod




J Records pore so much money in A Keys. They make sure that woman stay on top. Poor Monica had to go through so much to get her record out. J Records didn't even send enough copies to the retail stores for it to sell correctly. Monica had to get on the phone and call her own record company & demand them to put more Cd's in the store to sell. That is sad.


Alicia just sat home while her Cd shipped platinum....The music business is very shady and cater to who they want to.
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Reply #28 posted 05/05/10 10:03pm

midiscover

maria1999 said:

midiscover said:



exclaim


You don't like Monica?


I do.

I was agreeing with you lol
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Reply #29 posted 05/05/10 10:25pm

Cinnie

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Cinnie said:



Monica's the schitt. nod




J Records pore so much money in A Keys. They make sure that woman stay on top. Poor Monica had to go through so much to get her record out. J Records didn't even send enough copies to the retail stores for it to sell correctly. Monica had to get on the phone and call her own record company & demand them to put more Cd's in the store to sell. That is sad.


Alicia just sat home while her Cd shipped platinum....The music business is very shady and cater to who they want to.


The new Monica is amazing.

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