Exclusive: Alicia Keys Recalls Biggest Moment of the Decade
The BoomBox had the pleasure of sitting down by the piano with Alicia Keys this week when she came to our New York City studios for a six-song Sessions taping. Topics ranged from her new album ‘The Element of Freedom’ to porcelain frogs (long story). The songstress also shared what she considers to be the biggest moment of the decade.
“I can’t believe it’s going to be 2010,” Keys says as she stares up and seemingly begins to reflect on the past 10 years. “It’s been such a momentous decade for me. There is just going to be more to come. I have to say, the most momentous moment of this decade was probably having us electing Barack Obama.”
The singer, like most of her entertainment peers, was a big supporter of Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign. Keys sported pro-Obama t-shirts during performances, attended the inauguration with her mom Terri Augello and, in March 2009, posed as Michelle Obama for Glamour magazine’s tribute to American Icons.
“[It was] huge, major strides for us, and I feel like as a global community, there is a positivity about that. I feel like it just really helped to shift a lot of peoples minds and thoughts into a bigger way of thinking. I think that’s really necessary and I think that’s very momentous for us.”
Look out for Alicia Keys’ AOL Sessions, coming in January.