Despite maintaining a relatively low music radar through the end of 2013, Alicia Keys still managed to snag her 15th Grammy this Sunday for Girl on Fire (Best R&B Album). A main fixture in the industry since 2001, A. Key’s talent for “sangin'” and tickling the ivories have garnered her some of the best live performances in over a decade. Whether she be behind a grand piano or swaying her hips in front of a live band, this wife and mother constantly proves why she is a future icon.
Flip the page for some of her best live performances (in no particular order).
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“Noone” and “Freedom” at the 2007 MTV VMA’s
“Teenage Love Affair” and girl group medley at the 2008 BET Awards
“Empire State of Mind” at the 2009 MTV VMA’s
“If I Ain’t Got You” and “Georgia On My Mind” at the 2006 Grammys
“Fallen” and “A Woman’s Worth” at the 2002 Grammy Awards
“Troubles” live in Amsterdam in 2002
“My Boo” ft. Usher at the 2004 American Music Awards
“Unbreakable” at MTV Unplugged in 2005
Medley at 2008 Superbowl Pre-show
“Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” in 2008 at The View
“Unthinkable (I’m Ready) at 2010 AOL Sessions
“Girl on Fire” ft. Nicki Minaj at 2012 VMA’s