Alicia Keys stands out from the stars in a bright red kooky outfit at Billboard’s 13th Annual Women in Music in NYC
She aspires to gather all the talented women together to take more charge in the music industry with new initiative She Is The Music.
And Alicia Keys ensured she stood out from the slew of stars at the Billboard’s 13th Annual Women in Music, at Pier 36, in New York City on Thursday.
The 15-time Grammy Award winner, 37, power dressed in a scarlet suit and accessorised with a hat for the awards night celebrating women in the music scene.
Ravishing in red: Alicia Keys stood out from the stars in a bright red kooky outfit at Billboard’s 13th Annual Women in Music, in New York City on Thursday
Award-winner Alicia kept warm in a red turtleneck jumper with a hood which covered her raven-coloured locks.
The Fallin’ hitmaker showcased her natural complexion when she only topped up her features with a light coating of make-up.
For a touch of sparkle, the amazing musician added a jeweled brooch to one of her trendy burgundy boots.
Good looks: Award-winner Alicia kept warm in a red turtleneck jumper with a hood which covered her raven-coloured locks
Alicia took to the stage to discuss the worldwide initiative She Is The Music to celebrate women’s talent in the music industry.
The initiative aims to help bring female producers, engineers, musicians, artists coming together to make a mark on the industry.
Alicia said: ‘I feel so blessed to be in this room. It’s a powerful room, filled with women. Love to everybody. It’s a beautiful celebration. We’re here to celebrate these beautiful women – to hold each other up and to let each other shine.
‘It’s a genuine thing. It’s that spirit. We’re honouring sisterhood. It’s really powerful and important.
Suits you Alicia! The 15-time Grammy Award winner, 37, power dressed in a scarlet suit for the awards night celebrating women in the music scene
‘We’re like hang on a moment, why are only 22 percent of pop songs by female artists? Why are only 12 per cent of these credited to female songwriters?
‘It’s crazy. Our world is 50/50. Our talent is spectacular. What can we do to ensure our industry reflects that?
‘But it’s not that I’m down on men. Let’s not turn this into the wrong thing. My man is totally into this. So many men have reached out to me to say count me in. It’s pivotal to She Is The Music.’
Elsewhere, Ariana Grande was honoured to be selected as Billboard’s Woman of the Year at the star-studded celebratory party.
From the heart: Alicia took to the stage to discuss the worldwide initiative She Is The Music to celebrate women’s talent in the music industry
Hoping for change: The initiative aims to help bring female producers, engineers, musicians, artists coming together to make a mark on the industry
The No Tears Left To Cry reflected on how it was one of the ‘best years’ in her career but one of the ‘worst years’ of her life.
She said: ‘This is really special. I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years in my career and one of like the worst years in my life.’
The Thank u, next hitmaker was likely referencing her turbulent romantic life.
Ariana was romantically involved with the late Mac Miller from September 2016 until May this year, months before his fatal overdose from alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.
Social butterfly: She caught up with the Billboards Women In Music award-winner Ariana Grande after the bash
The singer also embarked on a whirlwind romance with Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson in June but the couple’s engagement came to an end in October.
Ariana honestly said: ‘I’m just saying that because I feel like a lot of people would look at someone in my position right now I guess – Woman of the Year, an artist that could be at her peak, reaching her you know, whatever, and think, you know, “She’s really got her s*** together, she’s really on it, she has got it all”.
‘I do, but as far as my personal life goes I really have no idea what the f*** I am doing. So yeah, it’s been a very conflicting one.
‘I just want to say if you’re someone out there who has no idea what this next chapter is going to bring, you’re not alone in that.’
Beaming beauty! The pair joined forces with Janelle Monae after the successful evening celebrating women