Alicia Keys Covers Essence January 2013

Alicia Keys is red hot on the January 2013 issue of Essence magazine. Alicia talks the mag about spiritual makeovers and how she learned to say no in order to create a more balanced approach to her world. She also dishes about being unprepared for Hurricane Sandy in her Manhattan apartment with her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, and their 2-year-old son, Egypt. She says “After the third or fourth tuna fish sandwich, and after we learned we’d be without power for a week, I called my mother, who lives Uptown. She was okay and hadn’t lost any power, so we ended up going to her house. We were pretty lucky.”

Her new album Girl On Fire is in stores now.