Alicia Keys looked ageless while posing at the 2021 VMAs in a skin-tight bodysuit and killer boots. Her breathtaking beauty proved second to none, despite appearing make-up-free.
Singer Alicia Keys proved age is just a number in new photos, looking amazing as she posed in a figure-hugging bodysuit at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
The 40-year-old, who became a professional singer and songwriter as a teenager, did the honor of performing on-stage at the VMAs as part of the star-studded lineup.
Alicia Keys posing for a photo. | Photo: Getty Images
KEYS AT THE VMAS
The 15-time Grammy winner graced the award show, which took place on Sunday, September 12, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
She thrilled the audience with an amazing rendition of her new single, "LALA," with Swae Lee. Making the performance more praise-worthy, the songstress was backed by "spectacular city views," as dictated earlier in a statement issued by Key's Camp.
Keys' appearance at the 2021 VMAs was hardly her first. She has graced the VMA stage at least six times, her first appearance being in 2001.
Alicia Keys at Variety's "Power of Women: New York" at Cipriani Wall Street on April 13, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images
She rendered a ground-breaking performance at the VMAs in 2016, sending the crowd at Madison Square erupting with applause.
In 2014, she teamed up with rapper, Nicki Minaj, to work her on-stage magic on the song "Girl On Fire." 2007 saw the songwriter team up with Jay Z.
In 2007, she crooned "No One" at the MTV show, while in 2004, she performed alongside Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder.
DRESSED TO KILL
While Keys' vocal skills and powerful lines were enough to make the audience swoon, she crowned the enchanting effect with her figure-teasing outfit.
Keys stormed the stage in an all-black ensemble, taking to Instagram to share photos from the event. The shots showed the mom of two, clad in a tight-fitting bodysuit, paired with a pair of knee-high boots and a massive silver chain.
Recent years have seen Keys venture into some mind-blowing projects.
Her earrings matched the silvery shimmer of her neckpiece, which bore a custom pendant with the name "Keys," inscribed over a set of piano keys designed on it.
The star donned a black and white jacket over the stunning outfit, completing the look with her hair styled into a long braided ponytail.
The icon showed off the length of her ponytail in one of the shots, holding it up with her left hand. The other shots showed Keys leaning onto the brick wall of a hallway, with a smile plastered on her face.
NATURAL AND GLAM
In all four pictures, the "Girl On Fire" crooner proved herself a natural beauty, posing without a trace of makeup. Fans noticed her daring looks, immediately flooding the comment section with praise for her gorgeous looks and stunning curves.
Keys is no stranger to appearing in public without makeup. The songstress famously excluded cosmetics from her daily routine in 2016 and has stuck to going make-up-free ever since.
During an interview, the star explained her decision to do away with makeup. She divulged that she had to break free after realizing she depended on them to make her feel confident.
Shortly after quitting the artificial beautifiers, Keys started a #NoMakeup social media campaign, stressing how empowering and liberating it was to break free from makeup dependency.
KEYS' NEW DUET
In addition to bringing out the goddess in Alicia Keys, the 2021 VMAs also marked the first live performance of her new duet, "LaLa."
The duet, a collaboration between Alicia Keys and Swae Lee, has met favorable reception since its debut, joining previous songs like "Girl On Fire" and "No One," which became hits.
"GIRL ON FIRE" BOOK ADAPTATION
Recent years have seen Keys venture into some mind-blowing projects, one of the latest being her adaptation of "Girl On Fire" into a graphic novel.
The announcement of the upcoming book went public in August and has since left fans anticipating. Keys explained that the idea for the book has been in the works since she first wrote the song.
In a statement she revealed while writing the song, all she had in mind was "that girl in the back row" who needed someone to tell her there was nothing she couldn't do.
With the help of Andrew Weiner, she successfully translated the song into the story of a 14-year-old girl with telekinetic powers.