What happens when youÂ put Alicia Keys, Kanye West and John Legend in a room together? A smash hit, of course.
Ahead of her fifth studio album Girl On Fire, the 31-year-old singer took the stage for “VH1 Storytellers” to share the background on some of her biggest hits. In a sneak peek of the upcoming episode, Keys explains the magic in creating “You Don’t Know My Name” from her Grammy Award-winning album, The Diary of Alicia Keys.
“It was the first time that I ever worked with, at the time, aÂ kind of relatively unknown guy named Kanye West,” she tells the audience. “And he was thisÂ really excited guy.Â And he had this song out called ‘Through theÂ Wire.’ He’s always been a super passionate guy.”
Keys’ “VH1 Storytellers” airs tonight (Nov. 12) at 11 p.m. EST on VH1.