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So growing up around this big dichotomy definitely influenced my music.Keys explained that she is grateful for growing up where she did as it prepared her for the parallels in the music industry, particularly as she was a teenager starting out; she could maintain a particular focus and not derail herself.
I really saw everything: every negative I could possibly see from the time I could walk until now; and also every positive, every bright future, every dream that I could possibly see.
Classical piano totally helped me to be a better songwriter and a better musician... And I understood how to put things together and pull it together and change it. It opened a lot of doors because it separated me from the rest. Keys remained so occupied with her various pursuits that she experienced her first burnout before adolescence.
The dedication that it took to study classical music is a big reason why I have anything in this life I think. Before her 13th birthday, she expressed to her mother that she was too overwhelmed and wanted to disengage, at which point her mother took some time off with her and encouraged her to keep focusing on piano.
She, along with Jack White, recorded "Another Way to Die" (the title song to the 22nd official James Bond film, Quantum of Solace).
Her fourth album, The Element of Freedom (2009), became her first chart-topping album in the UK, and sold 4 million copies worldwide.
Keen on dissecting music, Keys continued developing her songwriting and finding her own 'flow and style" through her exploration of the intricacies in different music.