Alicia Keys Samples Kanye West on Birthday Release 'That's What's Up'

Alicia Keys
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Alicia Keys performs onstage during BET Networks 2016 Upfront at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 20, 2016 in New York City. 

On her birthday (Jan. 25), Alicia Keys gifted fans with the emotional track "That's What's Up." The liberating number samples Kanye West's The Life of Pablo cut "Low Lights." (Keys' husband, producer Swizz Beatz, also contributed to some of the tracks on West's album.)

Opening with the Bible verse that begins "You want me to give you a testimony about my life," the singer/songwriter delivers high notes about her gratitude: "Time and time you've lifted me up, Lord knows you'll never let me down, now that's what's up."

Keys shared the track in a Facebook video that features the soulstress in a robe and towel, singing from the bathtub while partaking in a bubble bath and sipping on red wine.

Last November, Keys secured her seventh No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her sixth studio effort, Here.

Celebrate AK's bday with "That's What's Up" below.


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