Alicia Keys' biography almost reads like fiction. The (now) 27-year-old Keys appeared on The Cosby Show at the age of four. She started playing piano at the age of seven, with her favorite composer reputed to be Frederic Chopin. By the age of 16, she had graduated from high school as her class valedictorian. And at the age of 20, her first album, Songs In A Minor, had debuted at #1 in Billboard.
Ms. Keys, it would seem, was born to succeed, and she's kept on doing so. To date, she's sold over 30 million records and has won 11 Grammys. And so it is that Framed is quite happy to feature her video for "Teenage Love Affair" off of her 2007 LP, As I Am, an album that sold over a million copies in its first two weeks of release. According to Keys' website and fan club, the video is based on Spike Lee's 1988 film School Daze, and it's somewhat entertaining, although not wildly so.
The Framed bottom line? What do you guys think? Should we have never featured this video in the first place or are we masters of choosing videos? Are our captions getting incredibly better on a weekly basis? Shouldn't Framed, in fact, be elected President of the United States simply because our captions are so beyond-the-pale wry?
- Frederic Chopin
- Alicia Keys