I wish you a very happy birthday! I know how much your family is important for you so I hope you’re having a beautiful day with all your relatives. I wanted to pay a tribute to your music so hopefully you will like the video I made for you.
But I also take this opportunity to tell you a few words.
I met you on June 24th 2013 in Paris. Believe me it was the most beautiful day of my life.
I will never forget the amazing hug you gave me. It has totally made my life! But guess what? I was so intimidated by your smile, your kindness, and your eyes that I didn’t find the words. Yet I had so many things to tell you. Sometimes writing is easier than speaking so let’s go!
I deeply love you since 2001. The first time I saw #Fallin video I couldn’t take my eyes off my TV screen. Today I’m proud to see how much you evolved. You became a beautiful, strong and inspiring woman. I look at you and it gives me confidence in the future. It’s been a while I used to let people decide for me, but now I want to express myself and take my own decision. So I’m trying to trust me, to believe in my dreams and in my judgment. #BrandNewMe lyrics are a real source of inspiration.
Your whole music is an inspiration for me: your voice, the lyrics, the piano, the beats… Everything! I love how generous you are especially with the #akfam. The Vault is just the better idea ever! Sharing all these personal things with us… You’re so kind!
And your replies on twitter are priceless. There is no word to describe how I felt when I saw your name in my mentions.
So I just want to thank you for everything. I want you to know that I love you since Day #1 and I will love you forever.
Have a blessed day Alicia.
Lycia Etz (@dearaliciakeys)