However, that chapter is now closed and all parties have moved on.“I’m so excited for you to hear this song,” Keys wrote on Instagram. The understanding, compassion and support we’ve found is a powerful testament to the healing that comes when we choose love. “‘Blended Family’ is a true testament of love, growth and healing,” Mashonda wrote. Blessings to you @aliciakeys @therealswizzz.”Listen to “Blended Family” below.

“I’m BEYOND proud of the work that the three of us most consciously applied to bettering ourselves for each other and our children’s sake.

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In May 2016, she unveiled a series of fresh-faced photos on Instagram and published an essay in Lenny, Lena Dunham’s newsletter, called “Time to Uncover.” In it, she detailed her growing discomfort with conventional beauty standards, how they've induced anxiety in her and other women, and the ways in which misunderstandings of her were rooted in people's perception of her physical presentation.

“Before I started my new album, I wrote a list of all the things that I was sick of.

Keys' most recent effort, Girl on Fire (2012), sold just over 750,000 copies in the US.

The much-ballyhooed decline of music sales aside, the turmoil in Keys’ personal life seemed to partly impact the album’s relatively inauspicious showing.

At the BET Awards in June, she sang a medley of new songs, dressed in boho garb and rounded bebop shades while she banged on a drum machine and crooned into the abyss of gape-mouthed amphitheater guests.

At the VMAs in late August, she appeared in a red-and-black gown, rocked a misty Afro puff, and recited a spoken-word poem in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Makeup-free and clad in loose clothing, she sang a combination of old songs and new, including “In Common,” a romantic nod to populism.

The DNC appearance and a slew of performances on summer awards shows seemed to mark Keys’ return to pop-culture relevance, after a few relatively quiet years out of the spotlight, save for a mini-arc on Fox’s Empire in 2015.

(In a 2006 episode of The Office, Michael Scott, a caricature of white fragility, bragged about attending a Keys concert.) In 2002, SF Gate called her a “critical and commercial sweetheart.” Songs in A Minor went on to sell more than 6 million copies in the US and garnered Keys five awards at the 2002 Grammys, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, and Best R&B album.