Alicia Keys is being honored in a big way!
The 38-year-old musician was awarded the iHeartRadio Innovator Award at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday (March 14) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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“It means so much to be honored as an Innovator. When I first started out, nobody was like ‘look at that tomboy from Hell’s Kitchen…what a fantastic innovator she is,’” she joked to the crowd, “Nobody said that.”
She went on to talk about her journey in the music industry.
“We hate ourselves, and instead, all we have to do is love who we are,” she told the crowd. Watch her speech below!