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Nostalgic Scoop: Alicia Keys Reveals She Was Almost a Member of 3LW!

Alicia Keys is making a surprising revelation about her musical past.

The 40-year-old “Girl on Fire” singer revealed during Wired‘s Autocomplete interview on that she was nearly a member of the girl group 3LW before her own solo debut.

“My second band that I was in, was kind of like one of these projects that are put together by people, and they heard I sang and they were like ‘oh, maybe you could be a part of it’…it didn’t work out with me, but eventually they came out. I think their name was Little Women, but I was never part of that,” she explained.

If you didn’t know, 3LW stood for 3 Little Women, and was made up of Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams and Naturi Naughton.

3LW, was formed in 1999 and their debuted with their hit “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)” in 2000. The single quickly rose to the top of the charts after its release and the group put out their debut self-titled album later that year. One year later, Alicia debuted with her own global smash hit, “Fallin” in 2001.

Shortly after 3LW's success, Naturi Naughton, left the group and claimed that there were conflicts within the group.

She was eventually replaced by Jessica Benson in early 2003 after Williams and Bailon, signed on to appear in Disney Channel’s Cheetah Girls movie.

As the New Jersey native and The Real cohost became more involved in the Disney group, which also featured Raven-Symoné and Sabrina Bryan, 3LW fell to the wayside and disbanded in 2007.



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