Former girl group singer Alicia Keys was reluctant to pursue a solo career
because she deemed standing alone onstage too "boring".
The YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME singer, 22, was eager to remain part of a band
when her group EMBISHION fell apart, but was persuaded to record solo demos
when her manager JEFF ROBINSON informed her going it alone would reap her
Keys explains, "I never pictured myself as a solo artist because I thought
it would be so boring - you can't do harmonies, you can't interact with other
"Why would I want to be up there by myself, that's horrible.
"I said, no, uh-huh, I'm cool."