Alicia Keys "can't wait" to become a mother - branding her pregnancy "a gift from God".
The 29 year old is expecting her first child with producer fiance Swizz Beatz later this year (10) and the singer admits she's looking to her own mum for guidance on how to raise her baby.
She tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I can't wait to become a mum. No question. It's the most beautiful gift in the world. Truly a gift from God.
"I have an amazing mother - she is a best friend to me. And I would like to be the same to my child."
And the dad-to-be is equally as excited. Swizz Beatz adds, "Everyone says we'll make a great family."