R+B sensation Alicia Keys is hoping to become the latest star to re-record her hits for an MTV UNPLUGGED album.

The FALLIN' singer wants to follow the likes of Lauryn Hill, Nirvana and Pearl Jam in scaling down her big sound to an acoustic level.

She says, "For me, performing is the epitome. I love songwriting, I love getting into the studio, but it's when you get on that stage, for me, it really translates to the people just how passionate I am about the words that I write.

"This album is the next thing that we're working on. It should be just a gem. It will be like a live show."

16/09/2004 21:35