Alicia Keys is set to add animated alien to her impressive resume after signing up to play a green extra-terrestrial in hit children's series THE BACKYARDIGANS. The R+B star jumped at the chance to get involved in the cartoon series, which features her niece SHAKYRA LIPSCOMB, and has also written a new song, ALMOST EVERYTHING BOINGA HERE, for the episode in which her likeness appears. Keys says, "I knew this would be a great project for me to get involved in and working alongside my niece was so much fun."