Earlier this month we got a peek at Alicia Key‘s VIBE cover, and now we’ve finally got our hands on the superwoman‘s entire spread. For her shoot, the piano-tickling songbird rocks vibrant colors, burgundy lipstick and a gorgeous braided updo so fantastic we bet there are at least 20 different Pinterest tutorials on it already.
The 31-year-old opens up to the mag about the turn that’s taken place in her career, thanks in large part to listening to her inner voice. “What changed was maybe others’ opinions being my be-all end-all, or other people’s opinions swaying me to where I’d say, ‘Let me go with it,’ even if I felt something wasn’t right,” Alicia explains. “So that shifted, and that’s a great feeling. I trust myself now.” The better half of one of pop’s most adorable couples, Alicia also opens up about her relationship with husband Swizz Beatz. “We want the whole world to have what we have.” For more on the long road that led to their happily ever after and Alicia’s new frame of mind head here.