Alicia Keys has built a hugely successful career as a solo artist, but the Grammy Award-winning performer could have gone down a very different path had she remained a member of any of the three girl groups she joined early on, including one you may have heard of: 3LW.
The 39-year-old “More Myself: A Journey” author then revealed that she could have been one of the titular “Little Women” of the early 2000s girl group 3LW (short for 3 Little Women).
Williams and Bailon continued on as a duo before eventually replacing Naughton with singer Jessica Benson in 2003, the same year that Williams and Bailon rose to fame as half of Disney girl group The Cheetah Girls with Raven-Symoné and Sabrina Bryant.
Keys also discussed her attempt to form a band at 14 with a few friends, and they specialized in one song and one song only.
Although none of her girl band attempts made it very far, the “Diary” singer says her journey back then taught her that she was better off as a solo artist.