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Keke Palmer's Vocal Range Astounds on Her Alicia Keys "If I Ain't Got You" Cover

The Password Host showed off her stunning vocals while singing Keys' hit. 

By Jackie Manno

In 2013, Password Host Keke Palmer did former The Voice Coach Alicia Keys (Seasons 11, 12, 14) justice by covering one of her signature songs: "If I Ain't Got You."

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During Palmer's acoustic rendition, her tone was perfectly crisp and her runs were oh-so smooth. Palmer is so talented, it's no surprise she has some serious pipes, as well. 

Listen to her gorgeous version here

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What to know about "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys

One of Keys' biggest hits to date, "If I Ain't Got You" was released off her 2003 album The Diary of Alicia Keys and reached the number-four position on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100. According to Keys, the lyrics of the song are inspired by tragic world events that reminded her that material things are not what's truly important in life. 

In 2021, Rolling Stone placed "If I Ain't Got You" on the 440 position on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list, with the outlet praising the track's "organic-feeling lushness of Seventies R&B balladry into the digitized 21st century."

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