Alicia Keys graces the cover of Marie Claire U.K.'s July 2013 issue. The story on the R&B superstar will break down "Why she's setting our world on fire."

The 'Girl on Fire' creator is currently on her world tour and has had to juggle her busy career with being both a wife and mother.

In the new issue, she discusses her relationship with husband Swizz Beatz, evolving as an artist and taking on directing.

“You have to speak up. To say, ‘I don’t like that, it’s not cool, don’t do that to me,’ but it’s not easy, especially with people you love," says the singer. " I think getting older has made me evolve in a lot of ways and made me more relaxed about saying how I feel, no matter what.”

Keys strikes a few high glam poses in front of a mansion on the beautiful island of the Bahamas for the cover shoot. She's outfitted in designer looks by Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Versace and Just Cavalli.

 

 

Check out more photos from the shoot below.

Marie Claire UK
Marie Claire UK