It has been two years and four days since singer Alicia Keys gave birth to son Egypt Dean (October 14, 2010), and the R&B sensation is in great physical condition. Although celebrated as being someone who quickly bounced back into shape after giving birth to her son, Keys admits that weight loss was not an easy task. “Some people are just like…’I just eat steak and potatoes and bread and I’m fine,’ and I’m not that person. I have to really bust my a**,” said the singer. “[It was] a lot of very difficult, hard, painful work.”
Now, several pounds lighter, Alicia is reaping the benefits of her labor as she prepares to release her fifth studio album entitled Girl On Fire. “[The album is] kind of about the journey to becoming a girl on fire because when you’re becoming a girl on fire you’re going through everything. You’re going through vulnerabilities and insecurities…bouts of fear, and you’re unsure of things…Then, you start to find your way and your voice, and that’s what I was going through.”
Keys’ album is set to drop on November 27, 2012. It will be her first album since marrying producer Swizz Beatz and giving birth to their first child together.
See more pictures of Egypt on his birthday below. The Dean’s celebrated the little tot’s special day with a jungle party.