The singer’s book, More Myself, described as “part autobiography, part narrative documentary” will be the first published by Oprah Winfrey’s imprint.
“You know what’s really interesting is just recalling all of these places and spaces and the moments in your life that cause you angst or anxiety or proud moments, or things you have to work through,”
said the 2019 Grammy awards presenter in a promotional video.
“And I wanted to call it a journey because I did not, I do not want it to be called a memoir.”
Alicia released her debut album, Songs in A Minor, in 2001 when she just 20. She has since gone on to record another five albums and win 15 Grammys.
She also co-founded the Aids charity, Keep a Child Alive.
Oprah said on Twitter that Alicia “has navigated the spotlight and pressures of fame while retaining a humble and beautiful spirit.
“I am honoured she chose to share her personal story… through my imprint.”
The pair promoted the new book over a leisurely ladies’ lunch.
First Published 14.03.19: https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evfwhn/live/