Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz collaborate well -- and not just on their adorable toddler, Egypt. Keys' new single, "New Day' (RCA), blends her soaring, soulful vocals with Swizz's clattering hip-hop rhythms for spectacular results. Keys' delivery has never sounded more intense, as if she had to rev herself to stand up to Swizz's more challenging beats. The result makes her celebratory message of starting over seem that much more fun and effective. "New Day" may be heralding a new Keys. -- Glenn Gamboa

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