R+B star Alicia Keys is writing a shocking new autobiography to console fans disappointed by the deceptive title of her last tome, THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS.

The FALLIN' singer's last book contained the lyrics and music to her album - also called THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS - not, as the title suggests, intimate details from Keys' journal.

But she promises her forthcoming book is based on her diary and will cover her tough childhood in New York's Hell's Kitchen neighbourhood, her musical education and early rise to stardom.

Keys explains, "I'm just formulating which style I want to write it in, straight based off my life or a little more journal-style in nature."

25/04/2005 13:55