Alicia Keys Debuts Girl On Fire Cover

By Carter Maness

After a three year wait, Alicia Keys is gearing-up to release Girl On Fire, her fifth official studio album. Need to whet your appetite a little more? The soulful singer just unveiled the record's stark yet fiery cover art.

Posing in all black, hands on hips, with some serious rings cutting through black-and-white, Keys is simultaneously sultry, sassy and more than a little mysterious on the elegant cover to Girl On Fire. Her first since 2009's The Element Of Freedom, the album should drop on November 27 with a steady stream of singles paving the way until then.

As is customary these days, Keys unveiled the cover via Twitter early this morning (August 23). "Just chose the album art for my new album," she wrote. "Coming at you 11/27!!!! R u excited?! I AM!!!"

Yes, Alicia, we are excited, too! Keys plans to unveil the album's first song during a live performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on September 6.