Alicia Keys Launches App for Kids

The songstress has created a storytelling tool for children.

Posted: 10/25/2012 10:42 AM EDT
Alicia Keys

Two years ago, Alicia Keys gave birth to her son, Egypt, and declared that she wanted to create tools for children. The singer has finally brought that dream to reality with a new storytelling app called The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee for children.

"I was just getting introduced to the kind of the TV shows and the DVDs and all of the things you start off introducing your kids to, and I thought how cool would it be to be part of something that really allows them to hear music from different places, different cultures, different sounds," gushed the Grammy Award winner. "That's what we're able to do with this."

Based loosely on her childhood, the interactive app tells the story of a young New York City girl's relationship with her wise grandmother, and includes music produced by Keys. It was released today for $3.99 through her company, AK Worldwide, and Bento Box Interactive. The celeb cites raising her son as part of the app's inspiration.

Keys will soon be raising her young prince in a spacious Englewood, New Jersey, mansion. The singer recently purchased Eddie Murphy's ten-acre home, which comes equip with a bowling alley, indoor pool and private recording studio, for $12 million dollars. 

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