Screen Shot 2013-03-19 at 9.46.19 PMBy Pauline France

Earlier this month, Alicia Keys was a guest on Oprah’s Master Class – a series which tells little known stories of true modern masters hand-picked by Oprah.

Keys discussed her struggles, successes, personal issues and biggest triumphs, and you can watch her inspiring interview in the eight video series below.

 How Alicia Keys Told Her Mom She Was Choosing Music Over College

Alicia Keys on Getting Away from It All and Finding Herself

 The Words Alicia Keys Banned from Her Vocabulary

 Alicia Keys on Fame: “It Was Just a Whirlwind”

 Alicia Keys’ First Oprah Show Appearance

 What Tempted Alicia Keys Most While Signing Her First Record Deal

Alicia Keys’ Biggest Fashion Faux Pas

 Before She Went Solo: Why Alicia Keys Wanted to Be a “Baby Michael Jackson”