First I would like to say Happy Mother's Day to EVERY Mom out there taking care of their children and working hard! Alicia Key's will grace the cover of Essence Magazine in June and they asked the new Mother, what this special day means to her. See the June cover and what A.Key's had to say about the special day.

On love:

"Falling in love is such a force, but this is a whole other level of magic..."

On music, marriage and motherhood:

"I was very closed for a long time. But I feel so open now. To feel open like this means you've found the center in yourself. You're not hiding; you're not worried about anything. Everything's going to be just fine."

On dedicating a song to her mom:

"In the past, I've written mostly from my own perspective. But I just wrote a song for my next album that was inspired by a conversation I had with a man who was expressing how indebted he feels to God. He said, 'I owe God.' Now, what an interesting thought. And as much as I believe in God, for me that translated into how much I owe my mother for who I am. So I went home and I wrote I Owe You. It's dedicated to her..."