If I Ain't Got You

Released Date
February 17, 2004
Alicia Keys
The Diary of Alicia Keys
About If I Ain't Got You


Featured on Alicia Keys' second studio album, the song would be inspired by tragic events happening around the world in her life at the time, including the death of Aaliyah, the September 11th attacks and more.


The track would feature Hugh McCracken on the guitar and Steve Jordan on the drums. It remained atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for six weeks and won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.