Alicia Keys knows that she owes a lot of her success to her mother. In an interview with Essence magazine, she revealed that she has found a special way to show her appreciation to her mom. More after the jump.

Alicia explained, “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,” She added, “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.”

There’s no word yet on when the follow-up to last year’s Element Of Freedom will be available. On June 30th, Alicia is scheduled to perform at New York City’s Beacon Theater to celebrate the 10th anniversary edition of her debut album, Songs in A minor. Hard to believe it's been 10 years since Alicia's first album!