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If you’ve been trying to figure out who that was filling in for Alicia Keys alongside Jay-Z on the Coachella, Saturday Night Live, and Madison Square Garden stages during “Empire State of Mind,” look no further. Her name is Bridget Kelly and she was one of the first to sign on to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint.

HoneyMag got the chance to sit down with Bridget Kelly during the photo shoot for their September cover.

She talks about her first performance at MSG, when she was discovered by Roc Nation, the writing process for her debut album, and being compared to Alicia Keys.

Watch PART I of the interview below, watch PART II over at HoneyMag.

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