But it looks like Keys will no longer keep the job, as the company is now announcing her departure. In an emailstatement, the company writes, "BlackBerry and Alicia Keys have completed our year-long collaboration. We have enjoyed the opportunity to work with such an incredibly talented and passionate individual."
During her tenure, Alicia Keys encouraged fans to submit photos that were later included in several music videos. Keys also contributed to the “BlackBerry Keep Moving Project” and helped launch the company's scholars program that encouraged women to study science and math.
It is worth noting that ex-CEO Thorsten Heins was instrumental to the company's decision in hiring Keys. Heins was fired from BlackBerry in November last year.
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