Alicia Keys releases new song 'Raise a Man' after Grammys

Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Alicia Keys surprised fans by releasing a new song after the Grammys.

The 38-year-old singer shared "Like a Man," her first new song since 2016, after hosting the 61st annual Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday in Los Angeles.

"Tonight was such a musical night I decided to drop a new vibe & have some fun with y'all!!!" she said in an Instagram post.

"Like a Man" features piano and Keys' signature vocals. The song is an ode to good men and voices Keys' vulnerability.

"I'm just not like these other girls, I swear / I just have to love you / I just wanna need you if that's okay / And you're just not like these other men out here," she sings.

Keys last released the album Here in November 2016. She took the stage Sunday at the Grammys, performing a medley of "Killing Me Softly," "Unforgettable" and other songs she said she wished she had written.

"You know those songs that live inside of you and live inside of me, and you just love it so much, because it was done so well that you wish you wrote it. That's how I feel about these songs. I wish I wrote 'em," the star said, according to Rolling Stone.

Keys, a 15-time Grammy winner, was the first woman to host the Grammy Awards since Queen Latifah in 2005. She brought former first lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Jada Pinkett Smith onstage during the event.

Cardi B, Lady Gaga walk the Grammy red carpet

Offset (L) and Cardi B arrive on the red carpet. Cardi B was nominated for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Album and Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Lady Gaga was nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Song Written For Visual Media and Best Song Written For Visual Media. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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K-Pop group BTS. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Performer Katy Perry. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Performer Camila Cabello was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Toni Braxton was nominated for Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Singer Chaka Khan. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Performer Post Malone was nominated for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Rap/Sung Performance. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Shawn Mendes was nominated for Song Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Presenter Anna Kendrick. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Ángela Aguilar was nominated for Best Regional Mexican Music Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Bebe Rexha was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Kylie Jenner (R) and Travis Scott arrive on the red carpet. Scott was nominated for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Chris Stapleton (R) and wife Morgane Stapleton arrive on the red carpet. Chris Stapleton was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Heidi Klum of "America's Got Talent." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Musician Patrizia Yanguela. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Margo Price was nominated for Best New Artist. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Charlie Puth was nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Diana Krall (L) and Tony Bennett were nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Janelle Monáe was nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Music Video. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Evan Ross (L) of "Star" and wife, singer Ashlee Simpson walk the red carpet. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Kacey Musgraves was nominated for Album Of The Year, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Ella Mai was nominated for Song Of The Year and Best R&B Song. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Singer George Clinton (L) and wife Stephanie Lynn Clinton walk the red carpet. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Catherine Shepherd (L) and Brandi Carlile walk the red carpet. Brandi Carlie was nominated for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
St. Vincent was nominated for Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Dua Lipa was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Emily Hampshire of "Schitt's Creek." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Tracee Ellis Ross of "Black-ish." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Wilmer Valderrama of "That's 70s Show." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Jada Pinkett Smith of "Red Table Talk." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Jameela Jamil of "The Good Place." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
H.E.R. was nominated for Album Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
From left to right, Philip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town were nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Katelyn Jae (L) and husband, singer Kane Brown walk the red carpet. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Singer Meghan Trainor (R) and husband Daryl Sabara of "Spy Kids." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Questlove was nominated for Best Spoken Word Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Beck was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Singer-songwriter Ashanti. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Jorja Smith was nominated for Best New Artist. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Jon Batiste was nominated for Best American Roots Performance. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Zedd was nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
From left to right, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys were nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Lilly Singh of "Bad Moms." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Singer-songwriter Joy Villa. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Musician Saint Heart. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Singer-songwriter Alessia Cara. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Internet personality Lele Pons. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Performer Miley Cyrus. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Performer Ricky Martin (R) and his son Matteo walk the red carpet. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Patton Oswalt (R) and his daughter Alice walk the red carpet. Oswalt was nominated for Best Comedy Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Cardi B's sister Hennessy Carolina. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Tucker Halpern (R) and Sofi Tukker arrive on the red carpet. Tukker was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Rashida Jones (L) and Alan Hicks were nominated for Best Music Film for "Quincy." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
'Weird Al' Yankovic was nominated for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Singer-songwriter Tayla Parx. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Leon Bridges was nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Joshua Henry was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album for "Carousel." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Lee Ann Womack was nominated for Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Kaskade was nominated for Best Remixed Recording. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Charlie Wilson was nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Kyle Trewartha and Michael Trewartha were nominated for Song Of The Year for "The Middle." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Tierra Whack was nominated for Best Music Video for "Mumbo Jumbo." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Hector Buitrado (L) and Andrea Echeverry from Colombian rock band Aterciopelados were nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Merle Dandridge was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album for "Once On This Island." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Songwriter Brock Korsan was nominated for Song of the Year. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Producer Shawn Everett (L) and Belgica Vargas. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Nicolle Galyon was nominated for Best Country Song. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Tori Kelly was nominated for Best Gospel Performance/Song and Best Gospel Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Cory Asbury (L) and Anna Asbury walk the red carpet. Cory Asbury was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
John Prine was nominated for Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Karim Sulayman was nominated for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Maria Muldaur was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
The Pop Ups was nominated for Best Children's Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Robert Russ (R) and guest arrive on the red carpet. Russ was nominated for Best Historical Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Bombino was nominated for Best World Music Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Buddy Guy was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Orquesta Akokan was nominated for Best Tropical Latin Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Spanish Harlem Orchestra was nominated for Best Tropical Latin Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Justice was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Singer Eve. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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Orishas was nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Danish String Quartet was nominated for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Wood & Wire were nominated for Best Bluegrass Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
From left to right, Josh Smith, Joe Hottinger, Lzzy Hale and Arejay Hale of Halestorm were nominated for Best Rock Performance. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Ashley McBryde was nominated for Best Country Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Tia Fuller was nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Etana was nominated for Best Reggae Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Lucy Kalantari was nominated for Best Children's Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Raquel Sofia was nominated for Best Latin Pop Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats was nominated for Best Children's Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Boz Scaggs was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Miguel (L) and Nazanin Mandi walk the red carpet. Miguel was nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
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