Singer Alicia Keys performs during the Clinton Global Citizen Awards ceremony at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York September 24, 2009.About 1,200 participants including heads of state, business leaders, humanitarians and celebrities will attend the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) which started on Tuesday. REUTERS/Chip East

Alicia Keys will release her fourth studio album, The Element of Freedom, on December 1.

The MBK/J Records album's first single, Doesn't Mean Anything, produced and written by Keys and longtime collaborator Kerry Krucial Brothers, is this week's Hot Shot debut on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart at No. 61.

To promote the album and single, Keys will give the song its television debut performance on the Regis and Kelly show on Monday (October 12).

The music is really strong, and the drums are really aggressive, but my voice is vulnerable and delicate, Keys said in a statement about the album.

The Element of Freedom is the follow-up to Keys' 2007 album, As I Am. Keys is also featured on Alejandro Sanz's latest single, Paraiso Express (Looking For Paradise).