The "Girl on Fire" hitmaker dropped out of the running to join the trio shortly before she released her Grammy-winning solo debut album, "Songs in A Minor", in 2001.
"My second band that I was in, was kind of like one of these projects that are put together by people, and they heard I sang and they were like, 'Oh, maybe you could be a part of it...,' " Alicia recalled during WIRED's Autocomplete Interviews Video Series. "It didn't work out with me, but eventually they came out. I think their name was Little Women, but I was never part of that."
Their biggest hit, "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)", was released in 2000, a year ahead of Alicia's solo debut.