Alicia Keys as a Bond Girl?
But I just got word that the songbird is the top contender to sing the title song for the next James Bond flick, Quantum of Solace.
No official announcement has been made, but a source tells me, "I believe Alicia is the winner."
There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the highly coveted spot to belt one out for 007. A gaggle of artists reportedly submitted songs for consideration to producers of the 22nd Bond film, including Beyoncé, Leona Lewis, Duran Duran, Jack White, Duffy and, most recently, Annie Lennox.
Amy Winehouse was the first singer linked to the movie, but she apparently never finished recording her song with über-producer Mark Ronson.
A rep for Keys declined to comment. A rep for the movie said there was "no info" available right now about a potential title song.
The flick, starring Daniel Craig as the silver screen's most famous spy, is scheduled for a November release.
Originally published July 10, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. PT