Oprah lets the music play on ‘Master Class’ Season 3

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Oprah Winfrey's OWN series "Oprah's Master Class" has always been musically inclined -- the very first episode kicked off with a profile on hip-hop legend Jay-Z -- but it looks like for Season 3, the music will be turned up another notch.

A press release for Season 3 reveals that eight new episodes are in the pipeline, and half of them feature musicians! Coming soon to a master classroom near you: singer-songwriters Stevie Nicks, Lenny Kravitz, and Alicia Keys, as well as famed record producer Berry Gordy.

The first season of the show featured modern "masters" from a variety of areas. Jay-Z may have kicked things off, but the only other "music" person that season was TV talent judge Simon Cowell. Diane Sawyer, Maya Angelou, Lorne Michaels, Condoleezza Rice, and Oprah herself were also among the eclectic group of subjects.

Season 2 featured everyone from Goldie Hawn to Grant Hill, with just the occasional musical pop up: Reba McEntire and Jon Bon Jovi were the only musicians who gave us the secrets to their success during that 11-episode season.

So what's up with Season 3's hefty helping of musical superstars?

We're not sure, but expect it to be enlightening. In a preview clip from the show, Alicia Keys reveals, "Literally I was running from pimps and prostitutes to -- boom! -- I was on the 'Oprah' show." (Sounds like a lot happened to the Grammy-winning R&B singer between then and now.)

Of course, Keys is an old Oprah friend. She appeared on Oprah's long-running talk show several times, dating way back to 2004 when she was still relatively new to the fame game, and she later serenaded the outgoing Queen of Talk during that star-studded 2011 farewell spectacular.

And this isn't Stevie Nicks's first foray onto Oprah's turf, either. In 2011 she appeared on a rock goddess-themed episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (with legends Joan Jett, Sheryl Crow, and Pat Benatar, no less!), telling O, "I've been waiting my whole life to sing this to you" before performing her classic Fleetwood Mac song, "Landslide." That same year Lenny Kravitz surprised a guitar-playing fan on an episode about talented kids.

According to OWN, the rockin' "Next Chapter" episodes will feature the music legends talking about their road to success, as well as their "failures, triumphs, disappointments, and heartbreaks."

Meanwhile, lest you think "Oprah's Master Class" is turning into "Oprah's Music Class," actors Diahann Carroll and Susan Sarandon, supermodel Cindy Crawford, and TV journalist Tom Brokaw will also be featured in the upcoming season.

The third season of "Oprah's Master Class" premieres on Sunday, 3/3 at 10 PM ET on OWN.

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