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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys



Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, actress, and activist. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor was released in 2001, producing her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'", and selling over 12 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002.[1] Her sophomore album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003, spawning successful singles "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You" and "Diary", and selling 8 million copies worldwide.[2] The duet song "My Boo" with Usher scored her a second number-one single in 2004. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005.[3] Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, becoming the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one.

As I Am was released in 2007, producing the Hot 100 number-one single "No One", selling 5 million copies worldwide and earning an additional three Grammy Awards. The Element of Freedom was released in 2009, becoming her first chart-topping album in the UK, and selling 4 million copies worldwide. Keys additionally collaborated with Jay Z on "Empire State of Mind" as her fourth number-one single, and won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2010. Girl on Fire was released in 2012 as her fifth Billboard 200 topping album, spawning the successful title track. Her second live album, VH1 Storytellers was released in 2013. Here was released in 2016, becoming her seventh R&B/Hip-Hop chart topping album

Keys has won numerous awards such as 15 Grammy Awards and 17 NAACP Image Awards and has sold over 65 million records worldwide.[4] Keys made her film debut in Smokin' Aces and has also appeared in The Nanny Diaries and The Secret Life of Bees. Considered a pop icon, Billboard magazine named her the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade and placed her number 10 on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. VH1 included her on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list, while Time named her in their 100 list of most influential people in 2005 and 2017.



Vault Playlist Vol. 1
Vault Playlist Vol. 1 is the debut extended play by Alicia Keys released on April 7, 2017, on RCA Records.
Alicia Keys: Vault Playlist Vol. 1
Alicia Keys: Vault Playlist Vol. 1 is an album by musical artist Alicia Keys, released on April 7, 2017.
Songs in A Minor
Songs in A Minor is the debut studio album by American recording artist Alicia Keys.
The Element of Freedom
The Element of Freedom is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Alicia Keys, released on December 11, 2009, by J Records.

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Pink, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys & Ricky Martin added to Grammys Greatest Stories TV special
  –  November 15, 2017
Justin Timberlake, Pink, Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin and newly-crowned "Sexiest Man Alive ... There will also be special appearances by a host of music stars who'll discuss their Grammy experiences over the past five decades.
Alicia Keys Blesses Us With Unreleased Song "When You Were Gone": Listen
  –  November 11, 2017
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the release of her third studio album “As I Am”, R&B songstress Alicia Keys opened the vault last night ... those beautiful vocals of her in action on new music. We seriously cannot wait until her next studio ...
New Music: Alicia Keys “When You Were Gone”
  –  November 9, 2017
Did You Think Of Me? In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of her As I Am album, Alicia Keys reflects on a lost love on this unreleased track, “When You Were Gone”. Says her: Celebrating the anniversary of one of my favorite albums “As I Am”!
Alicia Keys holds free private performance for sick children
  –  November 9, 2017
This week, a music superstar showed up at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco. Alicia Keys hosted a singalong for a small group of kids and their parents, then stuck around for pictures. Veronica Coleman and her son Tucker were among those ...
One Year Later With Young Paris
  –  November 16, 2017
“But now it’s about us being part of that conversation. So getting these collaborations — like even working with a Bieber or Alicia Keys or Major Lazer — these are big things that I have in my mind.”
The Greatest Distraction on Earth: The Intractable Draw of the Celebrity Presenter at Dreamforce
  –  November 16, 2017
Beyond well-known celebrity speakers, Dreamforce has booked A-list music acts such as Green Day, Blondie, Foo Fighters, U2, Lenny Kravitz, and Alicia Keys. I’m always amazed every year when I overhear attendees refer to the Dreamforce party as the ...
Instant Connexion
  –  November 16, 2017
“Kanye came in and sat in our office and immediately told me he liked our creatives. Then we had Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, Future, Rihanna … ,” She pauses to think. “And Rita Ora. There is a real appetite for the style of the brand,” she add
Carrie Underwood Co-Hosting Grammys 60th Anniversary Special With John Legend
  –  November 16, 2017
In addition, some of biggest names today will appear: Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake are all booked for the show. Country music will also be represented, as Keith Urban and Underwood provide testimonials of their own experiences ...
John Legend and Carrie Underwood to Host GRAMMY Special
  –  November 16, 2017
Blige, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Ricky Martin, Paul McCartney, P!nk, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Justin Timberlake, U2 and Keith Urban.
Jacob Banks Brings His British Soul to the House of Blues This Week
  –  November 16, 2017
He was 13 when he moved from Nigeria to the U.K. He started pursuing music in earnest at 20 and within a few years found himself touring in support of major acts like Alicia Keys and Sam Smith. His latest release, The Boy Who Cried Freedom, was released by ...
All 11 ‘The Voice’ coaches ranked from best to worst: What do we think of Jennifer Hudson so far?
  –  November 16, 2017
SEE The Voice: Past Winners for Seasons 1-12 (Photo Gallery) 4. Alicia Keys — In just her second season the iconic soul singer was able to lead her protégée, Chris Blue, to the winner’s circle, proving she was a quick read when it comes to coaching.
Alejandro Sanz celebrated as Latin Grammy Person of the Year
  –  November 16, 2017
Sanz made his debut in 1991 with "Viviendo Deprisa." He has sold more than 25 million records and has collaborated with stars such as Alicia Keys, Shakira, Destiny's Child, Juanes, Marc Anthony and Tony Bennett. All 15 of his CDs have gone multiplatinum in ...
Alicia Keys Debuts New Majestic Mermaid-Colored Box Braids
  –  November 16, 2017
While celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, and Fergie are hopping on the silvery gray hair train, Alicia Keys is going against the grain with another majestic color—or should we say, colors. On Wednesday, the 36-year-old singer debuted the ...
Pink, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys & Ricky Martin added to Grammys Greatest Stories TV special
  –  November 15, 2017
Justin Timberlake, Pink, Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin and newly-crowned "Sexiest Man Alive" Blake Shelton will all be featured in Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special, airing November 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. In addition, it's been announced ...
Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz Stop By Englewood Pie Shop
  –  November 15, 2017
ENGLEWOOD, NJ — Alicia Keys and her husband Swiss Beatz stopped by Mr. Tod's Pies Factory Sunday. Keys, a 15-time Grammy winner, and her rapper husband enjoyed a meal at the popular eatery. Owner Tod Wilson posted about the visit on Instagram. I can't ...
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz stop by New Jersey pie shop
  –  November 14, 2017
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) _ Singer Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz paid a visit to a local New Jersey restaurant. The Record reports Keys and her producer-rapper husband stopped by Mr. Todd’s Pies Factory in Englewood around noon Sunday. Restaurant ...
Alicia Keys on Blake vs. Adam and More of Life’s Pressing Questions
  –  November 13, 2017
We played "Would You Rather?" with the talented singer, forcing her to choose between Beyonce vs. Solange, Tupac vs. Biggie, Kevin Hart vs. Aziz Ansari, Teyana vs. Rihanna, and more.
Plotograph is a new app bringing photos to life, and attracting the attention of celebrities like Shaq and Alicia Keys
  –  November 13, 2017
A new app called Plotagraph takes image enhancement to the next level, injecting still shots with animated qualities. The app's soft launch has attracted around 800,000 downloads with very limited financing. Celebrities like Shaquille O'Neal and Kourtney ...
Here's the new photo app that Shaq, Alicia Keys and Kourtney Kardashian can't get enough of
  –  November 13, 2017
If you've ever entered a restaurant and seen a lifelike photo hanging on the wall — perhaps a shot of a waterfall or scenic lake with the water undulating within a photo frame — then you have an idea of what a "Plotagraph" looks like. A Plotagraph is a ...
Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz enjoy a meal at Englewood pie shop
  –  November 13, 2017
ENGLEWOOD — Mr. Tod, West Hudson Street Ave's pie guy, usually spends this time of year rolling in dough as he rolls dough for the annual pie bonanza that is Thanksgiving season. So much so that pie man Tod Wilson puts aside his shop's normal Sunday ...
PICS: Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez Out & About in NYC
  –  November 12, 2017
Alicia Keys, left, and Jennifer Lopez kept warm in chilly New York on Friday afternoon. Alicia was spotted leaving the Universal Records building, wearing a crushed velour bomber jacket and black leggings with her signature Kool-Aid colored braid extensions.
Alicia Keys Blesses Us With Unreleased Song "When You Were Gone": Listen
  –  November 11, 2017
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the release of her third studio album “As I Am”, R&B songstress Alicia Keys opened the vault last night and gave fans an unreleased track from said album, which spawned hits such as “No One” or “Like You’ll ...
Alicia Keys Shares Unreleased Track 'When You Were Gone'
  –  November 10, 2017
Alicia Keys has released a previously-unheard track, "When You Were Gone," in honor of the 10th anniversary of her third album As I Am. "You was always on my mind," she sings on "When You Were Gone." "When you were gone, did you think of me? / Now you're ...
Listen: Alicia Keys – When You Were Gone | Stream
  –  November 10, 2017
It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since Alicia Keys dropped of her third studio album, As I Am. Well, today Ms. Keys is back, celebrating that milestone with something special. Today we get a new, well unreleased, track called “When You ...
Alicia Keys Drops Unreleased Song ‘When You Were Gone’ [LISTEN]
  –  November 10, 2017
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of her 2007 album As I Am, Alicia Keys gifted fans with an unreleased track, “When You Were Gone.” On the dramatic song, the Grammy-winning singer questions a former lover who is trying to come back into her life.
Alicia Keys Shares Unreleased Song “When You Were Gone” On ‘As I Am’ Anniversary
  –  November 10, 2017
“This is one of the very first songs I came back from Egypt and wrote,” wrote Alicia in a new diary entry reflecting on the anniversary and unreleased song. “Maybe it was the second song, the first one had a whole Egyptian vibe, I’ll play that for ...
Alicia Keys Celebrates 10th Anniversary of ‘As I Am’ With Unreleased Song
  –  November 10, 2017
Today, multi-Grammy-winning R&B artist Alicia Keys celebrates the 10th anniversary of one of her favorite album, her third studio offering, ‘As I Am.’ The project was released on November 9, 2007, by J Records and debuted at No. 1. “Fam, I’m ...
Alicia Keys Celebrates ‘As I Am’ 10th Anniversary with Unreleased Song
  –  November 9, 2017
In honor of the 10th anniversary of her third album As I Am, Alicia Keys opens the vault. The R&B songstress celebrates the milestone with the release of the previously-unheard “When You Were Gone.” “You was always on my mind,” she sings on the ...
Alicia Keys Shares “When You Were Gone” On ‘As I Am’ Anniversary
  –  November 9, 2017
Ten years ago today (Nov. 7th), Alicia Keys released her third studio album As I Am. Winning three GRAMMY Awards (two for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, one for Best R&B Song and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals), the album has sold over five million ...
New Music: Alicia Keys “When You Were Gone”
  –  November 9, 2017
Did You Think Of Me? In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of her As I Am album, Alicia Keys reflects on a lost love on this unreleased track, “When You Were Gone”. Says her: Celebrating the anniversary of one of my favorite albums “As I Am”!
Alicia Keys holds free private performance for sick children
  –  November 9, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, Ca — For children battling sometimes life-threatening diseases and illnesses, sometimes the smallest things can brighten the spirits of both patients and their families. Other times, it’s not something small at all, it’s something ...
Alicia Keys Couldn't Settle For One New Hair Color, So She Chose Three
  –  October 19, 2017
But Alicia Keys just managed to put the most magical spin on the thigh-grazing trend. Warning: If you don't like unicorns butterflies, and rainbows, look away — because Alicia's feeling them all. The singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to offer a ...
Alicia Keys Returns to Coach Season 14 of ‘The Voice’
  –  October 18, 2017
The 15-time Grammy winner will join longtime coaches Adam Levine and Black Shelton, along with Kelly Clarkson, who will be making her coaching debut on the singing competition series. Her spring 2018 cycle return will mark Keys’ third time as a coach.
Alicia Keys Returns To NBC’s ‘The Voice’
  –  October 18, 2017
Fifteen-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys will return to the 14th season of NBC’s musical competition series The Voice. Keys joins Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, who will be making her coaching debut. This will mark Keys’ third time ...


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