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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, pianist, music producer, philanthropist, and actress. Keys released her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001) with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. It produced her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'", and sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002.[1] Her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), spawned successful singles "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You" and "Diary", and sold eight million copies worldwide.[2] The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005.[3] The duet song "My Boo" with Usher scored her a second number-one single in 2004. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged (2005) becoming the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one.

As I Am (2007) produced the Hot 100 number-one single "No One", selling 5 million copies worldwide and earning an additional three Grammy Awards. Keys made her film debut in Smokin' Aces and also went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries and The Secret Life of Bees. The Element of Freedom (2009) became her first chart-topping album in the UK, and selling 4 million copies worldwide. Keys also collaborated with Jay Z on "Empire State of Mind" for her fourth number-one single, and won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2010. Girl on Fire (2012) was her fifth Billboard 200 topping album, spawning the successful title track. VH1 Storytellers (2013) was released as her second live album. Here (2016) became her seventh US R&B/Hip-Hop chart topping album.

Keys has received numerous awards throughout her career, including 15 Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards. She has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists. 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 also included her on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list, while Time have named her in their 100 list of most influential people in 2005 and 2017. Keys is co-founder and Global Ambassador for the nonprofit organization Keep a Child Alive.



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.
Girl on Fire
"Girl on Fire" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys for her fifth studio album of the same name.
No One
"No One" is a song by American singer and songwriter Alicia Keys from her third studio album, As I Am (2007).

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“Until we’re in those rooms as equally as men are, it can’t shift.” – Alicia Keys
  –  April 12, 2018
Alicia Keys can sing with the best of them and has been on the radar of mainstream fans since her colossal 2002 debut album, Song in A Minor. She also served as voice coach on the popular music reality competition, The Voice. But in recent years ...
Alicia Keys: Why Women Need to ‘Infiltrate Our Industries’ to Shift the Power Balance
  –  April 10, 2018
When Alicia Keys gets exercised about a topic ... There’s always uncertainty about how much listeners will relate to the music. With “Girl on Fire,” the number of stories of young girls singing that song seemed endless. Keys was moved.
Final ‘Voice’ Knockout Rounds render Alicia Keys speechless
  –  April 10, 2018
Alicia Keys is normally the most eloquent coach on The Voice ... Elton John’s theatrical show-stopper “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” played to her music-schooled strengths, and she belted it with gusto, proving that she still deserved to be in the ...
The Voice: Rayshun Lamarr’s Bold Performance Of ‘Fallin’ By Alicia Keys Wins Knockout Round
  –  April 10, 2018
Kelly Clarkson said Rayshun was confident for singing in front of Alicia Keys with her first huge record ... but his true passion has always been teaching music to kids. Feeling pressure to study a subject other than music, Gary studied elementary ...
"The Voice" recap: The Knockouts begin with Alicia Keys winning a four-way battle for one of Adam Levine's artists
  –  April 3, 2018
(LOS ANGELES) -- It was the first night of the knockout rounds on Monday’s edition of The Voice, a night that saw Alicia Keys beat out fellow coaches ... because she could “tear down some walls in country music.” She advances to the next round.
‘The Voice’ battle rounds: Spensha Baker & Dallas Caroline perform for Blake Shelton, as Alicia Keys uses final steal [WATCH]
  –  March 28, 2018
As this was the last televised battle, we knew that Alicia Keys would be using her second steal ... I think you have the opportunity to blow the mind of Nashville and turn the country music industry on its ear. And now I just gotta make a decision based ...
‘The Voice’ battle round: Final Night 4 pairings on Tuesday will feature one remaining steal from coach Alicia Keys [UPDATING LIVE]
  –  March 27, 2018
The other fun moment for Tuesday is that only one coach — Alicia Keys — has a steal remaining ... It’s almost like watching a music teacher with their student. Terrence won by a landslide, but Livia has great potential and is an adorable addition ...


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