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Alicia Keys

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Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, pianist, cellist and actress. Born in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York, she attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at sixteen. She later attended Columbia University before dropping out to pursue her music career. 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 a commercial success, selling over 11 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'". Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling nine million copies and garnered Keys four Grammy Awards in 2005. After the successful Unplugged release in 2005, Keys released in 2007 her third studio album, As I Am, which sold nearly four million copies in the United States.

Keys made a television appearance on The Cosby Show in 1985. In the early 2000s, she made small cameos in television series and played a voice in an episode of The Backyardigans. She made her first film debut in Smokin' Aces (2007) and went on to appear in the films The Nanny Diaries (2007) and The Secret Life of Bees (2008).

Keys has sold over thirty million albums worldwide and has won numerous awards, including eleven Grammy Awards, seventeen Billboard Music Awards, and five American Music Awards and was ranked in the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists at number 80. Together with her previous releases, she established herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time.

LATEST STORIES
  
Swizz Beatz -- Ex-Wife & Alicia Keys Call Truce ... After Homewrecker War

Swizz Beatz
Ex-Wife & Alicia Keys Call Truce After Homewrecker War

It's the most unlikely truce in history -- Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz' ex-wife Mashonda ... the same woman who once publicly accused Alicia of breaking apart her marriage.The photos were taken… READ MORE >

Alicia Keys' New Look is Dumb... and Dumber

Alicia Keys'
New Look is Dumb... and Dumber

Here's 14-time-Grammy-winner Alicia Keys' (32) bowling over a crowd during her performance on a morning show earlier this week (left) -- and Jim Carrey's character Lloyd Christmas in the 1994… READ MORE >

- 480 days ago
DMX -- Crashes Alicia Keys Concert ... UP IN HERE!!

DMX
Crashes Alicia Keys Show UP IN HERE

DMX did not get arrested last night ... but he did hijack Madison Square Garden -- turning an Alicia Keys concert into an absolute insane asylum ... and the video is AWESOME!!First, the crowd went… READ MORE >

- 622 days ago
Alicia Keys -- I Need a Giant Crane to Move All My Crap

Alicia Keys
It Takes a Giant Crane to Move My Crap

When you're Alicia Keys you don't just hire regular ol' movers to get your fancy crap out of your $15-million NYC penthouse -- NO, you hire a construction crane to get the job done. Alicia and her… READ MORE >

- 648 days ago
Grammy Awards -- Underboob 'Barely' Met CBS' Standards

Grammy Awards
Underboob 'BARELY' Met CBS' Standards

Katy Perry's giant TA-TA's ... Alicia Keys' underboobs ... Kelly Rowland's twins ... turns out they were all given the stamp of approval from CBS -- despite the network's previously harsh… READ MORE >

- 682 days ago
Alicia Keys -- Anyone Want My TRAMPOLINE?

Alicia Keys
Anyone Want My TRAMPOLINE?

Alicia Keys is gutting the 9,000 sq. ft. mansion she just sold on Long Island -- selling off its innards piece by piece next week -- and TMZ has obtained pics of the luxury loot ... including a… READ MORE >

- 1323 days ago
Alicia Keys' Hubby -- Sued Over 'Drink 'n My 2 Step'

Alicia Keys' Hubby
Sued Over 'Drink 'n My 2 Step'

Alicia Keys' new hubby Swizz Beatz is a profit-hogging fraud -- this according to a jilted songwriter who claims he co-produced the song "My Drink 'n My 2 Step" ... but got nothing to show for… READ MORE >

- 1525 days ago
Alicia Keys -- New Mom State of Mind

Alicia Keys
New Mom State of Mind

Four days after giving birth, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz took their baby boy Egypt for a checkup in NYC on Monday.Superwoman. READ MORE >

- 1528 days ago
Alicia Keys -- Walking for Two

Alicia Keys
Walking for Two

A very pregnant Alicia Keys enjoyed the beautiful NYC fall day by strolling through SoHo on Wednesday.The 29-year-old is reportedly due next month. READ MORE >

- 1533 days ago
Alicia Keys -- Belly Up in NYC

Alicia Keys
Belly Up in NYC

Married for just over a month, Alicia Keys showed off her growing baby bump while strolling through Tribeca with her record producer husband Swizz Beatz on Wednesday.No word on exactly when… READ MORE >

- 1574 days ago

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