Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz are such big art nuts, they have to sell their massive estate for some bigger digs so they can display it all. Real estate sources tell us ... the 25,000 sq. ft.… READ MORE >
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.
Alicia Keys ain't gonna hurt nobody on her birthday this year ... 'cause she partied with the cast of "House Party" -- and based on this video, they haven't lost a step.Keys' husband Swizz Beatz… READ MORE >
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 >
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 >
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 >