Who is Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys Biography

Alicia Keys is an American singer, songwriter, and actress known for her soulful voice, piano playing, and socially conscious lyrics. She has won numerous awards, including 15 Grammy Awards, and is known for hits such as "Fallin'" and "No One." Keys is also a philanthropist and activist and has been involved in various social causes, including the fight against HIV/AIDS and the empowerment of women and girls.

Alicia Keys Facts

  • Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, was born on January 25, 1981, in New York City. Her mother is of Irish-Italian descent, and her father is African American.
  • Keys showed an early interest in music and started playing the piano at the age of seven. She attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan and graduated at the age of 16.
  • In 2001, Keys released her debut album, "Songs in A Minor," which featured the hit single "Fallin'." The album was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide and winning Keys five Grammy Awards.
  • Keys is not only a singer but also a songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has written songs for several artists, including Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, and Jay-Z.
  • In addition to her music career, Keys is an activist and philanthropist. She co-founded Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization that provides support to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.
  • Keys is also an advocate for criminal justice reform and racial equality. She has spoken out against police brutality and has supported the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Keys has acted in several films and TV shows, including "Smokin' Aces," "The Nanny Diaries," and "Empire." She also served as a coach on the reality singing competition show "The Voice" for three seasons.
  • In 2010, Keys married record producer Swizz Beatz, with whom she has two children. She is also stepmother to Beatz's three children from previous relationships.
  • Keys has sold over 65 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has won 15 Grammy Awards and has been named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people.
  • In 2020, Keys released her seventh studio album, "Alicia," which features collaborations with Khalid, Miguel, and Tierra Whack. The album received critical acclaim and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart.

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