Alicia Keys

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
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Full Name: Alicia Augello Cook
Profession: Singer-Songwriter

United States of America

Biography: Alicia Keys is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her debut album Songs in A Minor (2001) which was a worldwide success selling over 12 million copies. For this album alone, Keys won five Grammy Awards in 2002.

Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), was also a major success and sold over 8 million copies worldwide. She won a further four Grammy Awards for this album.

Keys has also had a number of hit singles, starting with Fallin' (2001) from her debut album which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Her second number one hit was a duet with Usher titled My Boo (2004).

Born: January 25, 1981
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Age: 41 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 2010-07-31 American R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award-winning American rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

Historical Events

  • 2002-02-27 44th Grammy Awards: "Walk On"; Alicia Keys win
  • 2002-03-20 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O'Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys win
  • 2004-02-17 "If I Ain't Got You" single released by Alicia Keys (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005, Billboard Song of the Year 2004)
  • 2004-12-08 15th Billboard Music Awards: Usher, Alicia Keys, and Toby Keith win
  • 2006-11-09 British rocker David Bowie performs on stage for the final time - three songs at a charity concert in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom: "Wild Is the Wind", "Fantastic Voyage", and a duet of "Changes" with Alicia Keys
  • 2007-07-07 Worldwide charity concert event "Live Earth" takes place at 12 venues on seven continents; performers include: Genesis, Keith Urban; Foo Fighters; John Legend; Melissa Etheridge; Dave Matthews Band; The Police; Roger Waters; Madonna; Alicia Keys; Garth Brooks; Crowded House; Jack Johnson; Shakira; Soweto Gospel Choir; Angélique Kidjo; UB40; Jack Johnson; Linkin Park; Rihanna; Pharrel Williams; Yusef Islam; Sarah Brightman; and Nunatak
  • 2007-11-09 Alicia Keys releases her 3rd studio album “As I Am” (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2008, 2008 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2007-11-26 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" single released by Alicia Keys (NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Song 2008, Billboard Song of the Year 2008)
  • 2010-05-28 "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" single released by Alicia Keys (Billboard Song of the Year, 2010)