Alicia Keys Biography

Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American recording artist, songwriter, pianist, record producer, and actress. 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 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'" becoming the second American recording artist to win five Grammys in one night. Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.

Keys has made guest appearances on several television series, beginning with The Cosby Show. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Alicia Keys
Full Name:
Alicia Augello Cook
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Musician, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Pianist
Ethnicity:
African American, Irish American, Italian American, S
Date of Birth:
January 25, 1981 (37)
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Marriages
  • 2010-07-31
    R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award winning rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica
Alicia Keys Timeline
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