Alicia Keys Biography (Wikipedia)
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, pianist 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 released in 2001, producing her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'", and selling over 12 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her sophomore album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003, spawning successful singles "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You" and "Diary", and selling 8 million copies worldwide. The duet song "My Boo" with Usher scored her a second number-one single in 2004. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, becoming the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one.
As I Am was released in 2007, producing the Hot 100 number-one single "No One", selling 5 million copies worldwide and earning an additional three Grammy Awards. The Element of Freedom was released in 2009, becoming her first chart-topping album in the UK, and selling 4 million copies worldwide. Keys additionally collaborated with Jay Z on "Empire State of Mind" as her fourth number-one single, and won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2010. Girl on Fire was released in 2012 as her fifth Billboard 200 topping album, spawning the successful title track. Her second live album, VH1 Storytellers was released in 2013. Here was released in 2016, becoming her seventh R&B/Hip-Hop chart topping album
- Alicia Keys - 'As women we feel like we have to please everybody'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xfzwk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xfzwk.jpg2016-06-06T10:13:00.000ZAlicia talks about her 5 year old son who's already produced a track for Kendrick Lamar!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03xg13y
Alicia Keys - 'As women we feel like we have to please everybody'
- Alicia Keys on family life, new music and being an independent womanhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03x59rm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03x59rm.jpg2016-06-03T12:52:00.000ZAlicia Keys chats to Yasmin Evans about life outisde of music & news on new material.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03x5syw
Alicia Keys on family life, new music and being an independent woman
- Alicia Keys chats to Greg Jameshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01b2dk6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01b2dk6.jpg2013-06-06T17:30:00.000ZAlicia Keys joins Greg to chat about her tour and her new single, New Day.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01b2dky
Alicia Keys chats to Greg James
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