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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

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Famous as :

R&B singer

Birth Name :

Alicia Augello Cook

Birth Date :

January 25, 1981

Birth Place :

New York City, New York, USA

Spouse :

Swizz Beatz (rapper/producer, since 31-Jul-10)

Claim to fame :

Album "Songs in A Minor" (2001)

Biography


Alicia Keys, born Alicia Augello-Cook, in Manhattan, New York City, USA on January 25, 1981, is a popular R&B vocalist and pianist. She was born to an Afro father named Craig Cook and a Caucasian mother, Terri Augello. Known as a smart student, Alicia successfully graduated as valedictorian from the Professional Performing Arts School, a public high school in Manhattan. Making use of her scholarship, Keys briefly attended Columbia University, but then dropped out to pursue career in music.

Keys has, in fact, shown that she possesses a great interest in music since her very childhood. During which she, at seven years old, had begun playing piano and learned classical music by classy composers like Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin, all of whom are her favorites. When she was fourteen years old, Keys wrote her first song "Butterflyz" which was included on her debut album "Songs in A Minor", released on August 19, 2001. This first album was commercially a success, with one of its singles entitled "Fallin'" sitting at #1 in U.S. charts and #3 in U.K. charts. It also won five Grammy Awards in 2002.

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Alicia Keys Holds Protest to Mark Six Months Since Nigerian Girls Kidnapping

October 15, 2014 08:56:58 GMT

held a protest along with thirty other women in front of Nigerian consulate in New York on Tuesday, October 14. The "If I Ain't Got You" hitmaker tried to raise awareness along with 30 other women on the day which marked six months since 219 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants back in April.
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Pregnant Alicia Keys Poses Naked for 'We Are Here' Movement

September 22, 2014 04:37:51 GMT

, who is expecting her second child, has purposefully shared a naked photo of her on Instagram. The "No One" singer took to the photo-sharing site on Sunday, September 21 to share the photo which was taken as a part of "We Are Here" movement. "It's you and me on a mission to create a kinder and more peaceful world. The #WeAreHere Movement begins today," she captioned the snap.
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Madonna Teases Collaboration With Alicia Keys

September 11, 2014 07:58:51 GMT

has hired for her new album. On Wednesday, September 10, the iconic singer teased the collaboration while promoting the R&B star's new song "We Are Here" that was released earlier this week.
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Alicia Keys Premieres 'We Are Here' Music Video

September 09, 2014 08:46:34 GMT

After being teased with a preview over the weekend, ' new track "We Are Here" arrived in full on Monday, September 8. Hitting the web via Facebook, it comes along with an accompanying music video that simply features the R&B star singing while rocking braids and playing a piano on a rooftop of a building in her native New York City.
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Alicia Keys Previews New Song 'I Am Here'

September 08, 2014 03:19:06 GMT

is coming with a new track called "I Am Here". On Sunday, September 7, the singer took to Instagram to unveil a short preview of the forthcoming project that fans hope is from her new album.
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Alicia Keys Announces Second Pregnancy on 4th Wedding Anniversary

July 31, 2014 08:18:06 GMT

has a bun in the oven. The Grammy Awards-winning artist made the big announcement on early Thursday, July 31 as she's celebrating her fourth wedding anniversary with husband .
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Alicia Keys Joins Pharrell's Team as Mentor on 'The Voice'

July 24, 2014 05:33:44 GMT

"" has welcomed another powerful singer to the family. has shared exciting news that she is joining ' team as a mentor in the upcoming season of the singing competition which airs on NBC.
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Alicia Keys Performs 'It's on Again' With Kendrick Lamar on 'Tonight Show'

April 28, 2014 04:27:07 GMT

joined forces with to perform their collaboration, "It's on Again", when they recently hit the stage of "". The performance opened with the Compton MC sitting on the stage while spitting his bars.
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Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Take Over NY in 'It's on Again' Music Video

April 15, 2014 03:06:49 GMT

has unveiled the music video for "It's on Again", a song that she recorded for the soundtrack of "". The R&B diva isn't alone in the clip as collaborators , and Hans Zimmer all make guest appearances.
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Alicia Keys Previews Video of 'It's on Again' From 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

April 09, 2014 02:56:59 GMT

is readying the music video for "It's on Again", a song that she recorded for the soundtrack of "". Arriving on Tuesday, April 8, the cinematic trailer shows some shots of the R&B diva as well as her collaborators, rapper , producer and composer Hans Zimmer.
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Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar Debut 'It's on Again' From 'Amazing Spider- Man 2'

April 01, 2014 04:27:54 GMT

It has been revealed that has joined forces with for the soundtrack of "". Also featuring contributions from super producer and composer Hans Zimmer, the singer and the rapper's collaboration called "It's on Again" finally arrived in full on Monday, March 31.
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Jonah Hill, Adam Levine, Alicia Keys and J.Lo's Moms Back up Michelle Obama

March 14, 2014 14:57:16 GMT

The Obamas reach out through pop culture again to promote its Obamacare campaign. A few days after President Barack Obama appeared in ' "Between Two Ferns" show, his wife Michelle enlisted the help of famous people's moms to encourage youths to sign up for new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
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Alicia Keys Joins Forces With Kendrick Lamar for 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Soundtrack

March 12, 2014 04:11:43 GMT

has teamed up with , and Hans Zimmer for a new track called "It's On Again". The song will appear in the soundtrack of upcoming movie "".
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Alicia Keys Debuts Unreleased Track 'Zebras and Airplanes'

February 15, 2014 05:23:36 GMT

has debuted an unreleased track via AKVault, her website which was launched late last year. Titled "Zebras and Airplanes", the song was recorded five years ago when by the R&B queen was working on her "" album in a studio.
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Alicia Keys Drops Unreleased Track 'Power'

January 21, 2014 04:16:09 GMT

celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by dropping a song called "Power". The track arrived via AKVault, the R&B singer's official website that she has been using to share her unreleased songs, photos and more.
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'Grammy Salute to The Beatles' Presents The Eurythmics, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and More

January 06, 2014 23:38:01 GMT

and Dave Stewart are getting back together for . The Recording Academy announced in a press release Monday, January 6 that The Eurythmics will reunite for one night only on "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles".
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Video: Alicia Keys Teams With John Legend to Perform a Tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 10, 2013 07:44:16 GMT

is currently in Australia for her "Girl on Fire" tour. During a recent tour stop, the singer paid a special tribute to Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid icon who died last week.
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Alicia Keys Unveils Unreleased Track 'Die Without You'

December 04, 2013 09:07:14 GMT

has shared her unreleased song entitled "Die Without You". Arriving in a demo form, the track is a stripped down version of P.M. Dawn's 1992 hit single. "One of my favorite songs ever! Had to do My version! Shout out to PM dawn!" Keys said of the song.
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Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and More Perform at NY's Global Citizen Festival

September 30, 2013 03:26:46 GMT

Several A-list musicians lent their voices for Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York, on Saturday night, September 28. , , and others performed at the second annual festival to help end poverty around the world.
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Video: Alicia Keys Performs on 'GMA' Summer Concert Series

August 31, 2013 02:59:55 GMT

R'n'B diva rocked the Central Park this Friday morning, August 30 when she performed as the latest featured artist in "" Summer Concert Series. The classy singer performed songs from her latest album "" as well as her 2007 hit "No One".
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Alicia Keys Premieres 'Tears Always Win' Music Video

June 14, 2013 07:38:17 GMT

has debuted music video for "Tears Always Win". The video opens with Keys waking up alone in her motel room in Las Vegas. The 32-year-old singer then heads to her first workplace, where she does her job as a dancer in a Vegas nightclub.
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Alicia Keys to Push Through With Israel Concert Despite Calls to Cancel

June 03, 2013 02:29:57 GMT

Grammy Award-winning artist is set to perform at Tel Aviv's Nokia Theatre in Israel on the Fourth of July, her very first time to hold a show in the Middle Eastern country. But her excitement over the upcoming concert has been met with appeals from anti-Israel boycott advocates calling on the 32-year-old entertainer to cancel the said show.
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Video: Alicia Keys and Lauren Alaina Perform on 'American Idol' Results Show

May 10, 2013 06:55:16 GMT

With the grand finale just a week away, "" brought in R'n'B diva to add star power to the May 9 live results show. The Grammy Award-winning artist performed the single "Tears Always Win", a track from her scorching hot album "".
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Alicia Keys Premieres 'New Day' Music Video

May 02, 2013 04:12:16 GMT

Following last week's release of her soulful duet "Fire We Make" with hunky R'n'B crooner , fires another potential hit with the very catchy, more up-tempo tune "New Day". Dropping its simple almost-four-minute clip, the 32-year-old entertainer debuts the -produced third single off her successful fifth album "".
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Alicia Keys Burns Up the Screen With Maxwell in 'Fire We Make' Music Video

April 24, 2013 08:32:57 GMT

After releasing her hit song "Girl on Fire" and performing in a series of celebrity-packed events that included the Super Bowl, President Obama's inaugural ball, and the NBA All-Star Game weekend, R'n'B songbird returns with another potential hit from her "" studio album. This time, the 32-year-old entertainer drops her soulful duet with hunky crooner entitled "Fire We Make", premiering its beautifully-shot music video filmed in New Orleans.
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Alicia Keys' Egypt Has a Crush on Beyonce's Blue Ivy

February 20, 2013 04:34:08 GMT

revealed on "The Wendy Williams Show" on February 18 that her adorable 2-year-old boy, Egypt, might have a crush on and 's daughter, Blue Ivy. In fact, Alicia revealed that Egypt might have kissed Blue Ivy. The celebrity mom said, "I think Egypt kissed Blue...and I don't think Jay liked it very much."
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Alicia Keys Headlines NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

February 18, 2013 08:22:28 GMT

R'n'B superstar sang four of her biggest hits during her halftime show performance at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 17 at the Toyota Center. The 32-year-old singer dished out her new singles "Girl on Fire" and "New Day" along with older hits "No One" and "Empire State of Mind", which she started playing on her trademark grand piano.
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Helen Mirren Sports New Pink Hair

February 11, 2013 07:46:10 GMT

Dame shocked everyone during 2013 BAFTA Awards on Sunday, February 10 with her new hair color. The 67-year-old actress dyed her hair pink which highlighted her new choppy pixie cut.
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One Direction Have Fun in the First Official Teaser of Their 3D Movie

February 11, 2013 07:45:46 GMT

TriStar Pictures has premiered the official teaser trailer for 's 3D movie online. Sounds of screaming 1D fans open the trailer as it shows the famous British-Irish boyband's concerts, which were always sold out and had fans lining up days earlier only to catch glimpses of their teen idols.
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Grammys 2013 Performances: Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and Maroon 5

February 11, 2013 07:09:46 GMT

performed her new single "Stay" at the 55th Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 10 live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 24-year-old stunner, in a vintage Azzedine Alaia gown, veered away from her usual choreagoraphy-laden dance performances to deliver the slow ballad with collaborator Mikky Ekko.
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