Alicia Keys Trivia

  • Alicia Keys
    • 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)


  • In 2008, Keys was ranked in at number 80 of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists.
  • Signed a deal with Glaceau in May 2008 to front a new campaign for its Vitamin Water line that was expected to net her more than $25 million.
  • Starred in micro-TV series, titled "Fresh Takes," created by Dove Go Fresh, a fragrance collection by Dove, aired in commercial breaks across five weeks during the return of MTV's "The Hills" in March 2008.
  • Included in People Magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People" list in April 2007.
  • Persuaded her fellows in the music industry to raise their voices to help millions suffering from AIDS in Africa (Nov 29, 2004).
  • Joined Missy Elliott and Beyonce Knowles to play more than 20 arena concerts in March and April (February 9, 2004).
  • Ranked 6th on's list of Sexiest Movie Assassins for her role in the 2007 "Smokin' Aces" (April 2007).
  • Offered $5,000 college scholarships, Open Doors Scholars Program, to 4 students from Jacksonville, New Orleans, Atlanta & New York City's Harlem neighborhood as part of Frum Tha Ground Up, a nonprofit organization started by her road manager, D.J. Walton
  • Led the Recording category nominations at the 37th NAACP Image Awards, to be held February 25th, 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium, with four nominations including Outstanding Song and Outstanding Album.
  • Signed a development deal with UPN channel to create her own TV show, which is based on her childhood experiences as a biracial youngster growing in New York (January, 2006).
  • Collaborated with Bono on "Don't Give Up (Africa)," which was originally sung by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush in 1986 and was titled "So," and donated all proceeds to "Keep A Child Alive," which provides medicine to families infected with AIDS and HIV.
  • Already knows Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Usher since she was 14.
  • Was featured on Eve's song "Gangsta Lovin'" taken from her 3rd album "Eve-Olution" (2002).
  • Able to play either piano or guitar.
  • Her secret talent is swimming.
  • "Songs In The Key Of Life" (1976) by Stevie Wonder is Keys favorite album.
  • Cracking her neck is Keys bad habit.
  • Her idols are Stevie Wonder and Maya Angelou.
  • Wrote her first song "Butterflyz" at the age of 14.
  • Learns classical music from her favorite composers, like Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin.
  • Her favorite ice cream is Vanilla with Chocolate Fudge.
  • Her astrological sign is Aquarius.
  • Once considered to call herself Alicia Wild, before later came up with her last name Keys.
  • Writes and produces "Impossible," one of the songs include in Christina Aguilera's album "Stripped."
  • Her mother is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent, while her father is an African-American.
  • Is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (2004)
  • Named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
  • Named one of People Magazine's "Breakthrough Stars of 2001".
  • Graduated from the Professional Performing Arts School and accepted by Columbia University when she was only 16 years old.
  • Appeared on Vibe cover, Vanity Fair music issue, SevenTeen Magazine, and Teen Magazine.
  • Is the first artist to sign with J Records.
  • Began taking piano lessons at age 5 at her mother's insistence, Keys started to play it at age 7.
  • Lellow is her nickname.