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Alicia Keys

Musician / Composer / Pianist / Record Producer / Poet / Actress | * 01/25/1981 (40) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. A classically-trained pianist, Keys began composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records. After disputes with the label, she signed with Arista Records and later released her debut album, Songs in A Minor, with J Records in 2001. The album was critically and commercially successful, 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 second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), was also a critical and commercial success, spawning successful singles "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You", and "Diary", and selling eight million copies worldwide. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards. Her duet "My Boo" with Usher became her second number-one single in 2004. Keys released her first live album, Unplugged (2005), and became the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one. Her third album, As I Am (2007), produced the Hot ... ()
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Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age 12. She was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records, and then, after disputes with the label, by Arista Records. Her debut album, Songs in A Minor, was released with J Records in 2001. Praised for Keys' musical talents and creative control, Songs in A Minor was critically and commercially successful, producing her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'" and selling over 12 million copies worldwide. Songs in A Minor earned Keys Five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), was also a critical and commercial success, spawning successful singles "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You" and "Diary", and selling eight million copies worldwide. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards. Her duet song "My Boo" with Usher became her second number-one single in 2004. Keys released her first live album, Unplugged (2005), and became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one.Her third album, As I Am (2007), produced the Hot 100 number-one single "No One", selling 5 million copies worldwide and earning an additional three Grammy Awards. In 2007, Keys made her film debut in the action-thriller film Smokin' Aces. Her fourth album,The Element of Freedom (2009), became her first chart-topping album in the UK, and sold 4 million copies worldwide. In 2009, Keys also collaborated with Jay Z on "Empire State of Mind", which became her fourth number-one single, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2010. Girl on Fire (2012) was her fifth Billboard 200 topping album, spawning the successful title track, and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. In 2013, VH1 Storytellers was released as her second live album. Her sixth studio album, Here (2016), became her seventh US R&B/Hip-Hop chart topping album.Keys has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including 15 competitive Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards, and awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and National Music Publishers Association. She has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. Considered a musical icon, Keys was named by Billboard the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade and placed number 10 on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. VH1 also included her on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and 100 Greatest Women in Music lists, while Time have named her in their 100 list of most influential people in 2005 and 2017. Keys is also known for her humanitarian work, philanthropy and activism, and has received accolades for such work. Keys co-founded and is the Global Ambassador of the nonprofit HIV/AIDS-fighting organization Keep a Child Alive.

Most frequent genres for this person: Music | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Alicia Keys

Grammy Award for Best New Artist Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance 100 Women (BBC) Ambassador of Conscience Award Grammy Award for Best R&B Album Grammy Award for Best New Artist

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Movies with Alicia Keys as Actress(23)

TV Shows/Series with Alicia Keys as Actress(24)

Movies with Alicia Keys as Crew(10)

Production/Executive Producer2021 A Choice Of Weapons: Inspired By Gordon Parks
Production/Producer2021 Untitled Alvin Ailey Project
Production/Producer2021 Resort to Love
Production/Producer2020 Work It
Sound/Original Music Composer2016 The Gospel
Production/Executive Producer2016 The Gospel
Production/Executive Producer2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
Sound/Original Music Composer2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
Directing/Director2011 Five
Sound/Theme Song Performance2008 Quantum of Solace

Albums by Alicia Keys on Apple Music / iTunes Store

ALICIA: The Selects

7 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2021 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Songs In A Minor: 20th Anniversary Exclusives - EP

4 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2021 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Songs In A Minor (20th Anniversary Edition)

20 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2021 - Sony Music Entertainment

ALICIA (Bonus Tracks Edition)

18 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2020 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

ALICIA (Bonus Tracks Edition)

18 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2020 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

ALICIA (Bonus Live Videos Edition)

17 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2020 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

ALICIA (Bonus Live Videos Edition)

17 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2020 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Vault Volume 1 - EP

5 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2017 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

HERE

16 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2016 - RCA Records, a divsion of Sony Music Entertainment

HERE

16 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2016 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

In Common (The Remixes) - EP

5 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2016 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

VH1 Storytellers: Alicia Keys (Live)

11 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2013 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Girl On Fire

13 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2012 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Girl On Fire (Remixes) - EP

4 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2012 - RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

The Element of Freedom

14 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2009 - Sony Music Entertainment

Remixed

8 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2008 - Sony Music Entertainment

As I Am (Expanded Edition)

17 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2007 - Sony Music Entertainment

No One - EP

4 Tracks - Pop
2007 - Sony Music Entertainment

Diary (Dance Vault Remixes) - EP

4 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2006 - Sony Music Entertainment

Unplugged (Live)

16 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2005 - Sony Music Entertainment

If I Ain't Got You EP

6 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2004 - compilation (P) 2004 Sony Music Entertainment

The Diary of Alicia Keys

15 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2003 - RCA/JIVE Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment

Songs In A Minor

16 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2001 - Sony Music Entertainment

Songs In A Minor (Expanded Edition)

22 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2001 - Sony Music Entertainment

Additional Information

Full Name: Alicia Cook
Born: Sunday, 01/25 1981 (January) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 40 years + 273 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Professional Performing Arts School, Columbia University
Record Label: Arista, Columbia Records, J Records, RCA Records
Spouses (current/former): Swizz Beatz
Father: Craig Cook
Mother: Teresa Augello
Other names for Alicia Keys (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Alicia Augello Cook"
Alicia Keys frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (32x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (26x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (18x, Actress)
Jason Sudeikis (17x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (17x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (15x, Actress)
Miley Cyrus (14x, Actress)
Amy Poehler (13x, Actress)
Jamie Foxx (13x, Actor)
Will Forte (13x, Actor)
Jennifer Hudson (7x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:28115, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 10/01/2021