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Alicia Keys

American singer-songwriter

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Alicia Keys: American singer-songwriter
Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter. 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 16 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.


Alicia Keys demands justice in Breonna Taylor case [Video]

Alicia Keys demands justice in Breonna Taylor case

Alicia Keys has slammed the decision not to bring murder charges against the police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor.

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Alicia Keys reflects on 'beautiful bond' with husband of 10 years Swizz Beatz [Video]

Alicia Keys reflects on 'beautiful bond' with husband of 10 years Swizz Beatz

Alicia Keys has opened up about her "beautiful bond" with Swizz Beatz as they celebrate 10 years of marriage.

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Alicia Keys announces new album release date [Video]

Alicia Keys announces new album release date

The singer posted a video announcement on social media for her upcoming self-titled album, ‘Alicia’.

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Alicia Keys launches $1 billion fund for black businesses [Video]

Alicia Keys launches $1 billion fund for black businesses

Alicia Keys has launched a $1 billion dollar dream fund for black-owned businesses and she announced the full details of the initiative while explaining why she agreed to perform at the National..

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Radiohead, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, others are sharing free concerts to watch at home

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'Be good to each other': Alicia Keys discusses new memoir, shares hopeful messages amid coronavirus

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Alicia Keys opens up about hosting the Grammys hours after learning of Kobe Bryant's death

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