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Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

Background information
Birth name Alicia Augello Cook
Born January 25, 1981
Origin New York City, New York, USA
Genre(s) Pop
Contemporary R&B
Years active 1985—present
Label(s) Arista Records
Columbia Records
J Records
Website Website

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Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American recording artist, musician and actress. She was raised by a single mother in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City. At age seven, Keys began to play classical music on the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. She later attended Columbia University before dropping out to pursue her music career. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.

The Element of Freedom (2009) As I Am (2007) Unplugged (2005) The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003) Songs In A Minor (2001)

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Alicia Keys Announces London Royal Albert Hall Gig

April 13, 2011
Alicia Keys has announced details of a special one-off gig in London to mark the 10th anniversary of her debut album 'Songs In A Minor'. The US singer will perform the album accompanied only by her piano at the Royal Albert Hall on June 13.   Read more 

Alicia Keys Marries Swizz Beatz

August 2, 2010
Alicia Keys has married her partner, DJ and producer, Swizz Beats this past weekend (July 31), in a celebrity filled wedding in the Mediterranean. Keys, who is currently pregnant, and Swizz (real name Kasseem Dean), first met in 2008.  Read more 

BET Awards 2010: Winners List

June 28, 2010
Alicia Keys and Chris Brown were amongst the winners at the Black Entertainment TV (BET) Awards on Sunday (June 27). Keys was named Best Female R&B Artist and also collected the prize for Best Collaboration for her duet with Jay-Z, ‘Empire State Of Mind’.  Read more 

Kasabian Start Work On Fourth Album, 'Plot Alicia Keys Collaboration'

May 10, 2010
Kasabian have started work on their fourth album, it’s been reported. The band’s guitarist is understood to have been laying down tracks with producer Dan The Automator in San Francisco.  Read more 

Alicia Keys To Perform With Jay-Z At The BRIT Awards

February 11, 2010
Alicia Keys will join Jay-Z on stage at the BRIT awards in London next week. The pair will perform 'Empire State Of Mind' at the ceremony on February 16.  Read more 

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