Alicia Keys

Singer-songwriter + Pianist + Actress
Born Jan 25, 1981

Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001.… Read More

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1981 Birth Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook on January 25, 1981, in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan, in New York City. … Read More
1985 4 Years Old In 1985, Keys made an appearance on The Cosby Show at the age of four, where she and a group of girls played the parts of Rudy Huxtable's sleepover guests in the episode "Slumber Party". … Read More


1994 13 Years Old In 1994, Keys met long-term manager Jeff Robinson after she enrolled in his brother's after-school program. … Read More
1997 16 Years Old Keys signed a demo deal with Jermaine Dupri and So So Def Recordings, where she appeared on the label's Christmas album performing "The Little Drummer Girl". She also co-wrote and recorded a song titled "Dah Dee Dah (Sexy Thing)", which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1997 film, Men in Black. … Read More


2001 - 2004 6 More Events
The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. … Read More
2006 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Keys won three NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Song for "Unbreakable". … Read More
She made her film debut in Smokin' Aces and also went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries in 2007. … Read More
"No One" earned Keys the awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song at the 2008 Grammy Awards. … Read More
She also received three nominations at the 2009 Grammy Awards and won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Superwoman". … Read More
In February 2010, Keys released the fourth single, "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" peaked at fifty-five on the Hot 100 and seventy-six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. … Read More


2011 - 2013 7 More Events
In 2014, Keys collaborated with Kendrick Lamar on the song "It's On Again" for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack.
In 2015 Keys performed at the BET Awards 2015 with The Weeknd.
On March 25, 2016, Keys was announced to be joining Miley Cyrus as a new judge on Season 11 of The Voice.
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