Alicia Keys

Singer-songwriter + Pianist + Actress
Born Jan 25, 1981
Age 35
Hometown Hell's Kitchen
Religion Christian
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater Columbia University
High School Professional Perf...

Alicia Augello Cook, better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys was raised by a single mother in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City. At age seven, Keys began playing the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alicia Keys.


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


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The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. … Read More
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In 2006, Keys won three NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Song for "Unbreakable". … Read More
Keys has made guest appearances on several television series, beginning with The Cosby Show. 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


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Keys is also set to co-produce the Broadway premiere of Stick Fly, which will open in December 2011.
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In September 2012, Keys collaborated with Reebok for her own sneakers collection. … Read More
In January 2013, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins and singer Alicia Keys officially unveiled the BlackBerry 10 mobile platform in New York City. Keys has now signed up to help sell BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced on January 30, 2013 that the Grammy Award winning singer would be the company's new Global Creative Director.
In January 2014, BlackBerry said it will part ways with singer Alicia Keys at the end of this month, a year after the Canadian company signed her up as its global creative director in a widely publicised move.
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