Alicia Keys was born in January 25, 1981 in NYC. She is among the most popular and respectable Grammy award winners, whose very first album called Songs in A Minor has received a platinum award for more than five times.Where and How Alicia Started?
Alicia started to discover her love and passion for music when she was just 7 years old. Even as early as her high school days, she had already attracted several recording companies. After several bidding, right after her graduation from the Professional Performance Arts School, major in choir, at age 16, she was signed by Clive Davis from Arista Records.
When Davis started out his own recording company, Alicia followed. J records was the one who produced Songs in A Minor in 2001.
In 2003, another hit album was launched by Alicia, The Diary of Alicia Keys. That proved her success and worth as a solo artist. It debuted as number 1. She also won different Grammy awards for her second album like Best R&B Song, Best R&B Performance, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Album. Alicia’s collaboration with Usher for the song “My Boo” was also a big hit winning the Best R&B Performance by a Group or Duo.
In 2007 and 2009, As I am and Girl on Fire albums were released respectively. Both have won Grammy awards and have sold hundred thousands of copies even on the first weeks after their release.
This was indeed one of the best highlights of her career. She did several collaborations with other talented and well-known artists like Jack White and Jay-Z. One of her songs was featured in James Bond’s movie called Quantum of Solace in 2008.
Alicia’s fifth album called Girl on Fire was released in 2012 and that made her back on the top chart. She was once again a winner of the Best R&B Album in 2014.Alicia as an Actress
Alicia also tried some acting roles on movies and TV. Asyoung as 4 years old, she already guested as one of Keshia Knight Pulliam’s peers on The Cosby Show. Other appearances include Charmed, American Dreams, and The Backyardigans, Smokin’ Aces, The Nanny Diaries, and The Secret Life of Bees.
Keys is now married to Swizz Beatz and is now a mother a baby boy named Egypt Daoud Dean.