Alicia Keys (which is her stage name for Alicia Augello Cook) recorded “Empire State of Mind” with Jay-Z for his latest album, Blueprint 3. She has also included a solo version of “Empire State of Mind” for her album. She has also worked with Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, David Bowie, Chris Martin, and Lou Reed. She has worked on songs for soundtracks for films such as Men in Black, Shaft, Dr. Doolittle, and Quantum of Solace where she worked with Jack White from The White Stripes. Her single “Doesn’t Mean Anything” was on the Billboard Hot 100 and “No One” was ranked #6 on Billboard’s songs of the decade. Other hit songs include “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart”, “Fallin’”, “A Woman’s Worth”, “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”, “Teenage Love Affair”, “Superwoman”, and “Unbreakable”.
When was Alicia Keys born?
January 25, 1981
Who is Alicia Keys married to?
Does Alicia Keys have kids?
Yes, Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean
What city does Alicia Keys live in?
New York City, NY, USA
What year did Alicia Keys form?
Alicia Keys, along with recording and playing award winning music, has also works as a Hollywood actress. Keys began playing the piano at age seven, and attended the Professional performing Arts School in New York City, graduating as valedictorian of her class. She briefly attended Columbia University, but dropped out to pursue her music career.
Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was an immediate success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide, making her the best selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. It also earned her five Grammy's for Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song for "Fallin'", Best New Artist, and Best R&B Album. Her monumental night made Keys just the second female solo artist to win five Grammy Awards in a single night. She followed up her debut with The Diary of Alicia Keys, which was released in December 2003. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 618,000 copies its first week of release, and becoming the largest first-week sales for a female artist in 2003. Her third release, As I Am, sold six million copies and earned her three more Grammy awards. Billboard magazine named Keys the top R&B artist of the 2000–2009 decade. Recently, she collaborated with Jay Z on the megahit song "Empire State of Mind."