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ALICIA AUGELLO COOK (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as ALICIA KEYS, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, pianist 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 released in 2001, producing her first _Billboard_ Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin\' ", and selling over 12 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her sophomore album, _The Diary of Alicia Keys _, was released in 2003, spawning successful singles "You Don\'t Know My Name ", "If I Ain\'t Got You " and " Diary ", and selling 8 million copies worldwide. The duet song "My Boo " with Usher scored her a second number-one single in 2004. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album , _Unplugged _, becoming the first woman to have an _ MTV Unplugged _ album debut at number one.

_ As I Am _ was released in 2007, producing the Hot 100 number-one single "No One ", selling 5 million copies worldwide and earning an additional three Grammy Awards. _ The Element of Freedom _ was released in 2009, becoming her first chart-topping album in the UK, and selling 4 million copies worldwide. Keys additionally collaborated with Jay Z on " Empire State of Mind " as her fourth number-one single, and won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2010. _Girl on Fire _ was released in 2012 as her fifth _ Billboard 200 _ topping album, spawning the successful title track . Her second live album, _ VH1 Storytellers _ was released in 2013. _Here _ was released in 2016, becoming her seventh _R&B/Hip-Hop _ chart topping album

Keys has won numerous awards such as 15 Grammy Awards and 17 NAACP Image Awards and has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. Keys made her film debut in _Smokin\' Aces _ and has also appeared in _ The Nanny Diaries _ and _The Secret Life of Bees _. Considered a pop icon , _Billboard _ magazine named her the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade and placed her number 10 on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. VH1 included her on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list, while _Time _ named her in their 100 list of most influential people in 2005 and 2017.

CONTENTS

* 1 Life and career

* 1.1 1981–1999: Early life and career beginnings * 1.2 2000–2002: _Songs in A Minor_ * 1.3 2003–2005: _The Diary of Alicia Keys_ and _Unplugged_ * 1.4 2006–2008: Film debut and _As I Am_ * 1.5 2009–2011: _The Element of Freedom_, marriage and motherhood

* 1.6 2012–2015: _Girl on Fire_ * 1.7 2016–present: _Here_ and _The Voice_

* 2 Public image * 3 Artistry * 4 Legacy * 5 Achievements * 6 Personal life * 7 Philanthropy and activism * 8 Discography * 9 Concert tours * 10 Filmography * 11 See also * 12 References * 13 Further reading * 14 External links

LIFE AND CAREER

1981–1999: EARLY LIFE AND CAREER BEGINNINGS

Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook on January 25, 1981, in the Hell\'s Kitchen area of Manhattan, New York City. She is the only child of Teresa (Augello), a paralegal and part-time actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant . Keys' father is African American and her mother is of Sicilian ( Sciacca ) and either Scottish or Irish descent. Keys has expressed that she was comfortable with her multiracial heritage because she felt she was able to "relate to different cultures". Her parents separated when she was two and she was subsequently raised by her mother during her formative years in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. Keys has 2 younger half brothers: Clay Cook (Branch) and Cole Cook. 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". Throughout her childhood, Keys was sent to music and dance classes by her mother. She studied classical piano from age seven, playing composers such as Beethoven , Mozart , and Chopin , and enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School at the age of 12, where she majored in choir and began writing songs at the age of 14. She graduated in four years as valedictorian at the age of 16.

In 1994, Keys met long-term manager Jeff Robinson after she enrolled in his brother's after-school program. The following year Robinson introduced Keys to her future A&R at Arista Records, Peter Edge, who later described his first impressions to HitQuarters : "I had never met a young R however, it was never released as a single and her record contract with Columbia ended after a dispute with the label. Keys was unhappy with the label because her career had stalled during her two years under contract at Columbia due to executive indecision over her direction and major changes within the company. Keys called Clive Davis , who sensed a "special, unique" artist from her performance and signed her to Arista Records , which later disbanded. Keys almost chose Wilde as her stage name until her manager suggested the name Keys after a dream he had. Keys felt that name represented her both as a performer and person.

2000–2002: _SONGS IN A MINOR_

Keys performing in Frankfurt , Germany, 2002

Following Davis to his newly formed J Records label, she worked with Kerry "Krucial" Brothers and recorded the songs "Rock wit U" and "Rear View Mirror", which were featured on the soundtracks to the films _Shaft _ (2000) and _ Dr. Dolittle 2 _ (2001), respectively. Keys' first studio album _ Songs in A Minor _ was released in June 2001. Musically, it incorporated classical piano in an R">'s Steve Jones wrote that Keys "taps into the blues, soul, jazz and even classical music to propel haunting melodies and hard-driving funk". Debuting at number one on the _Billboard_ 200 with first-week sales of 236,000 units, it went on to sell over 6.2 million copies in the United States and 12 million copies internationally. Additionally, it was certified six times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America . _Songs in A Minor_ established Keys' popularity both inside and outside of the United States where she became the best-selling new artist and R">'s Hot R becoming her second top ten single on both charts. Released in June, "How Come You Don\'t Call Me " served as the album's third single, peaking at 59 on the Hot 100. The album's fourth single "Girlfriend " was released in the United Kingdom where it peaked at 82. The following year, the album was reissued as _Remixed codecs="vorbis"" data-title="Original Ogg file (164 kbps)" data-shorttitle="Ogg source" data-width="0" data-height="0" data-bandwidth="163622" /> "Fallin'" is a gospel -influenced piano ballad. Often considered her signature song , it describes the "ins and outs" of being in a relationship. -------------------------

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_Songs in A Minor_ led Keys to win five awards at the 2002 Grammy Awards : Song of the Year , Best Female R&B Vocal Performance , and Best R&B Song for "Fallin'", Best New Artist , and Best R "Fallin'" was also nominated for Record of the Year . Keys became the second female solo artist to win five Grammy Awards in a single night, following Lauryn Hill at the 41st Grammy Awards . That same year, she collaborated with Christina Aguilera for the latter's upcoming album _Stripped _ on a song titled "Impossible", which Keys wrote, co-produced, and provided with background vocals. During the early 2000s, Keys also made small cameos in television series _ Charmed _ and _ American Dreams _.

2003–2005: _THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS_ AND _UNPLUGGED_

Keys performing at Consumer Electronics Show , 2004

Keys 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, becoming the largest first-week sales for a female artist in 2003. It sold 4.4 million copies in the United States and was certified four times Platinum by the RIAA . It sold eight million copies worldwide, becoming the sixth biggest-selling album by a female artist and the second biggest-selling album by a female R&B artist. The album's lead single, "You Don\'t Know My Name ", peaked at number three on the _Billboard_ Hot 100 and number one on _Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs_ for eight consecutive weeks, her first Top 10 single in both charts since 2002's "A Woman\'s Worth ". The album's second single, "If I Ain\'t Got You ", was released in February 2004 and peaked at number 4 on the _Billboard_ Hot 100 and number one on the _Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs_ for six weeks. The album's third single, " Diary ", peaked at number 8 on the _Billboard_ Hot 100 and number two on the _Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs_ chart, being their third consecutive Top 10 single in both charts. The album's fourth and final single, "Karma ", which peaked at number 20 on the _Billboard_ Hot 100 and number 17 on the _Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs_, first release to fail to achieve top ten status on both charts. "If I Ain't Got You" became the first single by a female artist to remain on the _Billboard_ Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for over a year. Keys also collaborated with recording artist Usher on the song "My Boo " from his 2004 album, _Confessions ( Special Edition) _. The song topped the _Billboard_ Hot 100 for six weeks and _Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs_ for three weeks, became her first number-one single in _Hot 100_ since 2001's "Fallin\' ".

Keys won Best R she performed the song and "Higher Ground " with Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder . Later that year, Keys released her novel _Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics _, a collection of unreleased poems from her journals and lyrics. The title derived from one of her poems, "Love and Chains" from the line: "I don't mind drinking my tears for water." She said the title is the foundation of her writing because "everything I have ever written has stemmed from my tears of joy, of pain, of sorrow, of depression, even of question". The book sold over US$500,000 and Keys made _ The New York Times _ bestseller list in 2005. The following year, she won a second consecutive award for Best R&B Video at the MTV Video Music Awards for the video "Karma". Keys performed "If I Ain't Got You" and then joined Jamie Foxx and Quincy Jones in a rendition of "Georgia on My Mind ", the Hoagy Carmichael song made famous by Ray Charles in 1960 at the 2005 Grammy Awards . That evening, she won four Grammy Awards: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "If I Ain't Got You", Best R&B Song for "You Don't Know My Name", Best R&B Album for _The Diary of Alicia Keys_, and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals " for "My Boo " with Usher .

Keys performed and taped her installment of the _ MTV Unplugged _ series in July 2005 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music . During this session, Keys added new arrangements to her original songs and performed a few choice covers . The session was released on CD and DVD in October 2005. Simply titled _Unplugged _, the album debuted at number one on the U.S. _Billboard_ 200 chart with 196,000 units sold in its first week of release. The album sold one million copies in the United States, where it was certified Platinum by the RIAA, and two million copies worldwide. The debut of Keys' _Unplugged_ was the highest for an _MTV Unplugged_ album since Nirvana 's 1994 _MTV Unplugged in New York _ and the first _Unplugged_ by a female artist to debut at number one. The album's first single, "Unbreakable ", peaked at number 34 on the _Billboard_ Hot 100 and number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It remained at number one on the _Billboard_ Hot Adult R"> Keys performing in 2008

In 2006, Keys won three NAACP Image Awards , including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Song for "Unbreakable". She also received the Starlight Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame . In October 2006, she played the voice of Mommy Martian in the "Mission to Mars " episode of the children's television series _The Backyardigans _, in which she sang an original song, "Almost Everything Is Boinga Here". That same year, Keys nearly suffered a mental breakdown . Her grandmother had died and her family was heavily dependent on her. She felt she needed to "escape" and went to Egypt for three weeks. She explained: "That trip was definitely the most crucial thing I've ever done for myself in my life to date. It was a very difficult time that I was dealing with, and it just came to the point where I really needed to—basically, I just needed to run away, honestly. And I needed to get as far away as possible."

Keys made her film debut in early 2007 in the crime film _Smokin\' Aces _, co-starring as an assassin named Georgia Sykes opposite Ben Affleck and Andy García . Keys received much praise from her co-stars in the film; Ryan Reynolds called her "so natural" and said she would "blow everybody away." _Smokin' Aces_ was a moderate hit at the box office, earning $57,103,895 worldwide during its theatrical run. In the same year, Keys earned further praise for her second film, _The Nanny Diaries _, based on the 2002 novel of the same name , where she co-starred alongside Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans . _The Nanny Diaries_ had a hit moderate performance at the box office, earning only $44,638,886 worldwide during its theatrical run. She also guest starred as herself in the "One Man Is an Island " episode of the drama series _Cane _.

Keys released her third studio album, _ As I Am _, in November 2007; it debuted at number one on the _Billboard_ 200 , selling 742,000 copies in its first week. It gained Keys her largest first week sales of her career and became her fourth consecutive number one album, tying her with Britney Spears for the most consecutive number-one debuts on the _Billboard_ 200 by a female artist. The week became the second largest sales week of 2007 and the largest sales week for a female solo artist since singer Norah Jones ' album _Feels like Home _ in 2004. The album has sold three million copies in the United States and has been certified three times Platinum by the RIAA . It has sold five million copies worldwide. Keys received five nominations for _As I Am_ at the 2008 American Music Award and ultimately won two. The album's lead single, "No One ", peaked at number one on the _Billboard_ Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for ten consecutive weeks, became her first number-one single in _Hot 100_ since 2004's "My Boo" and becoming Keys' third and fifth number-one single on each chart, respectively. The album's second single, "Like You\'ll Never See Me Again ", was released in late 2007 and peaked at number 12 on the _Billboard_ Hot 100 and number one on the _Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs_ for seven consecutive weeks. From October 27, 2007, when "No One" reached No. 1, through February 16, 2008, the last week "Like You'll Never See Me Again" was at No. 1, the Keys was on top of the chart for 17 weeks, more consecutive weeks than any other artist in _Hot R&B/Hip/Hop Songs_ chart. The album's third single, " Teenage Love Affair ", which peaked at number 54 on the '_Billboard_ Hot 100 and number three on the _Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs_. The album's fourth and final single, "Superwoman ", which peaked at number 82 on the _Billboard_ Hot 100 and number 12 on the _Hot R"> Keys performing at the 2008 Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Japan

"No One" earned Keys the awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song at the 2008 Grammy Awards . Keys opened the ceremony singing Frank Sinatra 's 1950s song "Learnin\' the Blues " as a "duet" with archival footage of Sinatra in video and "No One" with John Mayer later in the show. Keys also won Best Female R&B Artist during the show. She starred in "Fresh Takes", a commercial micro-series created by Dove Go Fresh, which premiered during _The Hills _ on MTV from March to April 2008. The premiere celebrated the launch of new Dove Go Fresh. She also signed a deal as spokesperson with Glacéau\'s VitaminWater to endorse the product, and was in an American Express commercial for the "Are you a Cardmember?" campaign. Keys, along with The White Stripes ' guitarist and lead vocalist Jack White , recorded the theme song to _ Quantum of Solace _, the first duet in Bond soundtrack history. In 2008, Keys was ranked in at number 80 the _Billboard_ Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists. She also starred in _The Secret Life of Bees _ Her role earned her a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards . She also received three nominations at the 2009 Grammy Awards and won Best Female R"> Keys at the 37th Annual American Music Awards red carpet, November 2009

In 2009, Keys approached Clive Davis for permission to submit a song for Whitney Houston 's sixth studio album _ I Look to You _. She subsequently co-wrote and produced the single " Million Dollar Bill " with record producer Swizz Beatz . Months later, she was featured on rapper Jay-Z 's song " Empire State of Mind " which was the lead single from his eleventh studio album _ The Blueprint 3 _. The song was a commercial and critical success, topping the _Billboard_ Hot 100, becoming her fourth number-one song on that chart. Additionally, it won Grammy Awards for ' Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and 'Best Rap Song ' the following year, among a total of five nominations. The following month, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers honored Keys with the Golden Note Award, an award given to artists "who have achieved extraordinary career milestones". She collaborated with Spanish recording artist Alejandro Sanz for "Looking for Paradise ", which topped the _Billboard_ Hot Latin Songs chart, this was Keys' first number one on all three charts, which also made her the first Black-American of non-Hispanic origin to reach #1 on the _Hot Latin Tracks_.

Keys released her fourth studio album, _ The Element of Freedom _, in December 2009. It debuted at number two on the _Billboard_ 200 , selling 417,000 copies in its first week. As part of the promotional drive for the album, she performed at the Cayman Islands Jazz Festival on December 5, the final night of the three-day festival which would be broadcast on BET . It was preceded by the release of its lead single "Doesn\'t Mean Anything " which peaked at sixty on the Hot 100, and fourteen on _Billboard_'s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Keys was ranked as the top R&B recording artist of the 2000–2009 decade by _Billboard _ magazine and ranked at number five as artist of the decade, while "No One" was ranked at number six on the magazine's top songs of the decade. In the United Kingdom, _The Element of Freedom_ became Keys' first album to top the UK Albums Chart . The album's second single, " Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart ", was released in November and peaked at number twenty-seven on the Hot 100 and number two on the Hot R">. 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. In May, "Un-Thinkable (I\'m Ready) " featuring rapper Drake was released as the album's fifth single. While only peaking at twenty-one on the _Billboard_ Hot 100, it topped the Hot R Keys eighth number one on the chart; and Key's first number one song in five years. The album's sixth and final single, "Wait Til You See My Smile ", was released in December 2010 in the United Kingdom.

In May 2010, a representative for Keys and Swizz Beatz confirmed that they were engaged and expecting a child together. Keys and Beatz had a wedding celebration on the French island of Corsica on July 31, 2010. On October 14, 2010, Keys gave birth to their son, in New York City. She recorded a song together with Eve called "Speechless ", which is dedicated to her son.

In June 2011, _Songs in A Minor_ was re-released as deluxe and collector's editions in commemoration of its 10th anniversary. To support the release, Keys embarked on a four-city promotional tour, titled Piano "> Keys at NRJ Music Awards 2013

Keys released her fifth studio album _Girl on Fire _ through RCA Records on November 27, 2012. Keys has stated that she wants the album to "liberate" and "empower" fans. The album\'s title track was released on September 4 as its lead single and peak number eleven on _Billboard_ hot 100, the single was Keys's first top twenty own single on the chart since 2007 single "Like You'll Never See Me Again", she performed the song for the first time at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on September 6. "Girl on Fire" is an uptempo anthem. "Brand New Me " was released as the album's second single. A softer ballad, it was noted as significantly different from the album's lead single.

Prior, two songs from _Girl on Fire_ were released as promotion. The first was a song titled "New Day ". The song was later revealed to be the solo version of 50 Cent 's lead single featuring Dr. Dre and Keys. Another song, " Not Even the King " was uploaded to VEVO as a promotional song. Co-written by Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé , its lyrics talk about a rich love that couldn't be afforded by "the king". Overall sales of the album were considerable lower than Keys' previous ones.

On September 2012, Keys collaborated with Reebok for her own sneakers collection. In October, Keys announced her partnership with Bento Box Entertainment 's Bento Box Interactive to create an education mobile application titled "The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee" for iOS devices about the relationship between a young New York City girl and her wise grandmother. The app will feature two of Keys' original songs, "Follow the Moon" and "Unlock Yourself".

In January 2013, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins and singer Alicia Keys officially unveiled the BlackBerry 10 mobile platform in New York City. Keys 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 that month, a year after the Canadian company signed her up as its global creative director in a widely publicised move. In June 2013, her VH1 Storytellers special was released on CD and DVD. Also, Keys and Maxwell were working on a " Marvin Gaye / Tammi Terrell " type of duets EP.

In 2013, she performed a duet with Italian singer Giorgia on the song " I Will Pray (Pregherò) ". In November, the song was extracted as the second single from Giorgia's album _Senza Paura_ and has been marketed in digital stores worldwide. In 2014, Keys collaborated with Kendrick Lamar on the song "It\'s On Again " for _ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 _ soundtrack. In July 2014, it was reported that Keys had changed management from Red Light Management's Will Botwin to Ron Laffitte and Guy Oseary at Maverick .

On September 8, 2014, Keys uploaded the music video to a new song called "We Are Here " to her Facebook page, accompanied by a lengthy status update describing her motivation and inspiration to write the song. It was released digitally the following week. Keys was also working with Pharrell Williams on her sixth studio album, first set for a 2015 release. In an interview with _Vibe _, Keys described the sound of the album as "aggressive". One of the songs on the album is called "Killing Your Mother". Keys also played the piano on a Diplo -produced song " Living for Love " which featured on Madonna 's thirteenth studio album _Rebel Heart _ (2015). In November 2014, Keys announced that she is releasing a series of children's books. The first book released is entitled _Blue Moon: From the Journals of MaMa Mae and LeeLee_.

Keys gave birth to her second child, son Genesis Ali Dean, on December 27, 2014. In 2015 Keys performed at the BET Awards 2015 with The Weeknd . In September 2015, Swizz Beatz stated that Keys' sixth studio album will be released in 2016.

Keys played the character Skye Summers in the second season of _Empire _. She first appeared in the episode "Sinned Against", which aired November 25, 2015.

2016–PRESENT: _HERE_ AND _THE VOICE_

On March 25, 2016, Keys was announced as a new coach on Season 11 of _The Voice _. During _The Voice_ finale, she finished in third place with her team member, Wé McDonald.

On May 4, 2016, Keys released her first single in four years, entitled " In Common ". On May 28, 2016, Keys performed in the opening ceremony of 2016 UEFA Champions League Final in San Siro , Milan . The song topped Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart on October 15.

On June 20, 2016, Keys executive produced and starred in a short film _We Are Here_. The film follows Zara (Keys) and her family's quest to flee from the United States to Mexico after America after numerous bomb blasts destroy Los Angeles turning it into a war zone.

On July 26, 2016, Keys performed at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In October 2016, she released a single from upcoming album _Here _ called Blended Family (What You Do For Love) feat. A Rocky . On November 1, Keys unveiled her short film, "The Gospel," to accompany the LP. _Here_ was released on November 4, peaking at number 2 of the _ Billboard 200 _, becoming her seventh top 10 album. It peaked at number-one on the R codecs="vorbis"" data-title="Original Ogg file (128 kbps)" data-shorttitle="Ogg source" data-width="0" data-height="0" data-bandwidth="127808" /> Keys often incorporates piano into her songs -------------------------

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An accomplished pianist , Keys incorporates piano into a majority of her songs and often writes about love, heartbreak and female empowerment. She has cited several musicians as her inspirations, including Carole King , Whitney Houston , Prince , Nina Simone , Barbra Streisand , Marvin Gaye , Quincy Jones , Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder . Keys' style is rooted in gospel and vintage soul music, supplemented by bass and programmed drumbeats by Joseph Quevedo. She heavily incorporates classical piano with R&B , soul and jazz into her music. She began experimenting with other genres, including pop and rock, in her third studio album, _ As I Am _, transitioning from neo soul to a 1980s and 1990s R">♭2) to soprano C (C6). Keys has been commended as having a strong, raw and impassioned voice; others feel that her voice is "emotionally manufactured" at times and that she pushes her voice out of its natural range. Keys' songwriting is often criticized for lack of depth, which has led to her writing abilities being called limited: her lyrics have been called generic, clichéd and revolving around generalities. Greg Kot of the _ Chicago Tribune _ feels that she " around for multi-format hits rather than trying to project any sort of artistic vision". Conversely, Jon Pareles of _Blender _ magazine stated that the musical composition of her songs makes up for their lyrical weakness, while Gregory Stephen Tate of _ The Village Voice _ compared Keys' writing and production to 1970s music.

LEGACY

Keys performing at the MEO Arena in 2008

Keys has been referred to as the "Queen of R she has the chops to examine it, take it apart and create something new and personal with what she has found" in 2005, while Kerry Washington also wrote "_ Songs In A Minor _ infused the landscape of hip-hop with a classical sensibility and unfolded the complexity of being young, gifted, female and black for a new generation. Alicia became an avatar for millions of people, always remaining true to herself" in 2017. Rolling Stone considers _Songs In A Minor_ to be in their "100 Greatest Albums", and its single "Fallin\' " in their "100 greatest songs" of the 2000s decade.

VH1 have also listed Keys in their "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time", 14th on "100 Greatest Women ", and 33rd on "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" lists. Described by Billboard as an "international pop icon ", she was placed at number 27 on their "35 Greatest R&B Artists of All Time" list. The BET Honors honored Keys for her contributions to music with the Entertainment award in 2008. Keys also received a Golden Note award at the 22nd annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music awards in 2009.

Keys’s work has influenced many contemporary soul artists such as Adele , Bruno Mars , and Emeli Sandé .

ACHIEVEMENTS

See also: List of awards and nominations received by Alicia Keys

Keys is listed on the Recording Industry Association of America 's best-selling artists in the United States, selling over 17.8 million albums and 21.9 million digital songs. She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Billboard ranked Keys as the fifth most successful artist of the 2000s decade, top R&B artist of the 2000s decade, and placed her at number 10 in their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years.

Keys has earned numerous awards including 15 Grammy Awards , 17 NAACP Image Awards , 9 Billboard Music Awards and 7 BET Awards . Keys received 5 Grammy Awards in 2005, as the only the second American singer to win as many in one night. _Fuse _ ranks her as the thirteenth most awarded musician of all time. Keys was the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. She has attained 4 Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, and 8 Hot R"> Keys with Dean in 2013

Keys maintained a low-profile relationship with producer Kerry Brothers Jr. from 2006.

Keys then began dating rapper Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) in 2008, who was still in the process of divorcing from his then-wife, singer Mashonda Tifrere . Keys and Dean announced their engagement on May 2010, while expecting their first child. They held a Zulu ceremony to bless the unborn child in the Illovo suburb of Johannesburg , South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup . They were married in July 2010 on the French island of Corsica . Keys gave birth to a son, Egypt Daoud Dean, in October 2010. She gave birth to their second son, Genesis Ali Dean, in December 2014.

PHILANTHROPY AND ACTIVISM

Keys protesting with Benjamin Chavis in 2002.

Keys is the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive , a non-profit organization that provides medicine to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa. She was first inspired to take on the issue of the AIDS epidemic ever since she was 8 years old when her mother's close friend died from the disease. Keys was also born during a time when the AIDS epidemic was gaining a lot of attention in the United States. Keys became a protestor at the New York City Hall against proposed budget cuts for student's education on June, 2002. Keys and U2 lead singer Bono recorded a cover version of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush 's "Don\'t Give Up ", in recognition of World AIDS Day 2005. Keys and Bono's version of the song was retitled "Don't Give Up (Africa)" to reflect the nature of the charity it was benefiting. She visited African countries such as Uganda , Kenya and South Africa to promote care for children affected by AIDS. Her work in Africa was documented in the documentary _Alicia in Africa: Journey to the Motherland_ and was available in April 2008.

Keys has also donated to Frum tha Ground Up, a non-profit organization that aids children and teenagers with scholarships. She performed in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts to raise awareness of the poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action. In 2005, Keys performed on _ReAct Now: Music "> Keys performing at the Live Earth concert in 2007

Keys performed Donny Hathaway 's 1973 song "Someday We\'ll All Be Free " at the _America: A Tribute to Heroes _ televised benefit concert following the September 11 attacks . She participated in the Nobel Peace Prize Concert which took place at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway, on December 11, 2007, along with other various artists. She recorded a theme song for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama . She joined Joss Stone and Jay-Z on the effort, which served as a theme song for Obama's campaign. For her work, Keys was honored at the 2009 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. Keys performed the song "Prelude to a Kiss", retitled "Send Me an Angel", from her 2007 album _As I Am_ for the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief " telethon in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake .

On June 7, 2011, Keys spoke alongside musician Annie Lennox at the United Nations AIDS conference in New York. She participated in a panel titled "HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women’s Words", in which she calls on supporting organizations that provide treatment and care for families affected by AIDS. Empowering the next generation of women, she says, would greatly aid in the end to the disease.

In September 2012, she was featured in a campaign called "30 Songs / 30 Days" to support _Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide _, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book. In March 2013, Keys teamed up with Greater Than AIDS to launch EMPOWERED, a new public information campaign to reach women in the United States about HIV/AIDS. Appearing in a public service announcement for EMPOWERED, Keys spoke with five women whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. In December 2012, Keys performed alongside many other native New Yorkers in 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy .

The artist's Keep A Child Alive foundation organizes an annual gala called the Black Ball . Every year, artists come together and perform to raise funds for families affected by HIV/AIDS. According to Keys, the Black Ball held in 2014 raised around 2.4 million dollars. 2016's Black Ball featured performances from Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Pattie Smith, and Salt-N-Peppa. Keys protesting at the Women's March in 2017.

In May 2016, Keys initiated a #NoMakeup movement, where she wrote on _Lenny _ "Before I started my new album, I wrote a list of all the things that I was sick of. And one was how much women are brainwashed into feeling like we have to be skinny, or sexy, or desirable, or perfect. One of the many things I was tired of was the constant judgment of women. The constant stereotyping through every medium that makes us feel like being a normal size is not normal, and heaven forbid if you're plus-size. Or the constant message that being sexy means being naked". Keys presented her movement at various events, and received a range of both complimentary and critical responses.

After Donald Trump's 2017 inauguration, Keys protested during the Women\'s March on Washington . She was one of the key speakers, and she said that "we want the best for all Americans. No hate, no bigotry, no Muslim registry. We value education, health care, equality." She added that she cares about women's equal pay, war, women's rights, and environmental protection. Keys also sang a version of her hit song "Girl on Fire ."

Alicia Keys uploaded a picture to Instagram which she is wearing an Islamic Burqa with her leg showing. She was immediately criticized for having a lack of knowledge to what that forced clothing entails. In a Muslim country, she would have been arrested for doing that. Because of the backlash, she promptly removed the picture with no apologizes and no explanation.

In Montréal, on May 27 2017, Alicia Keys received and shared the award for the Ambassador of Conscience 2017 from Amnesty International alongside Canadian Indigenous rights activists.248

DISCOGRAPHY

Main article: Alicia Keys discography

* _ Songs in A Minor _ (2001) * _ The Diary of Alicia Keys _ (2003) * _ As I Am _ (2007) * _ The Element of Freedom _ (2009) * _Girl on Fire _ (2012) * _Here _ (2016)

CONCERT TOURS

Main article: List of Alicia Keys tours

* Songs in A Minor Tour (2001–02) * The Verizon Ladies First Tour (2004) * Diary Tour (2005) * As I Am Tour (2008) * Freedom Tour (2010) * Piano Musical Guest "Reese Witherspoon/Alicia Keys" (Season 27, Episode 1)

2003 _ American Dreams _ Fontella Bass "Rescue Me" (Season 2, Episode 6)

2003 _ The Proud Family _ Herself (voice) "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly " (Season 3, Episode 46)

2004 2004 Soul Train Music Awards Host

2004 _Live with Regis and Kelly _ Co-host

2005 MTV Asia Aid 2005 Host

2005 _ Sesame Street _ Herself Episode #36.26 (Season 36, Episode 26)

2006 _ The Backyardigans _ Mommy Martian (voice) "Mission to Mars " (Season 2, Episode 1)

2006 _ Def Poetry Jam _ Herself Season 5, Episode 2

2007 _Cane _ Herself "One Man Is an Island" (Season 1, Episode 7)

2007 _Elmo\'s Christmas Countdown _ Herself Christmas television special

2007 _Smokin\' Aces _ Georgia Sykes Debut film

2007 _ The Nanny Diaries _ Lynette

2007 _Iconoclasts _ Herself Season 3, Episode 2

2008 _Dove: Fresh Takes _ Alex Lead role

2008 _Alicia in Africa: Journey to the Motherland_ Herself

2008 _The Secret Life of Bees _ June Boatwright Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

2010 _Saturday Night Live_ Herself; Musical Guest "Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys" (Season 35, Episode 11)

2011 _Five _ Director Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award

2011 _ Keep a Child Alive with Alicia Keys_ Herself

2012 _Firelight_ Executive Producer

2012 _The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet _ Herself

2012 _The X Factor Australia _ Herself; Guest Mentor Season 4

2012 _America\'s Next Top Model _ Herself; Special Guest "The Girl Who Sings For Alicia Keys " (Season 19, Episode 5)

2013 _Muscle Shoals _ Herself; Performance

2013 _ Girl Rising _ Narrator

2013 _Oprah\'s Master Class _ Herself Season 3, Episode 1

2013 _ The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete _ Executive Producer; Composer

2014 _Nas: Time Is Illmatic _ Herself

2014 _The Voice _ Herself; Mentor Season 7

2015 _ American Masters _ Herself "The Women's List" (Season 28, Episode 7)

2015 _Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America_ Herself

2015 _Empire _ Skye Summers Season 2

2015 _Jem and the Holograms _ Herself Cameo

2016 _ Saturday Night Live _ Herself; Musical Guest "Brie Larson/Alicia Keys" (Season 41, Episode 19)

2016 _Let Me In_ Zara

2016-17 _The Voice _ Herself; Coach Season 11 –12

2016 _The Gospel_ Herself

2016 _ CMT Crossroads _ Herself (with Maren Morris )

List of theatre credits YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

2011 _Stick Fly_ Producer; composer

List of commercials YEAR COMMERCIAL NOTES

2005 Proactiv

2015 Levi\'s Women's Denim Collection

SEE ALSO

* Book: Alicia Keys

* List of awards and nominations received by Alicia Keys * List of artists who reached number one in the United States * Honorific nicknames in popular music

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