Alicia Keys

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Alicia Augello Cook
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/25/1981, Aquarius
  • Profession: Singer; musician; songwriter; actor
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Alicia Keys Fast Facts:
  • Made TV debut with a small role on a 1985 Cosby Show episode.
  • Wrote her first original song, "Butterflyz," at age 14. The song later appeared as a track on her debut album, Songs in A Minor.
  • Was her high school's valedictorian, graduating early at age 16.
  • Dropped out of college to pursue a music career.
  • In 2005, became the first female artist ever to debut an MTV Unplugged record at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.
  • Along with TV producer Leigh Blake, cofounded Keep a Child Alive in 2003. The nonprofit organization provides care, medication and support to children and families affected by AIDS in Africa and India.
  • Alicia Keys Relationships:
  • Swizz Beatz - Husband
  • Craig Cook - Father
  • Egypt Daoud Dean - Son
  • Prince Nasir Dean - Stepson
  • Nicole - Stepdaughter
  • Kasseem Dean Jr. - Stepson
  • Terri Augello - Mother
  • Alicia Keys Awards:
  • 2010 Tony: Musical - Nominee
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - Winner
  • 2007 Grammy: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2007 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 2005 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Musical Performer - Winner
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Rap Song - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Song of the Year - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Best R&B Album - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
  • 2004 Grammy: Best R&B Album - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2004 Grammy: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2009 People's Choice Awards: Favorite R&B Song - Winner
  • 2004 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
  • 2004 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 2013 Grammy: Best R&B Album - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Columbia University, New York, NY

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