Alicia Keys Bio

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Alicia Keys Bio

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Alicia Augello Cook

Born: Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York

Birthday: January 25, 1981

Horoscope Sign: Aquarius

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Smartasses Magazine Top 100 - Female EmpowermentAlicia Keys Bio – Smartasses Magazine Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, record producer and philanthropist. She is the only child of Teresa Augello, a paralegal and part-time actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant. Keys’ mother is of Scottish, Irish and Italian descent, while her father is Blasian. Her parents separated when she was two, and she was subsequently raised by her mother in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Keys enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School at the age of twelve, where she majored in choir and began writing songs at the age of fourteen. She graduated in three years as valedictorian, at the age of sixteen. Keys later attended Columbia University before dropping out to pursue her music career. She is an honorary member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Keys’ debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over twelve million copies worldwide. The album also earned her five Grammy Awards in 2002, making her the second American singer to win five Grammys in one night. In 2005, she released her first live album Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States, making her the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one. In February 2012, VH1 included Keys on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, while being ranked fourteenth on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. She also ranked thirty-third on VH1’s 50 Greatest Women of the Video Era. Subsequently, Billboard magazine named her the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade, as well as number ten on their list of Top 50 R&B and Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. Additionally, Keys was named one of People magazine’s Breakthrough Stars of 2001, in addition to one of their annual 50 Most Beautiful People in 2002.

As an actress, Keys has made guest appearances on several television series, beginning with The Cosby Show, Charmed, and most recently on season two of Empire on FOX. She made her film debut in Smokin’ Aces and also went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries in 2007. On March 25, 2016, Keys was announced as a new coach on season eleven of The Voice.

Keys began playing the piano when she was seven, and learned classical music by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin. 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 has also donated to Frum tha Ground Up, a non-profit organization that aids children and teenagers with scholarships. Before coming up with the last name Keys, she had at one point considered calling herself Alicia Wild. Keys has appeared on the covers of Vibe, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, and Teen magazines.

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Who would have ever surmised that one of Rudy Huxtable’s sleepover guests on The Cosby Show would grow up to be the illustrious and uber-talented Alicia Keys? With deadly eyes and a golden voice, not to mention her sometimes ravenous center-parted Marsha Brady hair and a flair for philanthropy, and you can’t help but agree that Miss Keys is the total package.

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