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The Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys is not only a popular singer but also a famous songwriter, pianist, actress and record producer. She rose to fame by her debut in the TV industry as well as in the music industry. She released subsequent albums one after the other and became one of contemporary America’s most favorite singer.
She was born on 25th January 1981 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York. She developed her interest in music at a very young age and was exposed to show business after getting trained in music and playing the piano.
Height / Weight / Age
|Date Of Birth||25th January 1981|
|Height||In Centimeters – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’5”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 55 kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
|Shoe Size||6.5 (US)|
As of 2019, Alicia Keys has an estimated net worth of $70 million.
Alicia was born to Craig Cook who was a flight attendant and Teresa who worked as a part-time actress. When Alicia was 5, her parents got separated and she was raised by her mother. Alicia was encouraged by her mother to learn music and dance.
She was enrolled in Professional Performing Arts School where she started learning classical piano. Later she joined Columbia University but dropped out later to pursue a career in music. In July 2010, Alicia married hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz.
|Real Name||Alicia Augello Cook|
|Birth Place||Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York, U.S.|
|Profession||Singer, record producer, songwriter, pianist, actress|
|School||Professional Performing Arts School, Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan|
|Home Town||Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York, U.S.|
|Debut||Film: Smokin’ Aces (2007)
Music Album: Songs in a minor (2001)
TV: The Cosby Show (1985)
|Fathers Name||Craig Cook (flight attendant)|
|Mothers Name||Terria Joseph aka Teresa Augello (part-time actress)|
|Brothers||Clay Cook, Cole Cook (half brothers)
Career / Fashion And Style
In 2003, her second album “The Diary of Alicia Keys” was released which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. She made her film debut in 2006 by starring in ‘Smokin Aces’ where she played the role of a female contract killer.
She has won three NAACP Image Awards in 2006, including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Song for ‘Unbreakable’.
In 2012, she released her album called ‘Girl on fire’ which was a mixture of conventional genre songs and piano ballads. For the same song, she won Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in 2014. Till date, she has sold 35 million album copies and 30 million single copies
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More
|Boyfriends||Kerry Brothers Jr. (2008)
Justin Timberlake (2002)
|Husband||Swizz Beatz (American Hip Hop Recording Artist and Record Producer)|
|Children||Sons – Egypt Daoud Dean, Genesis Ali Dean|
Here we are providing you the list of her favourite things.
|Favourite Actress||Ruby Dee|
|Favourite Musicians & singers||Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Jay-Z, and the Wu-Tang Clan, Queen Latifah, The Notorious B.I.G, Tupac Shakur|
|Favourite Colour||Black, Grey|
Some Interesting Facts About Alicia Keys
- At the age of 7, she learned classical piano and enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School where she majored in choir.
- She started writing songs at the age of 14 and graduated as valedictorian at the age of 16.
- She met Jeff Robinson in 1994, who introduced her to A&R at Arista Records, Peter Edge and signed to Columbia Records.
- She has been considered as the “Queen of R&B” by various media sources.
- At Madame Tussauds, her wax figure was unveiled in 2011.
- Her car collection includes Lotus Evora GTE, Fisker Karma, and White Porsche.
- Her hobbies are traveling and shopping.
- Along with her songwriting partner Kerry Krucial Brothers, she opened a recording studio called ‘The Oven Studios’ in Long Island, New York.
- She was announced as a new coach on Season 11 of ‘The Voice’ in 2016.
- She became the first solo singer to replace herself at the top of the US R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs chart on 5th January 2008.
- Alicia has been listed by VH1 in their ‘100 greatest artists of all time’.
- In the TV series ‘The Backyardigans’, she has played the voice of Mommy Martian in the ‘Mission to Mars’ in 2006.
- She became the second American singer to win as 5 Grammy Awards in 2005.
- Alicia has been listed twice by Time Magazine in its list of 100 most influential people.