Name: Alicia Augello-cook
Born: January 25 1981
Country: United States of America
Profession: professional singer/actress pianist
Alicia keys is an American professional singer, actress and a good pianist who has made good music.
She is from New York. Keys was signed by Colombia record when she was 15 years.
Her debut album “song in a minor” sold over 12million copies worldwide.
Alicia keys was born on the 25th of January 1981 in New York. Her father was an African American and the mother a sicilian. Alicia was raid by her mother after the father left when she was 2years old.
Her musical career started in 2001 when she released her first studio album “songs in a minor” this album made her to become an international singing star.
Her second album, ‘The Diary of Alicia Keys’ debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 618,000 copies its first week of release. As she ventured into films she also starred in a movie in 2006 (smoking Ace) this movie starred other actors like Ben afflek, Jason Bateman, Andy garcias and Ray liotta. She played the role of a female contract killer known as Georgia sykes.
Alicia keys kept on producing her music and in 2009 she released another album “the element of freedom” in which she departed from the classicist soul music that dominated her previous albums.
Another of her album “girl on fire” was also released in November 2012 it was a mixture of piano ballads and conventional genres songs with reference to marriage and motherhood.
Keys also collaborated with Jay-Z on “Empire state of mind” which became her fourth number one single and won the award for best rap/song collaboration.
Girl on fire was her fifth billboard 200 topping album, spawning the successful tittle track, and won the Grammy award for Best R&B album.
Keys have received numerous awards in her career including 15 competitive Grammy awards 17 NAACP image awards, 12 ASCAP awards and an award from the songwriter Hall of fame and national music publishers association.
In 2018, she was honored by The Recording Academy’s producers and Engineers wing for her outstanding artistic contributions and accomplishments. The recording academy stated…….
Keys exemplifies versatility, making her mark in the music world as a singer/songwriter and producer, as well as an actress, author, activist, and philanthropist. […] her impact on music and culture reaches far beyond sales tallies. The New York native’s message of female empowerment and her authentic songwriting process have made her an inspiration for women and aspiring creatives worldwide.
Keys hosted the Grammy awards two times in a row in 2019-2020.
Keys has also made a lot of money from both music and acting in films.
Alicia keys has become a source of inspiration to many of her fans. This can be seen from comments of her Instagram page where fans talk about how her music has inspired them and how it gives them reliefs about life
Ali keys networth is estimated to be $100million as at 2020