Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys
Keys at the Aria Awards 2013 in Sydney.
BornAlicia Augello Cook
(1981-01-25) 25 Januar 1981 (age 43)
New York, U.S.
Ither namesLellow
  • Actress
  • musician
  • pianist
  • record producer
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active1996–present
Hauf-marrae(s)Swizz Beatz (2010-present)
Muisical career
  • Piano
  • vocals
  • keyboards
Associate acts

Alicia Augello Cook (born 25 Januar 1981), kent profeesionally as Alicia Keys, is a American R&B sangster-sangwriter, pianist, muisicker, record producer, an actress. Keys released her debut album wi J Records, haein haed previous record deals first wi Columbia an then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, wis a commercial success, sellin ower 12 million copies warldwide.[1] She became the best-sellin new airtist an best-sellin R&B airtist o 2001.[2] The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, includin Best New Artist an Song of the Year for "Fallin'" becomin the seicont American recordin airtist tae win five Grammys in ane nicht.[3] Her seicont studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, wis released in 2003 an wis anither success warldwide an aw, sellin aicht million copies.[4] The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005.[5] Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at nummer ane in the Unitit States.[6] She became the first female tae hae an MTV Unplugged album tae debut at nummer ane an the heichest syne Nirvana in 1994.[2]

Keys made guest appearances on several telly series in the follaein years, beginnin wi Charmed. She made her film debut in Smokin' Aces which includit Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds, Taraji P. Henson, Jeremy Piven an went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries an aw which starred Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamitti an Chris Evan in 2007. Her third studio album, As I Am, wis released in the same year an sauld five million copies warldwide, earnin Keys a addeetional three Grammy Awards. The follaein year, she appeared in The Secret Life of Bees wi Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo, an Dakota Fanning, which earned her a nomination at the NAACP Image Awards. She released her fowert album, The Element of Freedom, in Dizember 2009, which became Keys' first chart-toppin album in the Unitit Kinrick. She released her fift album, Girl on Fire, in November 2012, which became Keys' fift chairt-toppin album in the Unitit States.

Throuoot her career, Keys haes wan numerous awairds an haes sold ower 65 million records warldwide.[7] Billboard magazine namit her the top R&B sangs airtist o the 2000s decade. In 2010, VH1 includit Keys on its leet o the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[8] Billboard magazine placit her nummer ten on their leet o Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years.[9]

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Leet o television an films credits
Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Cosby Show Maria "Slumber Party" (Saison 1, Episode 22)
2001 Charmed P3 VIP Patron (uncreditit) "Size Matters" (Season 4, Episode 5)
2001—2010 Saturday Night Live Hersel / Muisical Guest "Reese Witherspoon/Alicia Keys" (Season 27, Episode 1)
"Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys" (Saison 35, Episode 11)
2003 American Dreams Fontella Bass "Rescue Me" (Saison 2, Episode 6)
2003 The Proud Family Hersel (voice) "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (Saison 3, Episode 46)
2005 Sesame Street Hersel Episode #36.26 (Saison 36, Episode 26)
2006 The Backyardigans Mommy Martian (voice) "Mission to Mars" (Saison 2, Episode 1)
2007 Cane Hersel "One Man Is an Island" (Saison 1, Episode 7)
2007 Elmo's Christmas Countdown Hersel Christenmas telly special
2007 Smokin' Aces Georgia Sykes Debut film
2007 The Nanny Diaries Lynette
2008 Dove: Fresh Takes Alex Lead role
2008 The Secret Life of Bees June Boatwright Nominatit – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
2009 The X Factor (UK) Hersel; Performance Saison 6
2011 Five Director Nominatit – Directors Guild of America Award
2012 Firelight Executive Producer
2012 The X Factor (Australie)[10] Hersel; Guest Mentor Saison 4
2012 The X Factor (UK) Hersel; Performance Saison 9
2012 The X Factor (U.S.) Hersel; Performance Season 2
2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete Executive Producer, Composer
2014 The Ninth Wave Lena Horne

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  1. "Alicia adds tour dates". Metro. Associated Newspapers. 7 Mairch 2008. Archived frae the original on 4 Apryle 2020. Retrieved 5 Julie 2009.
  2. a b Anitai, Tamar (12 November 2007). "MTV Artist of the Week: Alicia Keys". MTV News. Archived frae the original on 21 Mey 2015. Retrieved 5 Julie 2008.
  3. "Yes, America, Amy Winehouse Is a Star". BBC America. 11 Februar 2008. Archived frae the original on 17 Juin 2009. Retrieved 5 Julie 2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. Batey, Angus (10 November 2007). "The ascent of Alicia Keys". The Times. London: News Corporation. Retrieved 5 Julie 2009.
  5. "2005 Grammy Award Winners". CBS News. 13 Februar 2005. Archived frae the original on 20 Juin 2013. Retrieved 5 Julie 2009.
  6. Whitmire, Margo (19 October 2005). "Keys 'Unplugs' For 3rd Straight No. 1 Disc". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  7. Skeels, Virginia (15 August 2012). "Girl On Fire: Alicia Keys slips into form-fitting sheer dress as she unveils name of new album". Daily Mail.
  8. "Who Will Come Out On Top Of VH1's 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time?". Archived frae the original on 1 Julie 2015. Retrieved 1 Februar 2014.
  9. "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. In the US, Alicia Keys has sold over 15 million albums". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 6 Januar 2012.
  10. "X-Factor special announcement". The X Factor (Australia). Yahoo!7. Retrieved 18 Julie 2012.

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