Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

A Peep into the Life of Alicia Keys

Titled as several Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, born in 1981, the gifted musician, Alicia Keys is a profound artist in the music industry. Her debut song is named as ‘Songs in A Minor’, which crossed the platinum five times all over. Other significant songs include The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), As I Am (2007) and Girl on Fire (2009). All these fantastic songs also won Grammys.

Early Years

Born in Augello Cook on January 25, 1981, in New York, New York, Keys found a particular interest in music while growing up. She was raised by her mother named Nikki Augello, who was an art time actress. Only at the age of 7, she started taking piano lessons. Later, she joined the prestigious Professional Performance Arts School, Manhattan. Due to her excellence in music and as an artist, she graduated early at the age of 16. From there she started joining various recording institutions and companies like Arista Records in 1998, and from there, her journey began to become a full-time musician.


Keys is famous for all the work she has done. The most discussed is the ‘Songs in A Minor” which was published in the year 2001. Humans praised it all over the world. The album was famous for its musical polish and lyric maturity. The debuted album also holds a lot of awards like Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best New Artist. Other than this, Keys is also famous for a different set of songs and an album like ‘The Element of Freedom,’ which was launched in the year 2009. Also, ‘Girl on Fire’ was launched in the year 2012. In 2016, she launched another album named ‘Here’.

Alicia Keys

Television and Movie

She also appeared in the movies and televisions from the young age itself. It was in 1985; Keys appeared in The Cosby Show. Later the year she also appeared in various other shows like Charmed, American Dreams and The Backyardigans. She moved to the big screen in the year 2006 and debuted in one of the action film named as Smokin’ Aces. She also has a history of acting in The Nanny Diaries (2007) and The Secret Life of Bees (2008). Apart from that, she also appeared in the Empire in the year 2015. As a Grammy award winner herself, she has also hosted the Grammy award function in the year 2019.

Personal Record

It was in the year 2010; she married Swizz Beatz. He was a hip-hop star and a producer himself. Later the year in October 2010, Egypt Daoud Dean, their first son was born and on December 2014, their second son named Genesis Ali Dean was welcomed to earth. Lately this year, in March she launched a memoir titled More Myself: A Journey.

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