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American recording artist, musician and actress


Alicia Augello Cook, better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American recording artist, musician and actress. She was raised by a single mother in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City. At age seven, Keys began to play classical music on the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. She later attended Columbia University before dropping out to pursue her music career. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.

Alicia Keys Info

Birth nameAlicia Augello Cook
Date of BirthJanuary 25, 1981
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, record producer, actress, music video director, author, poet
GenresR&B, soul, pop
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboards, cello, synthesizer, vocoder, guitar, bass guitar
Years active1997–present
LabelsColumbia, Arista, J
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
Also known asLellow
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 I just haven't found the place for them, I guess. Like, they can't be in a bathroom, that's just wrong. They can't be in the main living area, because that's way too self-serving - like, relax. I'm proud of them, don't get me wrong. I just feel weird about hanging them. Maybe I can hang them on top of somewhere that you can't quite see, but gets dusted once in a while. 
— Alicia Keys keeps her grammy awards in a box / November 03, 2012
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 This movie "The Time Travelers Wife" Gets me EVERY time! Book was even better! 
— Alicia Keys in a twitter tweet / September 16, 2010
 I never use Auto-Tune, or anything like that. I won’t have that software in my life. I don’t others using it. But if I can’t sing on my own, then I’m not going to record it. 
— Alicia Keys won't record a song if she can't sing it live / May 03, 2010
 I made some notes on my cell phone a couple of days ago. I’ve got an old idea on there called Holy Love. But the new one is just a title — The Day After The Night Before. It’s going to be about love and romance, but it could be about someone waking up and deciding they don’t like the curtains in their bedroom. 
— Alicia Keys uses her phone for writing new songs / May 03, 2010
 First of all it’s so crazy how my song hypes the whole movie. I am very blessed to have my own Sex and the City moment. Then I even got to see the movie first. I can’t say too much but I can say it’s funny and fun and entertaining. I’m really excited about it. I’m a huge S*x and the City fan. 
— Alicia Keys is a S*x and City fan / April 23, 2010

 I absolutely am very interested in starting a family. It is one of the most beautiful experiences to have in this life and I am looking forward to it when it is my time. 
— Alicia Keys wants to start a family / March 19, 2010
 I have a lot of things I still want to do. As far as retirement goes, I just wanted to have the ability, if I so choose, to be able to do so. But I fell that I am just getting started. 
— Alicia Keys wants to start a family / March 19, 2010
 I love acting and producing, and I am developing some ideas for TV and film, and also for Broadway. I am excited about that. I really want to create a new musical. I think it's time. 
— Alicia Keys is looking forward to write her own musical theater production / March 19, 2010