"Alicia Keys" (born "Alicia J. Augello-Cook" on January 25 1981) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, composer, record producer, and pianist. Keys is a renowned artist who has sold over 25 million albums and singles worldwide and won numerous awards, including nine Grammys, eleven Billboard Music Awards and three American Music Awards.
Keys was born to an Irish-Italian mother, Terri Augello, and a Jamaican father, Craig Cookhttp://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1520667/01122006/keys_alicia.jhtml, in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, New York, and was raised in poverty in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, also of Manhattan, New York City. In 1985 Keys and a group of other girls won the parts of Rudy Huxtable's sleepover guests in an episode (the episode became the only time Keys was credited under her real name). She began playing piano when she was seven, learning classical musi...
|Background || solo singer
|Alias || Lellow
|Born || January 25, 1981
|Origin || Manhattan, New York, United States
|Genre || Rhythm and blues|
|Occupation || Singer-songwriter, pianist, record producer
|Years active || 2001–present
|Instrument || Singing, piano/keyboard instrument|
|website || AliciaKeys.Net|