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Alicia Keys Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 25, 2018

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Short Biography

Alicia Keys is a fantastic American Singer, Actress, Pianist, and Songwriter who was born on January 25, 1981, in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York with the original name Alicia Augello Cook.


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Musician and actor Alicia Keys was born as Alicia Augello Cook. Growing up, Keys was raised by her mother, Nikki Augello—a part-time actress and paralegal. She began piano lessons at age 7 and Augello's dogged insistence that her daughter stick with the instrument led Keys to attend Manhattan's prestigious Professional Performance Arts School, where she majored in choir. Having excelled academically, Keys was allowed to graduate at the age of 16.
 
In 1999, Clive Davis head of Arista Records left the prominent record company where he worked to start J Records. Keys decided to follow Davis, who had engineered the careers of soul luminaries such as Aretha Franklin, to his new label. Davis carefully orchestrated a media blitz before the release of the album, including a series of television and small venue appearances, including an appearance on Oprah the day before the album hit shelves. When it was finally released, Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001), went platinum five times over.
 
After a very successful debut, Keys released her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, in 2003. She proved that her success as a new artist two years prior wasn't a fluke, with the album debuting at No. 1. Keys also took home several Grammys for her sophomore album, including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocals for her duet with Usher on the song "My Boo". Keys' seemingly unstoppable career continued in 2007 with the release of As I Am. The album also debuted at No. 1, selling more than 740,000 copies in its first week. The album garnered her two more Grammys. It was during this time that Keys also began to collaborate with more artists. In 2008, she recorded "Another Way to Die" with Jack White, which was featured as the theme song for the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008). She also recorded the hit single "Empire State of Mind" with fellow New Yorker Jay-Z the following year.

 

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Alicia Keys Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Craig Cook and Terria Joseph and has a brother named Cole Cook. She is married to singer Swizz Beatz since 2010. Together the couple has two sons named Genesis Ali Dean and Egypt Daoud Dean.

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Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 26
Hip Size 36
Body Figure 34-26-36
Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address New York, USA
School Professional Performing Arts School, Manhattan
College Columbia University
Qualification Dropout
Hobbies Traveling and Swimming
Marital Status Married
Debut First Album - Songs in A Minor (2001)
First Film - Smokin’ Aces (2006)
Net Worth $70 Million
Official Website www.aliciakeys.com

Collections

Car Collections Porsche and Mercedes SUV

Favourites

Favorite Place New York, and Barcelona
Favorite Book The Island Beneath the Sea (By Isabel Allende)

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Alicia Keys

  • She was the first one to be signed by J Records.
  • Prior to adopting her last name as Keys, she thought of making it Wild.
  • She knew veteran singer Beyonce since she was in her teens.
  • Singers Mariah Carey and John Carey are her close friends.
  • In addition to singing, she is also a guitar player.

Alicia Keys Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

39 years, 10 months, 2 days old age Alicia Keys will turn 40 on 25 January, 2021. Only 1 months, 28 days, 18 hours, 30 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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