The US Trends | Alicia Keys | Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is a singer, musician and actress. SHe was raised by a single mother in Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan, New York. At the age of seven keys started playing classical piano. She attended the Professional Performing Arts School and graduated as 16 honors. Alicia Keys later attended Columbia University before leaving to continue her musical career. Keys released her debut album on J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and Arista Records.
Alicia Keys' debut 'album in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies around the world.' She Became the best-selling new artist and best selling R & B artist in 2001. The album has earned Alicia Keys of five Grammy Awards 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year is "Fallin '". Her second album, Diary of Alicia Keys, released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. albums collected her four Grammy Awards, 2005. In the same year, Alicia Keys released Her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted number one in the United States. SHe became the first woman to be number one debut album MTV Unplugged and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.
Alicia Keys made appearances on several television series in the following years, from Charmed. She made her film debut in Smokin 'Aces, and went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries in 2007. Her third studio album, As I Am, was released in the same year and has sold six million copies worldwide, earning Keys other three Grammy Awards. The following year he appeared in The Secret Life of Bees, which earned him a nomination for NAACP Image Awards. Alicia Keys released her fourth album, The Element of Freedom, in December 2009, which became Keys first album charts in the UK. Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and 25 million singles, making it one of the hottest artists of all time. Billboard magazine named Keys the top R & B artist of the decade 2000-2009, becoming one of the hottest artists of her time.
In 2010, VH1 included Alicia Keys on its list of 100 greatest artists of all time.