Alicia Keys, whose birth name is Alicia Augello Cook, was born in Manhattan, New York, on January 25, 1981. An American singer who is good at playing the piano started writing songs as a teenager, her debut album, Butterflyz, is the result of her own work while still 14 years old.
The debut of her album, SONGS IN A MINOR gained success and sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. This made him the best-selling new R & B artist in 2001. Following his second album, DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS was released in 2003. The album also followed the success of his first album, with sales reaching 8 million copies worldwide.
After that, she released a live album, UNPLUGGED which was ranked first in America. She became the first woman to have the MTV Unplugged album which became number one and highest after Nirvana in 1994.
The success of her work can be seen as the award she has won, namely in the form of nine Grammy Awards, 11 times the Billboard Music Awards, and three times for the American Music Awards.
The singer of the song Dah Dee Dah (Sexy Thing), who is also the film director of MAN IN BLACK (1997), is also known as a social activist who does a lot of activities that help victims of AIDS and poverty in third world countries, including being carried out with music group personnel. U2, Bono.