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Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys News

Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar's 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' track video unveiled - watch

'It's On Again' features on the soundtrack for the new movie

  • Apr 14, 2014

Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams team up for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' soundtrack

The superhero film is set for release in the UK on April 16

  • Mar 12, 2014

Alicia Keys speaks out in support of Beyoncé over mime-gate

Singer says 'The one thing you cannot doubt is [Beyoncé] can sing'

  • Jan 25, 2013

Alicia Keys faces lawsuit over 'Girl On Fire' single

Earl Shuman claims single copies his track 'Hey There Lonely Girl'

  • Dec 18, 2012

Alicia Keys unveils 'Girl On Fire' album tracklisting – video

Singer's new album is due out on November 26

  • Oct 21, 2012

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Alicia Keys Music Videos

It's On Again Play Video

It's On Again

Watch the official It's On Again video by Alicia Keys in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

It's On Again (Teaser) Play Video

It's On Again (Teaser)

Watch the official It's On Again (Teaser) video by Alicia Keys in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

It's On Again Play Video

It's On Again

Watch the official It's On Again video by Alicia Keys in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Better You, Better Me Play Video

Better You, Better Me

Watch the official Better You, Better Me video by Alicia Keys in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Tears Always Win Play Video

Tears Always Win

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Alicia Keys Reviews

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

As I Am

  • Nov 16, 2007

Keys, Alicia : Girlfriend

'Girlfriend' sees the idiotically talented Keys cut out some of the melodrama...

  • Nov 27, 2002

Keys, Alicia : How Come You Don't Call Me?

...another awesome outing...

  • Jun 28, 2002

Keys, Alicia : A Woman's Worth

One album and a couple of singles into her career and she’s already at the pinnacle...

  • Mar 8, 2002

Alicia Keys : London King's Cross Scala

There's a mighty fine line between being a musical prodigy and simply coming across as precocious...

  • Oct 30, 2001

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Alicia Keys Biography

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'" becoming the second American recording artist to win five Grammys in one night. Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.

Keys made guest appearances on several television series in the following years, beginning with Charmed. She made her film debut in Smokin' Aces which included Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds, Taraji P. Henson, Jeremy Piven and also went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries which starred Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamitti, and Chris Evans in 2007. Her third studio album, As I Am, was released in the same year and sold five million copies worldwide, earning Keys an additional three Grammy Awards. The following year, she appeared in The Secret Life of Bees with Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo, and Dakota Fanning, which earned her a nomination at the NAACP Image Awards. She released her fourth album, The Element of Freedom, in December 2009, which became Keys' first chart-topping album in the United Kingdom. She released her fifth album, Girl on Fire, in November 2012, which became Keys' fifth chart-topping album in the United States. In February 2014, she released the track Zebras and Airplanes, which was recorded 5 years back.

Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards and has sold over 75 million records worldwide. Billboard magazine named her the top R&B songs artist of the 2000s decade. In 2010, VH1 included Keys on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Billboard magazine placed her number ten on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. BlackBerry (formerly RIM) named her as its Global Creative Director at the Blackberry 10 Experience event in New York City on January 30, 2013. Keys then opened Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 3, 2013, by singing the "The Star-Spangled Banner".

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