Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys

Born

1/25/1981, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Alicia Augello Cook

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Lellow, Alicia Keys, A. Keys, Alicia Cook
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User Rating
64 votes

Biography

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Alicia Keys is an American singer. She sings R&B and Soul music. Alicia is also a pianist, actress, songwriter, and philanthropist. She was born on January 25, 1981. She has worked on such productions as American Idol, Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, and The Cosby Show.

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Alicia: If you're not totally head over heels, adoring and loving me at every moment, I'm not even into you.

    • Alicia: I believe AIDS is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.

    • Alicia: I love Bono. I really respect what he has done for Africa and how he has used his fame to do good in the world. I hope I can do half as much in my life.

    • Alicia: (about the road to fame) This is something I have been working at for a long time and through a lot of different situations. Now that it's finally tangible, it's something I really and truly appreciate.

    • Alicia: (about her musical style) I like to incorporate classical songs that people know and throw a beat and some guitars on it to make it real crazy. It's a familiar tune, but you've never quite heard it that way before, so it's really cool.

    • Alicia: (about her decision to pursue music) There was no other path for me. I knew this was my path. I had to follow it.

    • Alicia: I would love to see less focus on the physical. It's a very physical buisness, very skin-driven, very body-driven, and I have big fights about that.

    • Alicia: My music doesn't have a beginning or end. It's continuous. I didn't stop writing after the first album came out and everything I wrote since came from the experiences in my life, of being on the road, traveling, and dealing with different situations.

    • Alicia: I'm tired of the carbon copies and the music that is only interesting for about a week. I feel the sadness in the air, the apathy, and the boredom. We're all looking for something to hold onto, something with depth and understanding, feeling, care, time, and love. To create it and it's just really hard to find.

    • Alicia: In the darkest times, the only thing we've always had, no matter our race, class, spiritual beliefs or situation was music. The purest expression of pain, pleasure and our deepest wishes and now I wonder if the plan is to numb us completely? I sometimes wonder if it is working.

    • Alicia: (revealing she is contemplating buying a gun for her own safety) I've never owned a gun, but I'm seriously considering owning one now. God forbid, if anything happened I would be prepared.

    • Alicia: My music doesn't have a beginning or end. It's continuous.

    • Alicia: Keep A Child Alive is my passion and my mission.

    • Alicia: I always want to stay focused on who I am, even as I'm discovering who I am.

    • Alicia: I knew that the second album would naturally be different from the first one because of all the growing I did during the past three years.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Overated.Arrogant.

    2.0
    Good singer/songwriter but she knows it.
  • Alicia Keys is the most talented person in the music industry today. What makes her talented is her beautiful voice! She even writes all of her songs which is amazing.

    10
    Alicia Keys is most definitely a legend! Everything she does becomes a hit. Her two major albums became #1. There is no doubt that this lady has talent! And, not to forgot, she has beauty. She is so gorgeous! For years and years she will make hit albums, of course! :)
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