Free piano sheet music from Alicia Keys
About Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys is the stage name of Alicia Augello Cook, a New York singer and songwriter. She has also worked as a record producer or as an actress.
She was born on the 25th of January, year 1981 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. She is also a musician, a talented piano player. The genres that she incorporates in her musical style are soul and R&B.
She has worked for the labels RCA, J, Columbia and Arista Records. She has been associated with other musical acts, such as Kerry Brothers, Maxwell, Alejandro Sanz, Drake, Beyonce, Eve, Emeli Sande, Jay-Z, Jack White, Usher, Jennifer Hudson.
Her first album was released via the label J Records, after she worked with Columbia Records, then Arista Records. The title of her first album was "Songs in A Minor" and it was a great hit on the market, with sells of over 12 million copies internationally. In 2001, she was the best seller artist for the R&B genre. At the Grammy Awards edition from 2002, she managed to win five awards thanks to her debut album. The track "Fallin’" won two such awards, one for Song of the Year and another for Best New Artist.
The year 2003 meant album number two for Alicia Keys. It was called "The Diary of Alicia Keys" and was fairly successful as well, gathering sales of over 8 million copies. The year 2005 provided her with 4 other Grammy Awards. In 2005, she also released a live album called "Unplugged". It was a great success, especially in the US, where it topped the charts.
As an actress, she appeared first in "The Cosby Show", then on other TV series.
Her first movie was, however, "Smokin’ Aces". Then, in 2007, she was featured in "The Nanny Diaries". 2007 meant another album for her, which got called "As I Am". This album sold 5 million times internationally and gained her three more awards at the Grammy’s.
Her fourth album was "The Element of Freedom" , released late 2009. It was her first release to get number one on the United Kingdom charts. November 2012 meant another album, number five. It was titled "Girl on Fire" and continued her streak of number one US albums.
Alicia Keys has sold more than 35 million albums and more than 30 million singles internationally. She has been called the best R&B singer of the 2000s period by the Billboard magazine.
|Birth name:||Alicia Augello Cook|
|Born:||January 25, 1981, in New York, U.S.|
|Genres:||R&B, Pop, Soul|
|Labels:||RCA, Columbia, Arista, J|
|Instruments:||Piano, Vocals, Keyboards|
|Occupations:||Musician, SingerActress, Songwriter, Pianist, Record Producer|
|Parents:||- Teresa Augello|
- Craig Cook
|Discography:||- Songs in A Minor (2001)|
- The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003)
- As I Am (2007)
- The Element of Freedom (2009)
- Girl on Fire (2012)