Alicia Keys Biography
Birthdate : January 25, 1981
Place : Manhattan, NY
Alicia Keys was born under the full name of Alicia Augello Cook. She came from a racially mixed family; her father is Jamaican and her mother is white. She basically was raised by her mom because her father left when she was young. Her family had some connections in the entertainment business and when she was about four years old, she had a one time appearance on The Cosby Show. When she was about six or seven years old, she heavily got involved in music and had already learned to play the greats such as Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and more.
Alicia Keys was just barely 20 years old when she exploded onto the music charts back in 2000 - 2001. At such a young age, she showed amazing talent as a song writer, singer and musician. She was almost immediately grabbed up by Artista Records via a deal with the amazing Clive Davis. In late 2001, Alicia Keys came out with 'Songs In A Minor' and the record exploded to #1 spot on the charts and was loved by many, many people. She showed maturity way beyond her real age and people loved her mixed style of hip-hop, jazz and soul music. That album produced two top ten hits for her and 5 Grammys. ... full Alicia Keys biography