Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. A classically trained pianist, Keys started composing songs when she was 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records. Alicia Keys number one single “Fallin” hit Billboard Hot 100 and earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. Keys has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making her one of the world’s best-selling music artist. She’s best known for her famous hits like “Fallin” “You Don’t Know My Name” “If I Ain’t Got You” “No One” Empire State Of Mind Featuring Jay Z” followed by “Diary”.
She has received numerous accolades in her career, including 15 Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards, and an award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and National Music Publishers Association. VH1 included her on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and 100 Greatest Women in Music lists, while Time has named her in their 100 list of most influential people in 2005 and 2017. Did you know, Alicia Keys is also humanitarian work, philanthropy and activism? Now that’s what you call a phenomenal woman! Let’s celebrate her birthday, legacy & success, by supporting her movement and streaming her music on all social platforms!