Alicia Keys

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Legal name: Alicia Augello Cook


Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, 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 has made guest appearances on several television series, beginning with The Cosby Show. She made her film debut in Smokin' Aces and also went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries 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, 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. Keys released her second live album, VH1 Storytellers, in June 2013.

Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards and sold over 55 million albums and 90 million singles 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. In February 2012, Keys was ranked 14th on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music list. Keys was ranked at number thirty-three on VH1's "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" list.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Songs in A minor Alicia Keys 4.5 17
2003 The Diary of Alicia Keys Alicia Keys 5 8
2007 As I Am Alicia Keys 4.25 8
2009 The Element of Freedom Alicia Keys 4.5 11
2012 Girl on Fire Alicia Keys 4 7

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Unplugged Alicia Keys 3
2013 VH1 Storytellers Alicia Keys 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Remixed Alicia Keys 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Fallin’ Alicia Keys 4 4
2002 A Woman's Worth Alicia Keys 2
2002 How Come You Don't Call Me Alicia Keys 1
2002 Girlfriend Alicia Keys 1
2003 You Don't Know My Name Alicia Keys 3
2004 If I Ain’t Got You Alicia Keys 3
2004 Karma Alicia Keys 1
2004 My Boo Usher & Alicia Keys 1
2006 Don't Give Up (Africa) Bono & Alicia Keys 1
2007 No One Alicia Keys 5
2008 Like You'll Never See Me Again Alicia Keys 5 2
2008 Teenage Love Affair Alicia Keys 1
2008 Superwoman Alicia Keys 1
2009 Doesn't Mean Anything Alicia Keys 5
2009 Looking for Paradise Alejandro Sanz feat. Alicia Keys 1
2009 Empire State of Mind Jay-Z & Alicia Keys 1
2009 Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart Alicia Keys 3
2010 Empire State of Mind, Part II: Broken Down Alicia Keys 3
2010 Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) Alicia Keys feat. Drake 1
2010 Wait Til You See My Smile Alicia Keys 1
2012 New Day 50 Cent feat. Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys 3 1
2012 Girl on Fire Alicia Keys 4
2013 Tears Always Win Alicia Keys 1
2013 Fire We Make Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell 1
2014 We Are Here Alicia Keys 1
2015 28 Thousand Days Alicia Keys 1
2016 In Common Alicia Keys 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Unbreakable Alicia Keys 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Another Way to Die Jack White & Alicia Keys 3 5
2013 Better You, Better Me Alicia Keys 1
2014 It’s On Again Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Maximum Alicia Keys Alicia Keys 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
House Mixes Volume 1 (DP) Alicia Keys 1

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