Alicia Keys

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Legal name: Alicia Augello Cook


Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records. After disputes with the label, she signed with Arista Records, and later released her debut album, Songs in A Minor, with J Records in 2001. The album was critically and commercially successful, producing her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'" and selling over 12 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), was also a critical and commercial success, spawning successful singles "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You" and "Diary", and selling eight million copies worldwide. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards. Her duet song "My Boo" with Usher became her second number-one single in 2004. Keys released her first live album, Unplugged (2005), and became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one.

Her third album, As I Am (2007), produced the Hot 100 number-one single "No One", selling 5 million copies worldwide and earning an additional three Grammy Awards. In 2007, Keys made her film debut in the action-thriller film Smokin' Aces. She, along with Jack White, recorded "Another Way To Die" (the title song to the 22nd official James Bond film, Quantum of Solace). Her fourth album,The Element of Freedom (2009), became her first chart-topping album in the UK, and sold 4 million copies worldwide. In 2009, Keys also collaborated with Jay Z on "Empire State of Mind", which became her fourth number-one single and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Girl on Fire (2012) was her fifth Billboard 200 topping album, spawning the successful title track, and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. In 2013, VH1 Storytellers was released as her second live album. Her sixth studio album, Here (2016), became her seventh US R&B/Hip-Hop chart topping album.

Keys has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including 15 competitive Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards, and an award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and National Music Publishers Association. She has sold over 65 million records worldwide. Considered a musical icon, Keys was named by Billboard the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade and placed number 10 on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. VH1 also included her on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and 100 Greatest Women in Music lists, while Time have named her in their 100 list of most influential people in 2005 and 2017. Keys is also acclaimed for her humanitarian work, philanthropy and activism. She co-founded and is the Global Ambassador of the nonprofit HIV/AIDS-fighting organization Keep a Child Alive.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Songs in A minor Alicia Keys 4.5 18
2003 The Diary of Alicia Keys Alicia Keys 5 10
2007 As I Am Alicia Keys 4.2 10
2009 The Element of Freedom Alicia Keys 4.35 13
2012 Girl on Fire Alicia Keys 4 7
2016 Here Alicia Keys 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 The Platinum Collection Alicia Keys 1

Album + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2017 Alicia Keys - X-Posed Alicia Keys 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Unplugged Alicia Keys 4 3
2013 VH1 Storytellers Alicia Keys 3

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Remixed Alicia Keys 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Fallin’ Alicia Keys 4 5
2002 A Woman's Worth Alicia Keys 2
2002 Brotha, Part II Angie Stone featuring Alicia Keys & Eve 1
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 Diary Alicia Keys featuring Tony! Toni! Toné! 1
2004 Karma Alicia Keys 1
2004 If I Ain't Got You Alicia Keys 1
2004 My Boo Usher & Alicia Keys 2
2006 Don't Give Up (Africa) Bono & Alicia Keys 1
2007 No One Alicia Keys 5
2007 Like You’ll Never See Me Again Alicia Keys 5 3
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 4 1
2009 Empire State of Mind Jay-Z & Alicia Keys 1
2009 Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart Alicia Keys 4
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 / Dr. Dre / Alicia Keys 3 1
2012 Girl on Fire Alicia Keys 4
2012 Brand New Me Alicia Keys 1
2013 New Day Alicia Keys 1
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 2
2016 Blended Family (What You Do for Love) Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky 1
2016 Holy War Alicia Keys 1
2017 That’s What’s Up Alicia Keys 1
2018 Wake Me Up (The Voice Performance) Britton Buchanan & Alicia Keys 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Unbreakable Alicia Keys 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2018 Us James Bay & 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
2016 Back to Life Alicia Keys 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2017 Vault Playlist, Vol. 1 Alicia Keys 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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