Alicia Keys

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Legal name: Alicia Augello Cook

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Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. 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. Songs in A Minor 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
2003 Touch My Soul: The Finest of Black Music, Vol. 23 Various Artists 1
2003 Girls Night Out 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Heaven Plugged & Unplugged Various Artists 1
2003 Totally R&B Various Artists 1
2003 Very Best of Street Vibes Various Artists 1
2003 New Woman: The New Collection 2003 Various Artists 1
2003 Urban Vibez Various Artists 1
2003 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, December 2003 Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of Funky Divas Various Artists 1
2003 Funky Ladies 04 Various Artists 1
2003 Hit Explosion 2003, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Hits 55 Various Artists 1
2003 Knuffelrock 15 Various Artists 1
2003 Nu Divas 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Nu Soul Various Artists 1
2003 R'n'B Allstars Various Artists 1
2003 Soak Up the Sun... The Girls of Summer Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of All Woman 2003 Various Artists 1
2004 RTL Winter Dreams Various Artists 1
2004 Beautiful: 40 Timeless Love Songs Various Artists 1
2004 Brit Awards 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Pure Urban Divas: 40 Soulful Sistas with Attitude Various Artists 1
2004 Natural Woman: 40 Songs for the Life You Lead Various Artists 1
2004 Ö3 Greatest Hits 25 Various Artists 1
2004 Absolute Music 45 Various Artists 3 1
2004 Westwood: The Jump Off Various Artists 1
2004 Bravo Black Hits, Volume 10 Various Artists 1
2004 Tubes 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Women & Songs (USA) Various Artists 4 1
2004 Yorin Hitzone 27 Various Artists 2
2004 Mastermix: Pro Disc 45 Various Artists 1
2004 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, May 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Twice as Nice Presents: Urban Music Festival Various Artists 1
2004 Totally Hits 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Just for You Various Artists 1
2004 Essential R&B: The Very Best of R&B: Summer 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Miss Independent: 40 Tracks for the Girl With Attitude Various Artists 1
2004 RTL Sommer Hits 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Playlist Various Artists 1
2004 Promo Only: Urban Radio, July 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Los Números 1 de Cadena 100 Various Artists 1
2004 The Best of R&B: Summer Selection Various Artists 1
2004 Promo Only: Rhythm Radio, September 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Essential R&B: The Love Collection Various Artists 1
2004 Kuschelrock 18 Various Artists 1
2004 Promo Only: Urban Club, October 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Promo Only: Urban Radio, October 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Ultimate Feelgood Anthems Various Artists 1
2004 Totally Hits 2004, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2004 Natural Woman: The Autumn Collection Various Artists 1
2004 R&B Love 2 Various Artists 1
2004 Beautiful: The New Collection Autumn 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Woman VI Various Artists 1
2004 Hits 60 Various Artists 1
2004 Best of Black '04 Various Artists 1
2004 Platinum: The Definitive R&B Collection Various Artists 1
2004 Sounds of the Season: The NBC Collection Various Artists 1
2004 Absolute Music 47 Various Artists 3 1
2004 Beautiful: The All Time Greatest Love Songs Various Artists 1
2004 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, December 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Kings & Queens of Soul Various Artists 1
2004 40 Jaar Top 40: 2001-2002 Various Artists 1
2004 Funky Boots One Various Artists 1
2004 Girls Night Out 3 Various Artists 1
2004 Groove Station 10 Various Artists 1
2004 Heaven 2: Plugged & Unplugged Various Artists 1
2004 Het Beste Uit De Mega Top 50: 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 hiphop groove Various Artists 1
2004 Hitbreak 2004, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2004 Hits 58 Various Artists 1
2004 Knuffelrock 16 Various Artists 1
2004 Nu Divas 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 R&B 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Reggae Gold 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 We Are the Future Various Artists 1
2005 R&B Anthems 2005 Various Artists 2
2005 NRJ Music Awards 2005 Various Artists 2
2005 RTL Winter Dreams 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Album of the Year, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2005 This Love Various Artists 1
2005 Brits 25 Various Artists 1
2005 2005 GRAMMY Nominees Various Artists 1
2005 Radio 538 Hitzone 30 Various Artists 1
2005 Je t'aime Various Artists 1
2005 HITS 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 New Woman: Spring Collection 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 World's Best Mum Various Artists 2
2005 Absolute Music 48 Various Artists 1
2005 Essential R&B: The Very Best of R&B: Spring 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Planète Rap 2005, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2005 Bravo Black Hits, Volume 12 Various Artists 1
2005 Slow Jamz: Summer R&B Anthems Various Artists 1
2005 Superst★rs: #1 Hits Remixed Various Artists 2
2005 Massive R&B Various Artists 1
2005 Totally Hits 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Woman Vocal Mix Ruffen 1
2005 Stone Hits: The Very Best of Angie Stone Angie Stone 3
2005 Essential R&B: The Very Best of R&B: Summer 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Planète Rap 2005, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2005 Massive R&B, Volume 2: The Diamond Edition Various Artists 1

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