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Alicia Keys          

Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer & Activist

Alicia Keys is a renowned singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her early exposure to music and piano lessons at a young age laid the foundation for her remarkable career. After graduating from the Professional Performance Arts School, Keys swiftly made her mark in the music industry.

Signing a deal with Clive Davis, the influential music executive, was a significant turning point in Keys' career. Davis, known for his keen eye for talent, recognized her potential and played a crucial role in shaping her early career trajectory. When Davis departed from Arista Records to establish J Records, Keys followed suit, demonstrating her loyalty and trust in his guidance.

Keys' debut album, "Songs in A Minor," released in 2001, was met with widespread acclaim and commercial success. Its fusion of R&B, soul, and jazz elements showcased Keys' exceptional vocalist and pianist talent. The album's immense popularity catapulted Keys to stardom, earning her five Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'."

Following the immense success of her debut, Keys continued to deliver hit albums, each further solidifying her position as a powerhouse in the music industry. "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (2003), "As I Am" (2007), and "Girl on Fire" (2009) all achieved critical and commercial success, earning Keys additional Grammy Awards and reaffirming her status as one of the most influential artists of her generation.

Outside of her career as a singer, her contributions to theater have also garnered significant recognition. Keys' musical "Hell's Kitchen" and play "Stereophonic" have each received 13 Tony nominations, showcasing her versatility and impact on the performing arts beyond the music industry.


‘Stereophonic,’ Alicia Keys’ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Lead Tony Award Nominations
The Alicia Keys musical 'Hell’s Kitchen' and new play 'Stereophonic,' about a fictional band in the 1970s, led the Tony nominations with 13 nominations each.
Stars Support Water Now Campaign
The Water Now clean water campaign to celebrate UN Water World Water Day generated a global social media voice (Twitter, Facebook and Google+ followers) that topped 753 million people.

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