Alicia Augello Cook or best known as Alicia Keys is a multi talented American celebrity who is famous as a musician, actress, singer, and also an author. She was born on January 25th 1981 in Manhattan, New York. Her parents are Teresa Augello and Craig Cook. Her family life wasn’t as smooth as silk, as her parents separated when she was two.
Her ability in music was discovered when she was a child. When she was seven years, she began playing piano and then got into Professional Performing Arts School majoring choid when she was 12. Beside singing, she started writing songs when she was just 14.
Her first musical career was when she appeared in “The Little Drummer Girl” for “So So Def Recordings”. She also wrote and recorded a soundtrack in “Men in Black” movie, “Shaft” and “Dr. Dolittle”.
She got her best achievement in “Songs in a Minor” which on her first album, sold 12 million copies worldwide in 2001, therefore she got six times Platinum. In 2002 she won five Grammy Awards. Her second album was not very big as the first, but still generated eight million copies worldwide.
Alicia Keys also published a book entitled “Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics” which got $500K and was listed as a New York Times bestseller. Her success didn’t stop there, she also got in the television as a cameo in “Charmed” and “American Dreams”
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