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Alicia Keys

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Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. A classically trained pianist, Keys began 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, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. It spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'", and earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), was also a critical and commercial success, selling eight million copies worldwide, and producing the singles "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You", and "Diary". The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards.In 2004, her duet "My Boo" with Usher became her second number-one single. Keys released her first live album, Unplugged (2005), and became the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one. Her third album, As I Am (2007), sold seven million copies worldwide and produced the Hot 100 number-one single "No One". In 2007, Keys made her film debut in the action-thriller film Smokin' Aces. She released the theme song to the James Bond film Quantum of Solace "Another Way to Die" with Jack White. Her fourth album, The Element of Freedom (2009), became her first chart-topping album in the United Kingdom, and sold four million copies worldwide. The album included the Billboard Hot 100 charting singles "Doesn't Mean Anything", "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart", "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)". Keys' collaboration with Jay-Z on "Empire State of Mind" (2009), became her fourth number-one single in the United States. Her fifth album Girl on Fire (2012), became her fifth Billboard 200 topping album, and included the successful title track. Her sixth studio album, Here (2016), became her seventh US R&B/Hip-Hop chart-topping album. Her seventh and eighth studio albums, Alicia (2020) and Keys (2021), spawned the singles "Show Me Love", "Underdog", "Lala" and "Best of Me".

Keys has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists. She was named by Billboard as the R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Decade (2000s); and placed tenth on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. She has received numerous accolades in her career, including 15 Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards, and an award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and National Music Publishers Association. VH1 included her on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and 100 Greatest Women in Music lists, while Time has 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, e.g. being awarded Ambassador of Conscience by Amnesty International; she co-founded and serves as the Global Ambassador of the nonprofit HIV/AIDS-fighting organization Keep a Child Alive.

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July 14, 2022

Alicia Keys Sets ‘Keys II’ Deluxe Edition With New Songs, Video

Singer shares new video for "Come for Me," from the "Unlocked" half of her 2021 LP

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July 8, 2022

Stream Brent Faiyaz's 'Wasteland' Album f/ Drake, Tyler, the Creator, the Neptunes, and Alicia Keys

Faiyaz has shared the new album 'Wasteland,' his first full-length since debuting with 'Sonder Son' in 2017, featuring Drake, Tyler, the Creator, and more.

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July 8, 2022

Brent Faiyaz Believes We Are Living In a ‘Wasteland.’ He Makes It Sound Damn Good

The independent R&B star details the making of his new album and working with the likes of Alicia Keys, the Neptunes, and Raphael Saadiq

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July 1, 2022

Swizz Beatz Gifts Alicia Keys $400,000 Egyptian-Themed Necklace

Swizz Beatz surprised his wife Alicia Keys with an extravagant piece of jewelry, as he gifted the R&B legend a $400,000 Egyptian-themed necklace.

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June 24, 2022

Brent Faiyaz Details New Album Wasteland Featuring Drake, Tyler, the Creator, Alicia Keys, and More

The R&B singer and producer has also shared the new single “Price of Fame”

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June 12, 2022

Johnny Marr joins Alicia Keys on stage in Manchester for ‘This Charming Man’

The US star brought the Smiths guitarist out to perform the classic song during her gig at Manchester's AO Arena The post Johnny Marr joins Alicia Keys on stage in Manchester for ‘This Charming Man’ appeared first on NME.

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June 9, 2022

Alicia Keys Presents ‘Summer of Soul’ With a Peabody Award: Exclusive

'So, thank you for bringing to the light such a powerful moment in music and in history and our Black excellence,” presenter Keys told honoree Questlove.

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May 27, 2022

Swizz Beatz Calls Out Joe Budden for Saying Alicia Keys 'Got Cooked' by Featured Singer on 2003 Song "Diary"

Joe Budden landed himself in hot water with Swizz Beatz after agreeing with a Twitter user that Alicia Keys "got cooked" on her 2003 song "Diary."

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May 27, 2022

Swizz Beatz Calls Out Joe Budden for Saying Alicia Keys 'Got Cooked' by Featured Singer on 2003 Song "Diary"

Joe Budden landed himself in hot water with Swizz Beatz after agreeing with a Twitter user that Alicia Keys "got cooked" on her 2003 song "Diary."

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May 19, 2022

Queen, Diana Ross, Elton John, Duran Duran, Alicia Keys & More For Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert

The show will take place on 3 stages in front of the palace with an in-person audience of 22,000 and be broadcast live on BBC One and Radio 2

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May 2, 2022

Alicia Keys Wears NYC on Her Back at 2022 Met Gala: See Photos

Alicia Keys shut down the Met Gala red carpet with an ode to her hometown of New York City.

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April 16, 2022

Wu-Tang Clan’s album ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ archived in Library of Congress

Others added include A Tribe Called Quest, Queen and Alicia Keys The post Wu-Tang Clan’s album ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ archived in Library of Congress appeared first on NME.

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April 15, 2022

Executive Turntable: UMG’s Bravado Taps General Manager; Alicia Keys Boards Soundwide

Also: Pophouse hires a head of entertainment research and development and BMG opens an office in Mexico City.

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April 13, 2022

Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, and Alicia Keys Albums Added to National Recording Registry

Each year, works are selected by the Library of Congress based on their status of being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

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April 13, 2022

Wu-Tang Clan and A Tribe Called Quest Albums Archived in Library of Congress

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and Low End Theory enter the National Recording Registry, along with records by Alicia Keys, Queen, and more

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April 13, 2022

Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Wu-Tang Clan & More Selected for 2022 National Recording Registry: See the Full List

Multiple Latin and rap/hip-hop entries were selected in the same year for the first time in the Registry's history.

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April 13, 2022

Queen, Journey, Wu-Tang Clan Among 2022 National Registry List

Alicia Keys, Bonnie Raitt and the Four Tops among those also set for induction

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April 7, 2022

Alicia Keys Reimagines ‘City of Gods (Part II)’ As a Heartbreak Anthem: Watch

The song contains newly written verses that transform what was originally a boastful ode.

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April 7, 2022

11 Beautiful Moments From Clive Davis’ 90th Birthday Party

There were performances and tributes from Dionne Warwick, Patti Smith, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen and more.

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April 7, 2022

Alicia Keys’ ‘City of Gods Part II’ Reimagines Her Collab With Kanye and Fivio Foreign

Building upon her much-hyped collaboration with Kanye West and Brooklyn-based rapper Fivio Foreign, Alicia Keys has […]

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April 7, 2022

Alicia Keys Shares Video for "City of Gods (Part II)"

Alicia Keys has released a solo version of “City of Gods,” her recent hard-hitting collaboration with Brooklyn drill MC Fivio Foreign and Kanye West.

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March 12, 2022

Kanye West was “too impatient” to put Jay Z on ‘City Of Gods’

The track featured Fivio Foreign and Alicia Keys alongside Ye The post Kanye West was “too impatient” to put Jay Z on ‘City Of Gods’ appeared first on NME.

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March 8, 2022

Alicia Keys Celebrates the ‘Power of She’ With Athleta: How to Shop Her New Collection

The limited collection debuted on International Women’s Day March 8.

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February 20, 2022

Watch Fivio Foreign’s video for ‘City Of Gods’ with Kanye West and Alicia Keys

It follows on from his recent collaboration with the pair The post Watch Fivio Foreign’s video for ‘City Of Gods’ with Kanye West and Alicia Keys appeared first on NME.

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February 18, 2022

Watch Fivio Foreign, Kanye West, and Alicia Keys’ New “City of Gods” Video

A black and white visual dedicated to Fivio Foreign’s late friend Tahjay “T Dott” Dobson

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February 11, 2022

Fivio Foreign Taps Kanye West, Alicia Keys for ‘City Of Gods’

Drill rapper's upcoming debut album B.I.B.L.E. was executive produced by West

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February 11, 2022

Kanye West Joins Forces With Fivio Foreign and Alicia Keys on Drops ‘City of Gods’: Stream It Now

If the west coast has the City of Angels, the east has its City of Gods.

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February 11, 2022

Fivio Foreign Joined by Kanye, Alicia Keys on New Song “City of Gods”: Listen

Dedicated to Tahjay “T Dott” Dobson, it’s set to appear on Fivio’s new album that’s executive produced by Ye

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February 10, 2022

New Kanye West track, ‘City Of Gods’, set to arrive tonight

The track, which is likely to be the first preview of West's upcoming 'DONDA 2' album, also features Alicia Keys and Fivio Foreign The post New Kanye West track, ‘City Of Gods’, set to arrive tonight appeared first on NME.

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Discs

KEYS II

August 12, 2022

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City of Gods (Part II)

April 7, 2022

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City of Gods

February 11, 2022

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KEYS

December 10, 2021

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Come For Me (Unlocked) (feat. Khalid & Lucky Daye)

December 5, 2021

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Best Of Me

October 29, 2021

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LALA (Unlocked) (feat. Swae Lee)

September 9, 2021

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ALICIA: The Selects

July 30, 2021

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Songs In A Minor: 20th Anniversary Exclusives

June 18, 2021

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Songs In A Minor (20th Anniversary Edition)

June 4, 2021

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Underdog (Nicky Jam & Rauw Alejandro Remix)

May 14, 2021

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ALICIA

December 18, 2020

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Wasted Energy (feat. Kaash Paige & Diamond Platnumz) [Remix]

December 17, 2020

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Winter Time (with Alicia Keys)

November 26, 2020

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A Beautiful Noise

October 30, 2020

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Underdog (Acoustic Version)

April 2, 2020

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Underdog (feat. Chronixx & Protoje)

March 27, 2020

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Time Machine (Remixes)

January 31, 2020

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The Christmas Song

December 13, 2019

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Spotify Singles

December 4, 2019

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Time Machine

November 20, 2019

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Show Me Love (feat. 21 Savage & Miguel)

October 30, 2019

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Calma (Alicia Remix)

April 19, 2019

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Raise A Man

February 11, 2019

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Us

May 22, 2018

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Vault Volume 1

April 7, 2017

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HERE

November 4, 2016

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Holy War

October 28, 2016

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Blended Family (What You Do For Love) (feat. A$AP Rocky)

October 7, 2016

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Back To Life (from Disney's "Queen of Katwe")

September 1, 2016

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In Common (Kaskade Remix)

July 12, 2016

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In Common (Kaskade Radio Mix)

July 12, 2016

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In Common (The Remixes)

July 1, 2016

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Hallelujah

June 17, 2016

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In Common

May 4, 2016

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28 Thousand Days

July 31, 2015

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We Are Here

September 15, 2014

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It's On Again (feat. Kendrick Lamar) [From The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack]

April 25, 2014

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Alicia Keys - VH1 Storytellers

June 23, 2013

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Tears Always Win

May 7, 2013

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Girl On Fire

November 26, 2012

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Girl on Fire (Remixes) - EP

November 18, 2012

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Un-thinkable (I'm Ready) (feat. Drake) [Remix]

May 28, 2010

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The Element Of Freedom

December 15, 2009

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Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart - EP

November 17, 2009

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Doesn't Mean Anything - EP

September 22, 2009

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Remixed

August 12, 2008

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Superwoman

July 29, 2008

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Like You'll Never See Me Again (feat. Ludacris) [Remix]

November 26, 2007

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As I Am (Expanded Edition)

November 9, 2007

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No One - EP

September 11, 2007

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Diary (Dance Vault Mixes) - EP

June 6, 2006

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Unplugged

October 11, 2005

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If I Ain't Got You EP

February 17, 2004

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The Diary Of Alicia Keys

December 2, 2003

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The Diary Of Alicia Keys (Expanded Edition)

December 2, 2003

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Songs In A Minor (Expanded Edition)

June 26, 2001

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Songs In A Minor

June 5, 2001

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