Alicia Keys




Alicia Augello Cook (born 25 January 1981), known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer and philanthropist. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys’ debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, becoming the second American recording artist to win five Grammys in one night.

It produced her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “Fallin'” won Song of the Year. Her sophomore album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003, spawning successful singles “You Don’t Know My Name”, “If I Ain’t Got You” and “Diary”, and becoming another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The duet song “My Boo” with Usher, scored her a second number-one single in 2004. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.

Keys released her debut album Songs in A Minor (2001) through J Records, after having had previous recording deals with Columbia and Arista. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and produced the singles “Fallin'”, “A Woman’s Worth”, “How Come You Don’t Call Me” and “Girlfriend,” the former of which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. A commercial success, Songs in A Minor went on to sell over 12 million copies worldwide and made Keys the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. In 2002, the album was reissued as Remixed & Unplugged in A Minor, which included a disc of remixes and live songs.



Discography

Artist: Alicia Keys
Title: Hallelujah
Album: Here (Explicit)
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Title: That’s When I Knew
Album: Girl on Fire
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Title: Empire State of Mind Pt II (Explicit)
Album: The Element of Freedom (Explicit)
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Title: No One
Album: As I Am
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Title:  If I Ain’t Got You
Album: The Diary of Alicia Keys (Explicit)
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Artist: Alicia Keys
Title: Fallin’
Album: Songs in A Minor
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Title: Un-thinkable (I’m Ready) (Explicit)
Album: VH1 Storytellers
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Artist: Alicia Keys
Title: If I Ain’t Got You
Album: Unplugged
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Reissue albums

Girl on Fire Australian Tour Edition (2013), Songs in A Minor – 10th Anniversary Edition (2011), As I Am: The Super Edition (2008), Remixed & Unplugged in A Minor (2002).

Box sets

The Element of Freedom / Girl on Fire (2015), As I Am / The Element of Freedom (2013), The Collection (2011), Unplugged / As I Am (2010), The Platinum Collection (2010), Songs in A Minor / The Diary of Alicia Keys(2006), Coffret 2 CD: Unplugged / The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2005).

Remix albums

Remixed (2008).

Singles
As lead artist

“Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” (featuring A$AP Rocky 2016 Here Album), “Back to Life” (2016 Queen of Katwe Album), “In Common” (2016), “28 Thousand Days” (2015), “We Are Here” (2014), “It’s On Again” (featuring Kendrick Lamar) (2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Album), “Better You, Better Me” (2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Album), “Tears Always Win”, “Fire We Make” (with Maxwell) and “New Day” (2013 Girl on Fire), “Brand New Me” and “Girl on Fire” (2012 Girl on Fire), “Wait Til You See My Smile”, “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”, “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down”, “Put It in a Love Song” (featuring Beyoncé) (2010 The Element of Freedom), “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” and “Doesn’t Mean Anything” (2009 The Element of Freedom).

“Another Way to Die” (with Jack White) (2008 Quantum of Solace), “Superwoman”, “Teenage Love Affair”, (2008  As I Am), “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”, “No One” (2007  As I Am), “Every Little Bit Hurts” (2006 Unplugged), “Don’t Give Up (Africa)” (with Bono) (2005), “Unbreakable” (2005 Unplugged), “Karma” (2004 The Diary of Alicia Keys), “My Boo” (with Usher) (2004 Confessions), “Diary” (featuring Tony! Toni! Toné!) and “If I Ain’t Got You” (2004 The Diary of Alicia Keys), “Girlfriend”, “How Come You Don’t Call Me” and “A Woman’s Worth” (2002 Songs in A Minor), “Fallin'” (2001 Songs in A Minor).

As featured artist

“I Will Pray (Pregherò)” (Giorgia featuring Alicia Keys) (2013 Senza Paura), “I’ll Always Walk Beside You” (Richie Sambora featuring Alicia Keys, Luke Ebbin, Aaron Sterling and Curt Schneider) (2013), “New Day” (50 Cent featuring Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys) (2012), “International Party” (Swizz Beatz featuring Alicia Keys) (2011), “Say It’s So” (Mateo featuring Alicia Keys) (2011 Love & Stadiums II), “Looking for Paradise” (Alejandro Sanz featuring Alicia Keys) (2009 Paraíso Express), “Empire State of Mind” (Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys) (2009 The Blueprint 3), “Ghetto Story Chapter 2” (Cham featuring Alicia Keys) (2006 Ghetto Story), “Gangsta Lovin'” (Eve featuring Alicia Keys) (2002 Eve-Olution), “What’s Going On” (among Artists Against AIDS Worldwide), (2001 What’s Going On: All-Star Tribute), “Brotha Part II” (Angie Stone featuring Alicia Keys and Eve) (2001 Mahogany Soul).

Promotional singles

“Hallelujah” (2016), “We Gotta Pray” (2014), “Not Even the King” (2012 Girl on Fire).

Other charted songs

“Know Who You Are” (with Pharrell Williams) (2014 G I R L), “Speechless” (featuring Eve) (2010), “Fireworks” (Drake featuring Alicia Keys) (2010 Thank Me Later), “How It Feels to Fly” (2009 The Element of Freedom), “Lessons Learned” (featuring John Mayer) (2007 As I Am), “Streets of New York” (featuring Nas and Rakim) (2003 The Diary of Alicia Keys), “Jane Doe” (2001 Songs in A Minor).



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