"You've got to have a good spirit on the inside. That's what's really going to make you look like you're ready to rock the world."

  • Born Alicia Augello Cook on Jan. 25, 1981, in New York
  • Alicia Keys scored her first No. 1 hit in 2001 with "Fallin'." The song was featured on her debut studio album, Songs In A Minor, which topped the Billboard 200.
  • At the 44th GRAMMY Awards in 2002, Keys won her first five career awards, including Best New Artist and Song Of The Year for "Fallin'." That year, she made her GRAMMY debut with a medley performance of "Fallin'" and "A Woman's Worth" alongside flamenco dancer Joaquin Cortes.
  • Keys appeared on the "Slumber Party" episode of "The Cosby Show" in 1985 as one of Rudy Huxtable's friends.
  • She performed "Blackbird" at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert for Paul McCartney. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
  • In 2003 Keys co-founded Keep a Child Alive, an organization dedicated to supporting treatment, care and support for children and families affected by HIV.

Alicia Keys

"You've got to have a good spirit on the inside. That's what's really going to make you look like you're ready to rock the world."

  • Born Alicia Augello Cook on Jan. 25, 1981, in New York
  • Alicia Keys scored her first No. 1 hit in 2001 with "Fallin'." The song was featured on her debut studio album, Songs In A Minor, which topped the Billboard 200.
  • At the 44th GRAMMY Awards in 2002, Keys won her first five career awards, including Best New Artist and Song Of The Year for "Fallin'." That year, she made her GRAMMY debut with a medley performance of "Fallin'" and "A Woman's Worth" alongside flamenco dancer Joaquin Cortes.
  • Keys appeared on the "Slumber Party" episode of "The Cosby Show" in 1985 as one of Rudy Huxtable's friends.
  • She performed "Blackbird" at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert for Paul McCartney. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
  • In 2003 Keys co-founded Keep a Child Alive, an organization dedicated to supporting treatment, care and support for children and families affected by HIV.

GRAMMY Award Results for Alicia Keys

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Nominations
Album Of The Year
Girl
 
Wins
Best R&B Album
Girl On Fire
 
Wins
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Empire State Of Mind
Best Rap Song
Empire State Of Mind
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Empire State Of Mind
 
Wins
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Superwoman
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Lesson Learned
Best Short Form Music Video
Another Way To Die
 
Wins
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
No One
Best R&B Song
No One
 
Nominations
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Unbreakable
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
If This World Were Mine
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
If I Was Your Woman
Best R&B Song
Unbreakable
Best R&B Album
Unplugged
 
Wins
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
If I Ain't Got You
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
My Boo
Best R&B Song
You Don't Know My Name
Best R&B Album
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
Nominations
Album Of The Year
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
Song Of The Year
If I Ain't Got You
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Diary
Best R&B Song
My Boo
 
Wins
Song Of The Year
Fallin'
Best New Artist
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Fallin'
Best R&B Song
Fallin'
Best R&B Album
Songs In A Minor
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Fallin'