New York-born Alicia Keys began taking piano lessons at age seven at her mother's insistence. She proved to be such a prodigy that she was later accepted into he prestigious Professional Performance Arts School of Manhattan, where she majored in choir. Not only her musical talent but also her grades proved to be so exceptional that she was allowed to graduate, as valedictorian, at age 16.
In 1998, she signed with Arista Records, and wrote, produced and recorded her own albums. In 1999, she left Arista to join J Records, headed by legendary music impresario Clive Davis, and her success has been meteoric. Her 2001 debut album, "Songs in A Minor," sold six million copies and garnered five Grammys. Her album "Diary" won her four more Grammys in 2005.
Began to play the piano at age 7.
Wrote her first song at the age of 14.
Named one of People Magazine's "Breakthrough Stars of 2001".
Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
Ranked as #95 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Named #65 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Ranked #99 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Ranked #77 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Appeared on the covers of Vibe, Vanity Fair, SevenTeen, and Teen magazines.
Won the award for Best R'n'B at the 2004 Mtv Europe Music Awards.
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