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Alicia Keys. Presentation by: Brookelyn Prince . Alicia Augello Cook. Born: January 25, 1981 in Manhattan, New York. Alicia Keys began piano lessons at age 7. Education. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Alicia Keys

Alicia KeysPresentation by: Brookelyn Prince

Alicia Augello CookBorn: January 25, 1981 in Manhattan, New York

Alicia Keys began piano lessons at age 7Education

After graduating from the Professional Performance Arts School at age 16, she signed a deal with Clive Davis in 1998, who started J Records.While she was accepted to Columbia University on a full scholarship, after a four-week stint at the school, Keys departed to devote herself fully to her music.Songs in a Minor

She wrote, produced, and performed the albumSongs In A Minor, released in 2001. The album was almost an instant success! It debuted at #1 on theBillboardalbum chart and included 2 top 10 hit singles, "Fallin'" and "A Woman's Worth."Her debut album "Songs in A Minor" went platinum five times over and earned her five Grammys!Singer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SffurycojNo&feature=relmfu (no one)

By mixing R&B with a sultry dose of neo-soul Alicia Keys created her own unique sound.Alicia Keys' voice is sweet and warm, with a smokiness and slight rasp to it.She often sings about love, heartbreak and female empowerment.Girl on FireAt the 2012 VMA awards, Keys released her new song Girl on Firehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=J91ti_MpdHA&feature=endscreen (girl on fire)

Keys not only sings, but writes and produces her own music ie. Girl on Fire, Fallen, If I Aint Got You, No one and much more!Her lyrics for Girl on Fire center around toasting the "achievements of women everywhere.She released her fifth studio albumGirl on Fireon November 27, 2012.Actorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnpnAhQQG3s (secret life of bees)

In addition to her music career, Alicia Keys has acted in several films, includingSmokin' Aces(2006),The Nanny Diaries(2007), andThe Secret Life of Bees(2008).

References www.Starpulse.comwww.Biography.comwww.Top40about.comwww.divadevotee.comwww.youtube.com (videos)www.google.com (pictures)