Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer-songwriter. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age 12. She was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records, and then, after disputes with the label, by Arista Records. Her debut album, Songs in A Minor, was released with J Records in 2001. Praised for Keys' musical talents and creative control, Songs in A Minor was critically and commercially successful, producing her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'" and selling over 12 million copies worldwide. Songs in A Minor earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), was also a critical and commercial success, spawning successful singles "You Don't Know My Name", "If I Ain't Got You" and "Diary", and selling eight million copies worldwide. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards. Her duet song "My Boo" with Usher became her second number-one single in 2004. Keys released her first live album, Unplugged (2005), and became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one.

Her third album, As I Am (2007), produced the Hot 100 number-one single "No One", selling 5 million copies worldwide and earning an additional three Grammy Awards. In 2007, Keys made her film debut in the action-thriller film Smokin' Aces. Her fourth album,The Element of Freedom (2009), became her first chart-topping album in the UK, and sold 4 million copies worldwide. In 2009, Keys also collaborated with Jay Z on "Empire State of Mind", which became her fourth number-one single, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2010. Girl on Fire (2012) was her fifth Billboard 200 topping album, spawning the successful title track, and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. In 2013, VH1 Storytellers was released as her second live album. Her sixth studio album, Here (2016), became her seventh US R&B/Hip-Hop chart topping album.

Keys has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including 15 competitive Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards, and awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and National Music Publishers Association. She has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. Considered a musical icon, Keys was named by Billboard the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade and placed number 10 on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. VH1 also included her on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and 100 Greatest Women in Music lists, while Time have named her in their 100 list of most influential people in 2005 and 2017. Keys is also known for her humanitarian work, philanthropy and activism, and has received accolades for such work. Keys co-founded and is the Global Ambassador of the nonprofit HIV/AIDS-fighting organization Keep a Child Alive.

Albums/Movies/TV Shows


2016

Here

Here (stylized as HERE) is the sixth studio album by American singer and songwriter Alicia Keys. It was released on November 4, 2016, by RCA Records. The first single from the standard edition, "Blended Family (What You Do for Love)", was released on October 7, 2016. "In Common" and "Hallelujah" were featured on the deluxe edition of the album. As of May 2017, the album has sold 131,000 copies worldwide.

Genre: R&B

Release date: Nov 4, 2016

Here Tracks
1 The Beginning (Interlude) 3:14
2 The Gospel 3:23
3 Pawn It All 3:31
4 Elaine Brown (Interlude) 3:42
5 Kill Your Mama 3:21
6 She Don't Really Care_1 Luv 3:4
7 Elevate (Interlude) 3:28
8 Illusion Of Bliss 3:59
9 Blended Family (What You Do For Love) 3:21
10 Work On It 3:17
11 Cocoa Butter (Cross & Pic Interlude) 3:37
12 Girl Can't Be Herself 3:15
13 You Glow (Interlude) 3:4
14 More Than We Know 3:26
15 Where Do We Begin Now 3:46
16 Holy War 3:14
17 Hallelujah 3:43
18 In Common 3:17

2012

Girl On Fire

Girl On Fire Tracks
1 Girl On Fire (Bluelight Version) 4:19 Lyrics
2 101 6:41 Lyrics
3 Girl On Fire 3:53 Lyrics
4 Brand New Me 4:42 Lyrics
5 One Thing 4:13 Lyrics
6 Limitedless 4:01 Lyrics
7 That's When I Knew 4:17 Lyrics
8 Not Even The King 3:03 Lyrics
9 Tears Always Win 3:43 Lyrics
10 Fire We Make 5:13 Lyrics
11 Girl On Fire (Inferno Remix) 4:37 Lyrics
12 New Day 3:46 Lyrics
13 Listen To Your Heart 4:13 Lyrics
14 When It's All Over 4:38 Lyrics

2009

The Element Of Freedom

The Element of Freedom is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Alicia Keys, released on December 11, 2009, by J Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during May to September 2009 at The Oven Studios in Long Island, New York. Production was handled by Keys, Jeff Bhasker, Swizz Beatz, Noah "40" Shebib, Toby Gad and Kerry "Krucial" Brothers. Departing from the classicist soul music of Keys' previous albums, The Element of Freedom has a mid-tempo, low-key sound and features mostly ballads.

Genre: R&B, pop

Release date: Dec 11, 2009

The Element Of Freedom Tracks
1 Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) 4:42 Lyrics
2 Almost There 3:38 Lyrics
3 Lover Man 3:18 Lyrics
4 Heaven's Door 3:20 Lyrics
5 Stolen Moments 5:15 Lyrics
6 Pray For Forgiveness 4:55 Lyrics
7 Through It All 4:30 Lyrics
8 Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down 3:52 Lyrics
9 How It Feels To Fly 4:43 Lyrics
10 Distance And Time 4:31 Lyrics
11 This Bed 3:50 Lyrics
12 Put It In A Love Song 3:16 Lyrics
13 Like The Sea 4:18 Lyrics
14 Love Is My Disease 4:07 Lyrics
15 That's How Strong My Love Is 4:05 Lyrics
16 Wait Til You See My Smile 4:01 Lyrics
17 Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart 4:40 Lyrics
18 Doesn't Mean Anything 5:14 Lyrics
19 Love Is Blind 3:50 Lyrics
20 Element Of Freedom (Intro) 0:18 Lyrics

2007

As I Am

As I Am is the third studio album by American recording artist Alicia Keys. It was released in the United States on November 13, 2007 by J Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at various recording studios during 2005 to 2007. Production was handled primarily by Keys, Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, Jack Splash, and Linda Perry, with a guest contribution from musician John Mayer.

Genre: R&B, soul, pop

Release date: Nov 13, 2007

As I Am Tracks
1 Prelude To A Kiss 2:09 Lyrics
2 Saviour 3:23 Lyrics
3 Doncha Know (Sky Is Blue) 4:20 Lyrics
4 Another Way To Die 4:25 Lyrics
5 Hurt So Bad 2:59 Lyrics
6 Waiting For Your Love 3:51 Lyrics
7 Sure Looks Good To Me 4:33 Lyrics
8 Tell You Something (Nana's Reprise) 4:30 Lyrics
9 Where Do We Go From Here 4:12 Lyrics
10 I Need You 5:10 Lyrics
11 Teenage Love Affair 4:56 Lyrics
12 The Thing About Love 3:51 Lyrics
13 Wreckless Love 4:55 Lyrics
14 Lesson Learned 4:17 Lyrics
15 Like You'll Never See Me Again 4:28 Lyrics
16 No One 4:08 Lyrics
17 Superwoman 4:14 Lyrics
18 Go Ahead 4:37 Lyrics

2005

Unplugged

Unplugged is the first live album (third overall) by American recording artist Alicia Keys. It was recorded as part of the television program MTV Unplugged on July 4, 2005 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York City, and released in the United States on October 11, 2005 by J Records, including songs from her multi-platinum albums Songs in A Minor and The Diary of Alicia Keys. The album debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at number one, with first-week sales of 196,000 copies in the U.S. and over 245,000 copies worldwide—the highest debut for an MTV Unplugged album since Nirvana's 1994 MTV Unplugged in New York and the first Unplugged by a female artist to debut at number one. The album has sold over one million copies in the United States and over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Additionally, it received four nominations for the 2006 Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album.

Genre: R&B

Release date: Oct 7, 2005

Unplugged Tracks
1 Diary 4:46
2 Welcome To Jamrock 6:40 Lyrics
3 Fallin' 3:28 Lyrics
4 Stolen Moments 5:15 Lyrics
5 You Don't Know My Name 6:08 Lyrics
6 Wild Horses 6:05 Lyrics
7 Streets Of New York (City Life) 6:38 Lyrics
8 Every Little Bit Hurts 4:02 Lyrics
9 If I Ain't Got You 3:30 Lyrics
10 If I Was Your Woman 3:07 Lyrics
11 How Come You Don't Call Me 4:36 Lyrics
12 Unbreakable 4:15 Lyrics
13 A Woman's Worth 4:39 Lyrics
14 Heartburn 3:29 Lyrics
15 Karma 3:46 Lyrics

2003

The Diary Of Alicia Keys

The Diary of Alicia Keys is the second studio album by American recording artist Alicia Keys. It was released in the United States on December 2, 2003 by J Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during 2002 to 2003 at various recording studios, and production was handled primarily by Keys with contributions from Kerry Brothers, Jr., Timbaland, Dwayne Wiggins, Dre & Vidal, Easy Mo Bee and Kanye West.

Genre: Neo soul, R&B, soul

Release date: Dec 1, 2003

The Diary Of Alicia Keys Tracks
1 Diary 4:46
2 Nobody Not Really (Interlude) 2:57 Lyrics
3 Samsonite Man 4:14 Lyrics
4 Slow Down 4:19 Lyrics
5 Feeling U, Feeling Me (Interlude) 2:09 Lyrics
6 When You Really Love Someone 4:11 Lyrics
7 So Simple 3:51 Lyrics
8 Wake Up 4:28 Lyrics
9 Dragon Days 4:37 Lyrics
10 If I Ain't Got You 3:30 Lyrics
11 You Don't Know My Name 6:08 Lyrics
12 If I Was Your Woman / Walk On By 3:08 Lyrics
13 Heartburn 3:29 Lyrics
14 Karma 3:46 Lyrics
15 Harlem's Nocturne 1:45 Lyrics

2001

Songs In A Minor

Songs In A Minor Tracks
1 Lovin' You 3:49 Lyrics
2 Caged Bird 3:03 Lyrics
3 Why Do I Feel So Sad? 4:27 Lyrics
4 Butterflyz 4:19 Lyrics
5 Never Felt This Way (Interlude) 2:07 Lyrics
6 Mr. Man 4:06 Lyrics
7 The Life 5:27 Lyrics
8 Goodbye 4:25 Lyrics
9 Jane Doe 3:49 Lyrics
10 A Woman's Worth 4:39 Lyrics
11 Rock Wit U 5:37 Lyrics
12 Troubles 4:31 Lyrics
13 Fallin' 3:28 Lyrics
14 How Come You Don't Call Me 4:36 Lyrics
15 Girlfriend 3:37 Lyrics
16 Piano & I 2:35 Lyrics



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