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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

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Booking Alicia Keys

To book Alicia Keys or another Pop/R&B artist for your private party, corporate event, fundraiser or other function, please fill out our Artist Request Form to quickly connect with one of our Booking Agents.

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Biography

Born and bred in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, Alicia Keys was strongly influenced by music from all different generations and disciplines including the essential music of Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder; classical compositions of Frederic Chopin, Erik Satie, and Leontyne Price; and urban lyricists such as Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and the Wu-Tang Clan. Since the age of seven, she received formal training in classical piano and jazz stylings of Oscar Peterson, Fats Waller, and Marian McPartland with her instructor Margaret Pine.

However, it was not until Keys attended the Professional Performing Arts School under the tutelage of Miss Aziza, a bold pianist who wrote and composed original songs, that Keys was introduced to the art of songwriting and producing. Discovered by manager Jeff Robinson at a Harlem PAL when she was 14, Keys performed throughout the tri-state area, anywhere and everywhere she could from tiny clubs to street corners. Two years later, she received a scholarship for and briefly enrolled in Columbia University before leaving to pursue a music career.

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The road was far from being easy, but Keys’ eclectic education and early life lessons inspired her musical hybrid of soul, hip-hop, jazz and classical. This fusion permeated her five-time, Grammy-winning 2001 inaugural release, Songs In A Minor, on Clive Davis’ J Records. Debuting at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, Minor sold more than 235,000 copies in its first week and later sales exceeded 10 million units worldwide.

After relentless touring, Keys followed her successful debut with her sophomore effort, The Diary of Alicia Keys, released in December 2003. The critically-acclaimed anthology sold more than 618,000 copies during the first week of release in the United States, was certified seven-times platinum, and garnered an additional four Grammys. It was so well-received that in October 2005, she released the three-time, Grammy-nominated live concert recording, Alicia Keys Unplugged, featuring her most acclaimed music, new exclusive songs, as well as memorable collaborations with Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley and Adam Levine of Maroon 5.

Committed to excellence, Keys vowed that her new album As I Am will be like her previous masterpieces, a culmination of her world travels and personal experiences; and she certainly has delivered. As I Am became another milestone recording in the young entertainer’s career with over 742,000 units sold during it’s first week of release. In addition, As I Am marks Alicia’s fourth #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart and her biggest sales week to date. Upon the November 2007 release of As I Am, Alicia held the prestigious title as the biggest debut for a female R&B artist, in SoundScan history, and the highest selling debut for a female artist, since 2004. Her third studio album, As I Am spawned the hit single ‘No One’ which won two Grammy Awards in 2008 for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. The third single from As I Am, ‘Superwoman’ garnered an additional Grammy in 2009 for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Additionally, Keys received four awards at the 2008 NAACP Image Awards, was honored at the first annual BET Honors ceremony, and received the BET Award for Best R&B Female Artist.

Throughout her career, Keys has earned numerous accolades. In addition to twelve Grammy Awards, she’s nabbed eleven Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, three World Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MTV Europe Awards, two Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards, three BET Awards, fourteen NAACP Image Awards, seven Soul Train Music Awards, two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, two People’s Choice Award, one My VH1 Award and more.

Complementing her musical achievements, Keys is also a New York Times best-selling author. In 2005, Penguin Group USA published Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems & Lyrics, an introspective tome of original poetry and lyrics from Keys’ first two albums.

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