Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by her stage name Alicia Keys , is an American R&B singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actress. She was raised by a single mother in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City . She began playing classical piano at age seven; she later attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. She is the only artist to have won five Grammy Awards in one night. Alicia Keys was named the top R&B artist of 2001 by Billboard, as she released her debut album . Songs in A Minor , which sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded the album diamond status for shipping over ten million copies in the US. Alicia Keys has released four best-selling albums, Songs in A Minor (2001), The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), Unplugged (2005), and As I Am (2007). Her debut was followed by The Diary of Alicia Keys , which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and sold over 6 million copies worldwide. In 2008 Alicia Keys released her third studio album, As I Am , which sold five million copies worldwide, spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits ” No One ” and ” Like You’ll Never See Me Again “, and earned five Grammy Awards in a single night, tying Alicia Keys with Michael Jackson for the most Grammys won by a single performer in a single night.
George Gershwin – I Got Plenty O Nuttin Piano Sheet Music George Gershwin’s “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’” was featured in Porgy and Bess, a George and Ira Gershwin musical which debuted on Broadway in 1935. The song is sung by the protagonist of George and Ira Gershwin’s opera, Porgy. The song is significant because