Alicia Keys – Rock Wit U Piano Sheet Music Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Ray Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and musician. She was born in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan, New York City where she attended the Professional Performing Arts School. Alicia Keys began playing piano at age seven, inspired by her musician father, then she started composing music as a teenager. She first met producer Kerry “Krucial” Brothers at 15, who helped Alicia Keys get her start in the music business, and she began to produce for other artists while attending school.
Alicia Keys has performed her own work and in collaboration with other musicians, including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys released a self-titled debut album Alicia Keys in 2001. Alicia Keys’ second release, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), became an international multi-platinum success with the hit single “You Don’t Know My Name”. Her third studio album, As I Am (2007), Alicia Keys’ third release became her first to yield a Billboard Hot 100 #1 single “No One”, and the highest-charting debut by a female artist in 2007. Alicia Keys has also had success with collaborations such as “Girlfriend” alongside rapper Eve, “Diary”, with R&B singer Tony! Toni! Toné!, “Put It in a Love Song”, with Alicia Keys, and Rihanna’s singles “Unfaithful” and “Hate That I Love You”. Alicia Keys’ fourth studio album, The Element of Freedom was released on December 11, 2009. Alicia Keys has won numerous awards such as 15 Grammys, 11 Billboard Music Awards, 8 American Music Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with her Alicia Keys’ latest studio album Girl On Fire was released in 2012. Alicia Keys has also made several television appearances such as becoming NBC’s first African-American co-anchor for The Today Show, which earned Alicia Keys recognition at the 2004 Emmys. Alicia Keys also appeared in Alicia Keys played the President of the United States in the 2013 film Iron Man 3, and that same year she portrayed music manager Leyla Harding in Cate Blanchett’s directorial debut Carol . Alicia Keys is currently working on her fifth studio album Girl On Fire which will be released sometime next year. Alicia Keys has sold over 30 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide. Alicia Keys has become a civil rights activist who speaks out for LGBT rights, especially marriage equality, and serves on the board of the charity Keep A Child Alive. Alicia Keys is also an active member of Artists Against Fracking .