Alicia Keys was born in New York on January 25, 1981. As of
its younger childhood it bathed in the culture soul. It starts
while singing with the church and by studying six years the
traditional piano to eight years. It enters then in Manhattan'
S Professional Performance School Arts, where it acquires an
impressive vocal technique. At fifteen years, it met a manager
named Jeff Robinson, an abrupt man and dodu which carries sunglasses
of luxury which would make Biggie pretty. The man is intelligent.
He does not want that its protected makes a career as fast as
a fire of straw.
singhaving sung much on the local scene, Alicia is made approach
in 1998, by Arista, which makes him sign a contract. It is put
then at work, writing and composing of the songs, who for some
went back to his adolescence. Cleave Davis, the producer who
works with it assembles then his own label J Records and Alicia
follows it. In 2001, its first album leaves, under the name
of Songs in A Mirror.
The first week, 236 000 copies are sold, which is large enough
for a new album. But the second week, stops it with ear and
the televisual exposure being so intense that the shops of discs
required 450 000 other specimens... The beginning of glory...
Two years later, after having charmed all the small world of
the R&B and the soul, Alicia Keys returns with a second
opus entitled "The Diary of Alicia Keys", left with
the autumn 2003 and profits from criticisms excellent. In 2004
Alicia wrote a book ( "Tears For Water: Songbook of Poems
and Lyrics") containing, as its title indicates, words
and poems she wrote. It was not until 2007 to have the pleasure
to hear again the queen of soul with his new opus "As I
Am" as she describes the encounter between Aretha Flanklin
and Janis Joplin, a program and a true happiness for ears.
nom: Alicia Augello Cook
Origine: Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, NYC
Influences musicales: Chopin, Marvin Gaye, Mary J. Blige, Miles
Davis, The Notorious B.I.G., Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield,
Instruments: Piano, guitare
Aimerait travailler avec: Lauryn Hill
Album favori: "Songs In The Key Of Life" by Stevie Wonder