Alicia Keys was born January 25, 1980 in Harlem, which is considered one of the poorest and most creative areas of New York. According to the mother at the Alicia Irish, Scottish and Italian descent, and his father - African American.
In five years, Alicia began to play the piano, and it was sent to music school. Training was given to her easily, Alicia was an excellent student, she sang in the choir and was very fond of classical music.
Clever Alisha three years has been the School of Fine Arts, and in 16 years, was admitted to Columbia University. But after a while Kees decided to leave school and start a music career. And for good reason. Now Alicia super popular singer - her records worldwide circulation exceeds 30 million copies. During their five albums and some singles Alisha has 11 statuettes "Grammy".
Alicia appeared in films - in 2007 it came the film "Smokin 'Aces" and "The Nanny Diaries". She is also involved in charity work - is to fund "save the lives of children", a member of the Fund to help young talents.
In 2010, Alicia married her producer Swizz Beatz and soon announced that she was pregnant.