Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys was raised by a single mother in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City. At age seven, Keys began playing the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.
Alicia Keys released an emotional video for her new single Tears Always Win on Thursday. It is from her latest album, Girl On Fire.
Alicia Keys did not like her husband Swizz Beatz when she first met him, she told Marie Claire UK for their July 2013 issue. Keys, who is on the European leg of her Set the World on Fire tour, admitted that she was turned off by her husband of nearly three years. She felt that he was too flashy compared to her more demure tastes.
Country singer Miranda Lambert got teary-eyed on stage Wednesday night during her performance at the "Healing in the Heartland" Benefit Concert for Oklahoma tornado victims.