Who is Alicia Keys - Biography of R&B Songstress

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She directed one of five segments that made up the cable TV movie Five , about women living with breast cancer. Keys was also a coach —18 on the television singing competition show The Voice. In she hosted the Grammy Awards ceremony. You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security. Alicia Keys.

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Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. During that time he adopted the stage name John Legend. She is good friends with singer John Mayer , and Mariah Carey. On July 31, , she married her boyfriend of 14 months Swizz Beatz in a small ceremony on the French island of Corsica following a two month engagement. She gave birth to her first child at age 29, a son named Egypt Daoud Dean on October 14, The child's father is her husband, Swizz Beatz. She gave birth to her second child at age 33, a son named Genesis Ali Dean on December 27, She returned to work five months after giving birth to her son Genesis to begin recording her sixth studio album.

Her son Egypt has been called a musical prodigy, at five years old he co-produced several tracks for Kendrick Lamar 's album Untitled Unmastered, notably "Untitled 07". In November , she performed a three-song set with the legendary David Bowie at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, which turned out to be his last ever live performance. The imagery is so awful!

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I just can't get with it at all. The best thing I can say about it is that sometimes you have to see that kind of stuff so as to have a more balanced view about why it's so bad.

I always want to stay focused on who I am, even as I'm discovering who I am. I love Bono.

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I really respect what he has done for Africa and how he has used his fame to do good in the world. I hope I can do half as much in my life. I believe AIDS is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.

I think music and socialism and politics have always gone hand in hand. As artists we used to be way more instrumental in providing a soundtrack to the heartbeat of what's going on in the world. We all don't have to think the same thing but it's important to state what we think.

There is such a fear of termination of one's career if they have any intelligent thought about politics and that's messed up. I have big everything on the bottom but I love my legs.

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You've got to love what's yours. I love my heritage! I have my mother who is an Irish-Italian, and my father who is African, so I have the taste buds of an Italian and the spice of an African. He's just so gifted.

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When God made Stevie Wonder , he just poured extra talent, extra creativity, extra everything into him. Marvin Gaye wasn't at his best until he hit his late thirties and forties, and had he not been killed, he would only have gotten greater. Even when I'm singing on record there's a lot of times when I'll fight for a bit of imperfection. I might not have quite hit the note to the perfect pitch, but there was a soul in there and feeling that,to me, delivers the emotion of that moment.

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For me, doing a show, the excitement of singing live, and the possibility that you're not going to be perfect - that's the thrill of it. I felt a little bit encaged. I was really not happy but I didn't understand why, because here's this big dream and I'm living it, so what's wrong with me? I'm a very positive person, but this whole concept of having to always be nice, always smiling, always happy, that's not real. It was like I was wearing a mask.

I was becoming this perfectly chiselled sculpture, and that was bad. That took a long time to understand.