There has never been an artist as talented as Alicia Keys. She is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and all round powerhouse. Her first album was a huge commercial success instantly selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She also became the best selling debut R&B artist in history and still hold that records as of today. That same album netted Keys 5 Grammy Awards in 2002.
Keys was not done there her second album went on to sell over 8 million copies and garnered her another 4 Grammy Awards. Keys is one of the most successful artists in history selling over 40 million albums worldwide and selling over 30 million singles. Billboard magazine has also honoured her numerous times by naming her the top R&B artist of the decade back in the 2000s.
Keys is a absolute beast in her vocals very few in the industry besides Christina Aguilera, Adele, and a few others who can even come on her level. She plays virtually every instrument including the Piano, Celio, Vocder, Bass Guitar, Drums and many others. Her incridbly large vocals have allowed her to become one of the most in demand duet artists in history having already done collaborations with the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usher, Eve, and Mateo.
Keys is a life long fan of the late great Whitney Houston and possessee the same tyep of once in a a lifetime kind of voice. She often incorporates a lot of piano into her songs, and has also cited Prince, Barbra Streisand, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder as her influences.
She is inccredibly involved with various charities, and has worked on very large worldwide campaigns including the HIV and AIDS campaign with Bono in recognition of World AIDS Day.
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