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Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum recording artist ALICIA KEYS (Georgia Sykes) has changed the face of popular music since she burst on to the scene in 2001. Now Keys is poised to make her mark on the silver screen as well with two feature films slated for release in 2007.

In addition to her work as a stunning street assassin in Smokin' Aces, Keys recently completed production on the big-screen adaptation of the bestselling book The Nanny Diaries, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini for the Weinstein Company. The film is the story of Annie (played by Scarlett Johansson)—a young woman from a working-class family in New Jersey—struggling to find her place in the world. Choosing to hide from real life for awhile, Annie accepts a position as a nanny for a wealthy Manhattan family. Keys plays Annie's best friend, Lynette. While Annie is a bit lost after graduation, Lynette has a more solid grasp on what she wants from life. The film also stars Chris Evans, Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti and is scheduled for release in April 2007.

Keys is excited to get back into the studio and is currently at work on her third full-length album. The album is set for release in June 2007.

Keys' debut album "Songs in A Minor,” was released in June 2001 on Clive Davis' J Records. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 Chart, selling over 235,000 copies in its first week and went on to sell more than 10 million units worldwide.

Keys critically acclaimed sophomore effort, "The Diary of Alicia Keys,” was released in December 2003 and sold over 618,000 copies during its first week of release in the United States. Through different lyrical themes, the album demonstrates her innovative approach to music and the diversity of her own training, combined with classical elements and crazy beats. The album is currently seven-times platinum. Keys' third album, "Alicia Keys Unplugged” was both filmed and recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2005 and debuted at No. 1. Her unforgettable acoustic performance features a full set of Keys' most acclaimed music, along with several new songs exclusive to her "Unplugged” performance. Keys is joined on the album by musical counterparts Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley and Adam Levine (Maroon 5) for several memorable collaborations.

In her five-year music career, Keys has won nine Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, three World Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, one NAACP Image Award 2004, two Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards, one BET Award, three Soul Train Music Awards, one Soul Train Lady of Soul Award and a My VH1 Award.

Keys and her producing partner, Jeff Robinson, recently signed a first-look, multi-year motion picture production deal with Disney. The company—called Big Pita, Little Pita—will produce films in a variety of genres, both live action and animated, in a financial range encompassing budgets both independent and mainstream. Keys will participate in projects as both a producer and actress, with the company also spearheading soundtrack production and music supervision.

In 2005, Keys also became a New York Times bestselling author when she released her first published work, Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems & Lyrics by Alicia Keys. In 2004, she also became a travel correspondent for the New York Daily News, writing monthly travel columns throughout the summer that detailed experiences from her world tour.

She generously gives her time and energy as an ambassador and spokesperson for Keep A Child Alive, which provides anti-viral drugs to the millions suffering from AIDS in Africa. She also works closely with Frum Tha Ground Up, devoted to equipping America's youth with the tools essential for achieving success on all levels; as well a

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