THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist ALICIA KEYS has changed the
face of popular music since she burst onto the scene in 2001. Now Keys has also made her mark
on the silver screen as well.
Keys returned with her long-awaited third studio album, AS I AM, in November 2007.
Within 10 hours of being serviced to radio, Alicia's first single, "No One,â€ť became one of the
fastest moving and highest charting singles on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This
also marked the highest first single debut for a female artist in 2007 on the R&B Monitor's Urban
Keys made her motion-picture debut in Joe Carnahan's SMOKIN' ACES as Georgia
Sykes. She also appeared in the big screen adaptation of the best selling book THE NANNY
DIARIES, opposite Scarlet Johansson, Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti.
Keys also recently signed a multiyear first-look film production deal at Disney. Through
her production company, she will develop live-action and animated projects, participating as
producer and actor. The company will also spearhead soundtracks and music supervision for the
Alicia Keys first appeared on the music scene in June 2001 with her debut album, "Songs
In A Minor," 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
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.
The album is currently seven times platinum.
In her music career, Alicia Keys has won eleven Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard
Music Awards, three American Music Awards, three World Music Awards, two MTV Video
Music Awardsâ„˘, 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 is currently signed to MBK/J Records.
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,
Alicia also became a travel correspondent for The New York Daily News, writing monthly travel
columns throughout the summer detailing 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 as "Teens in Motion," a non profit
organization created to offer teens the opportunity to develop their minds and bodies in a safe and
Born and raised in New York, Alicia graduated from the Professional Performance Arts
School in Manhattan at age 16.
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