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Published by: lexboo13 on Apr 28, 2011
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On January 25, 1981, Alicia Keys was born to a white mother, Terri Augelloand to a black dad, Craig Cook. Keys grew up in hell’s kitchen, New York city. Alsoknown as 42
street, where prostitutes, pimps and drug dealers were found. Aliciasays it was hard growing up in a predominately black neighborhood and her beingbiracial. Hells kitchen is known for it’s restaurants and riots.Alicia Keys graduated high school two years earlier than usual. She also wasvaledictorian. Keys later attended professional performance arts school inManhattan, there she majored in voice. She also attended the University of Columbia, but only for four weeks, school and studio sessions were too much forher.In 2002 Alicia Keys was nominated for six Grammys and left the Grammyawards with five, which included ,Best new song, Song of the year, and Best femaleR&B vocal performance . In 2005 she was awarded winning composer. Keys hasreleased a book called “Tears for water,” which contains her song lyrics and poemsnext to her deepest and most personal thoughts. Alicia Keys’s song “Fallin” wasnumber one on the charts for 6 weeks. Soon after that her song “A womans worth”was in the top ten. On September 11
, 2001, she performed on “America: a tributeto heroes.” Over 90 million people viewed this and raised money for victims of terrorist attacks.Alicia says she is influenced by a classical composer, wolf gang Mozart, LedZeppelin, a rock group, soul singer, Nina Simone and rapper, notorious B.I.G. Aliciahas influenced many people , the people who have been attack by terrorist, peoplewith aids, Uganda, Europe and the young women around the world. Alicia wishes toreduce poverty amongst people but especially amongst children. She has

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