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2011 The Root 100

Alicia Keys is an R&B recording artist, songwriter, musician and actress.

  • Influence: 72.6
  • Reach: 18.2
  • Substance: 4.0
  • Media Mentions: 4
  • Internet Mentions: 73000000
  • Twitter Followers: 4593068
  • Alicia Keys

  • Singer who is co-producing the Broadway play 'Stick Fly' and working on a new album and recently released the 10th-anniversary edition of her first album, 'Songs in A Minor.'
  • Job: Singer
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: aliciakeys
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 30
  • Bio: Before selling more than 30 million albums and winning 12 Grammys, Alicia Keys was a child piano prodigy who studied classical music. Keys, who also plays the cello and guitar, graduated valedictorian at age 16 from the Professional Performance Arts School in Manhattan and dropped out of Columbia University to pursue a music career. For all of her accomplishments, Billboard magazine named Keys the top R&B artist of 2000-2009. To mark the 10th anniversary of her first album, the critically acclaimed Songs in A Minor, Keys released a collector's edition this year.Follow her blog and watch her videos.