Alicia Keys Concerned Rihanna will be Exploited
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Alicia Keys Releases 'Tears Always Win' Video
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has released the video for "Tears Always Win." The song is the fifth single from her album, "Girl on Fire," following "Girl On Fire," "Brand New Me," "New Day" and "Fire We Make." The singer is currently promoting the album by playing shows across Europe on her "Set the World On Fire" tour, with dates scheduled into the month of August. Released in November, "Girl on Fire" is Keys' fifth studio album; it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. You can watch the new "Tears Always Win" music video here. popmusiclife is an official news provider for the antiMusic.com. Copyright popmusiclife - Excerpted here with permission. Alicia Keys
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Alicia Keys’ Sparkles In “Tears Always Win” Video: Watch
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takes it to the Vegas strip in her new video for the Bruno Mars-penned "Tears Always Win", off her latest album Girl On Fire. The singer shows off her beauty and serious curves as she plays a hardworking showgirl who is struggling with her long-distance relationship. Keys also takes on the role of a nightclub singer, where she's completely in her element playing the piano. Alicia gets stylish for 'marie claire' uk 6 Photos » Are you feeling Alicia's Sin City realness in her latest video? Let us know below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter! Alicia Keys
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She graduated as valedictorian from the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City when she was 16.
Columbia Records signed her out of high school, but refused to release the songs she wrote. 4 years later, industry legend Clive Davis, who had signed Santana, Whitney Houston, and Janis Joplin, signed her to his J Records and released her first album, Songs In A minor, which went to #1.
Many people found out about her when she made appearances on Oprah and Jay Leno's shows in 2001. Clive Davis wrote a personal letter to Oprah which helped get her on.
Her mother is Italian and her father is black. They grew up in a poor section of New York City.
Keys studied classical piano growing up. She wanted to quit when she was 11, but her mom wouldn't let her.
She writes and produces all her songs - something that makes her very marketable.
Her music combines elements of R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Classical music. All of these styles influenced her when she was growing up.
Her birth name is Alicia Augello-Cook. Her mother is Italian and Irish, her father is African-American. Alicia Keys explanation on why she chose her stage name: "It's like the piano keys. And it can open so many doors." (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England)
Keys was featured in a 2006 episode of The Backyardigans, a popular children's animated show. She voiced a singing green alien from Mars who sits, and does many other things, on her "Boinga." (thanks, Carrie - Burlington, CT)
In 2004, she released a book of poems and song lyrics called Tears For Water
. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Alicia Keys married record producer, DJ, rapper and painter Swizz Beatz (real name Kasseem Daoud Dean) on July 31, 2010. Their son is Keys' first and Beatz' fourth child (he has 3 children from previous marriage with R&B singer Mashonda Tifrere).
Keys has used the same method for years to keep her voice immaculate. "You melt a handful of gummy bears in hot water and something about the glycerin really clears your voice," she explained to Extra
. "And it was amazing, my vocal coach told me it's like an ancient secret. Now I can eat gummy bears anytime I want!"
Keys made her television debut at the age of four, guesting on the Cosby Show in a cameo role as a sleepover friend of daughter Rudy Huxtable.