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Beyonce wouldn't audition for 'Princess and the Frog,' report says

Beyonce wouldn't audition for 'Princess and the Frog,' report says

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood casting director Jen Rudin says pop star Beyonce refused to audition for the lead in the animated movie "The Princess and the Frog."
Promoters want David Bowie to have comeback concerts

Promoters want David Bowie to have comeback concerts

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Concert promoters are trying to get British rock icon David Bowie back on stage for the first time in eight years, The Mirror reported.

Report: Stoudemire and wife exchange vows again

MIAMI, June 29 (UPI) -- The New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire and his wife Alexis Welch renewed their wedding vows in Miami Saturday, Us Weekly reported.

Lauryn Hill thanks supporters

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. musician Lauryn Hill took to the Internet to thank the people who have supported her throughout her legal troubles.
Alicia Keys not sure about replacing Randy Jackson on 'Idol'

Alicia Keys not sure about replacing Randy Jackson on 'Idol'

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Alicia Keys said she's sad to hear of Randy Jackson's departure as a judge from "American Idol," but she doesn't know if she'd want to replace him.
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Music mogul Clive Davis confirms he is bisexual

Music mogul Clive Davis confirms he is bisexual

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. music mogul Clive Davis says in his memoir he has been in a romantic relationship with a man for seven years, confirming for the first time he is bisexual.
Keys, Perry, Lopez ignore CBS' fashion advice and go sexy at Grammys

Keys, Perry, Lopez ignore CBS' fashion advice and go sexy at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- There was no shortage of sexy, daring ensembles at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night, despite a plea from CBS to artists to tone it down.

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Destiny's Child reunites at Super Bowl in New Orleans

Destiny's Child reunites at Super Bowl in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined their former Destiny's Child member Beyonce at the Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans Sunday night.

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President Obama leads conga line at inaugural-ball after-party

President Obama leads conga line at inaugural-ball after-party

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama led a conga line and did the electric slide at an inaugural-ball after-party at the White House, the New York Post said.

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Keys, Hudson, Paisley and Soundgarden perform at inaugural balls

Keys, Hudson, Paisley and Soundgarden perform at inaugural balls

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Fun., Stevie Wonder and Soundgarden were among the recording artists who performed at the inaugural balls in Washington.
Obama: Act even if action is 'imperfect'

Obama: Act even if action is 'imperfect'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama said Monday the United States has "limitless" possibilities and called on Americans to carry on the tasks of the nation's pioneers.
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Alicia Keys accepts the Humanitarian Award at the 9th annual BET Awards in Los Angeles June 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American recording artist, musician and actress. She was raised by a single mother in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City. At age seven, Keys began to play classical music on the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. She later attended Columbia University before dropping out to pursue her music career. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.

Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'". Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.

Keys made guest appearances on several television series in the following years, beginning with Charmed. She made her film debut in Smokin' Aces and went on to appear in The Nanny Diaries in 2007. Her third studio album, As I Am, was released in the same year and sold six million copies worldwide, earning Keys an additional three Grammy Awards. The following year, she appeared in The Secret Life of Bees, which earned her a nomination at the NAACP Image Awards. She released her fourth album, The Element of Freedom, in December 2009, which became Keys' first chart-topping album in the United Kingdom. Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and 25 million singles, which makes her one of the best selling artists of all time. Billboard magazine named her the top R&B artist of the 2000–2009 decade, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time. In 2010, VH1 included Keys on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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