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AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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FOR THE RECORD
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MY VH1 MUSIC AWARDS
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AMA NOMINATIONS
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JERMAINE JACKSON
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

AMA NOMINATIONS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Alicia Keys snags 5 AMA nominations

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Jazz-pop newcomer Alicia Keys led the field Tuesday with five nominations as nominees were announced for the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be presented
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

29th American Music Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 29th American Music Awards, which will be presented on Jan. 9, 2002 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, in ceremonie

Alicia Keys snags 5 AMA nominations

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) --

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THE BEATLES
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CELEBRITY BENEFIT AUCTION
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'MY VH1 MUSIC AWARDS'
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN
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STING
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BENEFIT CONCERTS
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Alicia Keys
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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