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Alicia Keys talks new Givenchy perfume 'Dahlia Divin'

Alicia Keys talks new Givenchy perfume 'Dahlia Divin'

LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) --Alicia Keys opened up about scents while discussing her new campaign as the face of Givenchy's Dahlia Divin fragrance with Hello magazine.
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Blake Shelton announces new album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine'

Blake Shelton announces new album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine'

NASHVILLE, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Blake Shelton's ninth studio album, "Bringing Back the Sunshine," is scheduled for release September 30.
Annie Martin
Alicia Keys, husband Swizz Beatz expecting second child

Alicia Keys, husband Swizz Beatz expecting second child

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) --Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz announced they are expecting their second child on their fourth wedding anniversary Thursday.
Annie Martin
Alicia Keys joins Pharrell Williams' team on 'The Voice'

Alicia Keys joins Pharrell Williams' team on 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --Alicia Keys will advise Team Pharrell on season seven of "The Voice."
Annie Martin
Alicia Keys to release new album in 2015

Alicia Keys to release new album in 2015

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) --Alicia Keys told Women's Wear Daily that her upcoming sixth studio album was slated for an early 2015 release.
Veronica Linares
Singing nun Cristina Scuccia wins Italy's 'The Voice'

Singing nun Cristina Scuccia wins Italy's 'The Voice'

ROME, June 6 (UPI) --Sister Cristina Scuccia won Italy's "The Voice" after wowing judges and audiences all season in competition, "thanks to the man upstairs."
Annie Martin
Singing nun Cristina Scuccia wows again on Italy's 'The Voice'

Singing nun Cristina Scuccia wows again on Italy's 'The Voice'

ROME, April 17 (UPI) -- Sister Cristina Scuccia wowed judges and audiences again with her performance of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" on "The Voice of Italy."
Annie Martin
Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys release 'Spider-Man 2' song

Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys release 'Spider-Man 2' song

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar have collaborated on a single for {i:Amazing Spider-Man 2}, which hits theaters May 2.
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Young Italian nun wins over judges and audience on Italy's 'The Voice'

Young Italian nun wins over judges and audience on Italy's 'The Voice'

March 24 (UPI) -- A 25-year-old nun from Sicily wowed the audience of Italy's "The Voice," and a YouTube video from the reality singing competition has now gone viral.
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Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The music industry paid tribute to an all-time great this weekend, celebrating the anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States, 50 years ago.
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Music industry honors Carole King as MusiCares person of year

Music industry honors Carole King as MusiCares person of year

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- LeAnn Rimes, Steven Tyler and Alicia Keys paid tribute to Carole King by belting out tunes from the singer's songbook for the MusiCares gala in Los Angeles. 

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Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Annie Lennox and David Stewart are set to reunite as the Eurythmics for the first time in nearly a decade.
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Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Eurythmics Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are to reunite on "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" in Los Angeles.
Nicole Scherzinger lands $4.5M record deal, rings in 2014 with ex Lewis Hamilton

Nicole Scherzinger lands $4.5M record deal, rings in 2014 with ex Lewis Hamilton

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Nicole Scherzinger got a double-dose of good cheer to ring in 2014.
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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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