Empire State of Mind
Fourteen-time Grammy award-winning songstress Alicia Keys unveiled her wax figure on June 28th, 2011 at Madame Tussauds New York.
On the same day she also released a special collector’s edition of her groundbreaking debut album ‘Songs in A Minor’ in celebration of its 10th Anniversary. Lucky fans at Madame Tussauds New York received signed copies of the album and posed for photos with the singer and her wax double.
Keys’ wax figure wears the custom-designed black leather jumpsuit and matching motorcycle jacket that she wore in the smash hit “Empire State of Mind” music video, and donated to the attraction. She stands next to a grand piano decorated with New York cityscapes and imagery, identical to the one in the music video.
Keys’ wax likeness is in The Spirit of New York, an interactive space showcasing New York City’s landmarks and the people who have had a profound impact on the Big Apple.
2001: Releases the piano-driven ballad "Fallin'," off her debut album Songs in A Minor.
2002: Wins five Grammys for Best New Artist, Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song ("Fallin'"), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance ("Fallin'"), and Song of the Year ("Fallin'").
2003: Releases her sophomore effort The Diary of Alicia Keys, which adds four more Grammys to her collection.
2008: Opens the 2008 Grammy Awards singing with Frank Sinatra, and wins two Grammys for Best Female R&B performance and Best R&B song for her hit, "No One."
2008: Collaborates with Jay-Z on the New York City anthem "Empire State of Mind," and releases a new album, The Element of Freedom, which topped the R&B albums chart.
2010: Welcomes her first child with husband Swizz Beatz.
2011: Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album ‘Songs in A Minor’ by releasing a special deluxe and collector’s edition.
2011: Comes face to face with her wax figure as it is unveiled at Madame Tussauds New York