Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter.
- A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records.
- Not only did Alicia graduate from Professional Performing Arts School in New York early at age 16, but she graduated at the top of her class, earning the valedictorian title.
- She has 15 1/2 Grammys. Yes, 15 1/2. Technically Alicia has won 15 Grammy Awards, but at the 2005 Grammy Awards, John Mayer broke his Grammy in half to give half to her because he felt her song "If I Ain't Got You" deserved to win song of the year over his song "Daughters."