Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Highest Rated: 98% Time Is Illmatic (2014)

Lowest Rated: 30% Smokin' Aces (2007)

Birthday: Jan 25, 1981

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA

One of the most respected R&B musicians of her generation, Alicia Keys first grabbed the attention of audiences with the release of her acclaimed 2001 debut album Songs in A Minor. Born and raised in the New York neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, Keys began studying classical piano at age seven using the Suzuki method, which could sometimes find her practicing up to six hours a day. Though Keys sometimes struggled with the conditions of what was often a difficult neighborhood, she would find a tremendous source of expression in music, writing her first song to help cope with the death of her grandfather at age 13. It was around this same time, while Keys was regularly performing with other teens at local musical events, that she was discovered by manager Jeff Robinson, who allowed the young musician to shadow him throughout his business dealings with artists, lawyers, and executives to give her insight into the workings of the music industry. At 15, Keys signed a recording contract with Columbia Records, which paired her with producers to work on shaping her material as well as her image, but Keys butted heads with most of the musical directives she was given. After purchasing her own recording equipment-which she used to record her songs herself in her Harlem apartment-Keys eventually negotiated out of her contract with Columbia, taking her recordings to Arista Records. There, she eventually released her landmark debut, immediately impressing critics and R&B fans alike with her deft musicality and complex lyrics. She released The Diary of Alicia Keys in 2003 before trying her hand at acting, appearing in the ensemble action film "Smokin' Aces" (2006). Keys released another album, 2007's As I Am, before appearing in "The Nanny Diaries" (2007) and "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008). In 2009, she released The Element of Freedom in addition to appearing as a featured vocalist on the hit Jay-Z track "Empire State of Mind." Though she would take a two-year break following the 2010 birth of her son with her husband, musician Swizz Beats, Keys returned in 2012 with the highly acclaimed album Girl on Fire. She gave birth to a daughter in 2014 before becoming an extremely popular coach on the hit competitive singing show "The Voice" (NBC, 2011-) in 2016, the same year she released the critically lauded album Here. Ever expanding her purview, Keys began executive producing the Viceland docu-series "Hustle" (Viceland, 2019) in 2019.

Highest rated movies

Time Is Illmatic
We Are Together
The Secret Life of Bees
The Nanny Diaries
Smokin' Aces

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 38% A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks Executive Producer - 2021
61% 80% Resort to Love Producer - 2021
60% 38% Mary J. Blige's My Life Self - 2021
90% No Score Yet Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over Self - 2021
85% 60% Work It Producer - 2020
98% 82% Time Is Illmatic Unknown (Character) $109.3K 2014
84% 88% The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Executive Producer,
Original Music
$487.3K 2013
97% 89% Muscle Shoals Self $695.6K 2013
No Score Yet 60% Firelight Executive Producer - 2012
No Score Yet 75% Five Director - 2011
59% 78% The Secret Life of Bees June Boatwright (Character) $37.8M 2008
34% 51% The Nanny Diaries Lynette (Character) $25.9M 2007
30% 62% Smokin' Aces Georgia Sykes (Character) $35.6M 2007
92% 84% We Are Together Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 88% America: A Tribute to Heroes Unknown (Character) - 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clive Davis: The Most Iconic Performances Self 2022
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
Guest
2014 2016-2018 2022
84% 78% RuPaul's Drag Race Guest 2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer,
Guest,
Host
2019-2020
No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2020
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer 2020
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Music Performer 2016 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer 2013 2016 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The GRAMMYs Host (Character),
Host
2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015 2018-2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer,
Guest
2012 2017 2019
No Score Yet 68% The Voice Music Performer,
Guest,
Judge
2014 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke: The Series Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Music Performer,
Guest
2008-2009 2014 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Music Performer 2001 2010 2016
84% 48% Empire Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 8% The View Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
68% 0% American Idol Music Performer,
Guest
2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 72% The X Factor Music Performer 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2012
No Score Yet 68% America's Next Top Model Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Music Performer 2010
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2009
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Music Performer 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
55% No Score Yet Cane Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Music Performer,
Guest
2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proud Family Herself (Guest Voice) 2003
85% No Score Yet American Dreams Unknown (Guest Star) 2003