Elle a 27 ans aujourd'hui et mesure 1m68 Alicia J. Augello-Cook on January 25, 1980 is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, music video director, philanthropist, and author. She has sold over forty-one million albums and singles worldwide as of 2007, and has won numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, and three American Music Awards.Keys' mother is of Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent and her father is Jamaican;Her paternal grandmother is of Puerto Rican descent. New York-born Alicia Keys began taking piano lessons at age seven at her mother's insistence. She proved to be such a prodigy that she was later accepted into he prestigious Professional Performance Arts School of Manhattan, where she majored in choir. Not only her musical talent but also her grades proved to be so exceptional that she was allowed to graduate, as valedictorian, at age 16. In 1998, she signed with Arista Records, and wrote, produced and recorded her own albums. In 1999, she left Arista to join J Records, headed by legendary music impresario Clive Davis, and her success has been meteoric. Her 2001 debut album, "Songs in A Minor," sold six million copies and garnered five Grammys. Her album "Diary" won her four more Grammys in 2005.