Birthdate:January 25, 1981
R&B and hip-hop artist, Alicia Keys, was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. Alicia Keys’ musical talent began to show when she was just five years old. Alicia Keys took piano lessons at an early age. Alicia Keys developed her vocal range singing in choir and began song writing in her early teens. Today Alicia Keys is praised for having song writing abilities beyond her years. Alicia Keys had high grades in high school and was able to graduate when she was 16. Alicia Keys jumped from high school to Columbia University but later left to pursue a life of music. Alicia Keys’ musical influences growing up were Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Miles Davis, Nina Simone and even Beethoven.