Augello-Cook, Alicia J.
1980 - Born on January 25th in Manhattan, New York. American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, music video director, philanthropist, and author.
1987 - Took piano lessons at age seven at her mother's insistence.
1996 - Graduated as valedictorian from Professional Performance Arts School of Manhattan, at age 16.
- Accepted by Columbia University, but dropped out to pursue her music career.
1997 - Signed a demo deal with Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label, then distributed to Columbia Records.
- Wrote and recorded a song entitled "Dah Dee Dah (Sexy Thing)" which appeared on the soundtrack for the blockbuster, Men in Black.
1998 - She signed with Arista Records.
1999 - She left Arista to join J Records, headed by legendary music impresario Clive Davis.
2000 - Recorded songs "Rock Wit U" and "Rear View Mirror" which featured on the soundtracks to the movies, Shaft and Dr. Dolittle 2.
2001 - Her debut album, "Songs in A Minor," sold six million copies and garnered five Grammys.
2004 - Won the award for Best RnB at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
- Keys won MTV Video Music Awards "Best R&B Video" for "If I Ain't Got You"
2005 - Her album "Diary" won her four more Grammys.
- Won "Best R&B Video" in her second year in a row for "Karma". At the
- She gave a performance of the album's second single, "If I Ain't Got You".
- Performed and taped her installment of the MTV Unplugged series on 14th of July at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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