Sporting her then-signature cornrows, Keys takes the stage in 2001 to perform hits from her debut album, “Songs in A Minor.”
Raised in the Hell’s Kitchen section of New York City, Keys was destined for stardom and put in the work to achieve her dreams. Here, the spirited singer gives it her all during a 2000 performance.
Keys performs during the 2004 Grammy Awards. To date, the multi-platinum singer has 12 Grammys on her mantle.
Alicia Keys accepts one, of many, American Music Awards, in style.
Keys proudly displays her statues at the 33rd Annual NAACP Image Awards.
Keys holds her own alongside Queen Latifah and opera royalty, Kathleen Battle.
Keys gives her all whenever she sits behind the mic…and the piano.
Feeling the music, Keys grooves out between verses.
Along with her music, Alicia stands for what she believes in – from supporting President Obama to her philanthropic work with Keep a Child Alive.
John Mayer grabs his guitar and joins Alicia for a performance.
Alicia performs “Doesn’t Mean Anything” at last year’s American Music Awards.
No stranger to hitting the road, Alicia traveled to London to perform at her album release party for “The Element of Freedom” last year.
Alicia Keys performs a medley of her hits on “The Today Show.”
Jay-Z and Alicia got the crowd at The World Series out of their seats when they performed their hit single, “Empire State of Mind.” And yes, the New York Yankees took the title!
Native New Yorkers Jay-Z and Keys do their hometown proud during their performance of “Empire State of Mind” at the Brit Awards.
Beyonce joins Alicia in Brazil to shoot the video for “Put It In a Love Song” from her current, multi-platinum album, “The Element of Freedom.”
Alicia Keys takes to her piano during her performance at the 2010 NBA All-Star game.
Keys does what she does best at an event for the Clinton Global Initiative.
One of the few artists of her generation to have mastered an instrument, Alicia never disappoints when she’s at the piano.
During the decade that she’s been on our radar, Alicia Keys has earned 12 Grammys, sold nearly 30 million albums, worldwide, starred in film and television and is respected as a philanthropist. We’re sure she’s got plenty more dreams to achieve, but that’s not a bad start.
Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys party at Trump Soho Hotel in New York City.
Alicia began dating super producer Swizz Beatz in 2008 and by the end of 2009 they were more open about their relationship.
Keys became pregnant while on tour in 2010.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz say “I do” in a beautiful wedding ceremony on July 31, 2010.
Alicia and Swizz soon enjoyed a honeymoon on a yacht.
Alicia Keys looked happy to stroll around NYC’s SoHo neighborhood in a grey onesie and a black leather jacket. Who knew she would give birth to her first child a few days later. Congratulations Alicia and Swizz!
A pregnant Alicia Keys and her new hubby Swizz Beatz looked stunning on the red carpet of Keys’ recent Black Ball. When the two got hitched last summer, the mediasphere was in a frenzy.
Alicia and Swizz welcomed baby Egypt Daoud Dean on October 14th, 2010. The new mom was photographed out for the first time a few weeks later.
New Yorkers Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz like to kick it at a Knicks game once in a while to remind them of the magical city where they fell in love.
Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz were snapped taking a family stroll in New York City. Their 5-month-old son, Egypt Daoud Dean, was nicely bundled up under mommy while Swizz’s other son, Prince Nasir, walked alongside his superstar stepmom.
Alicia (in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci) and Swizz have an elegant evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala 2011.
Alicia plays the piano as Maya Angelou and Oprah have a special moment during the Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular.
Alicia Keys graced the June 2011 issue of ESSENCE magazine. She discussed her son Egypt and relationship with husband, Swizz Beatz.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz arrive at the 8th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in New York City.
Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz arrive at the ‘Stick Fly’ Broadway opening after-party in New York City.
Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz take toddler son Egypt to Kitson Kids in West Hollywood, CA.
Alicia Keys arrives at The 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, California.