Alicia Keys

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Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer and songwriter. A classically trained pianist, Keys began composing songs when she was the age of 12 and was signed by Columbia Records at the age of 15. After disputes with the label, she signed with J Records to release her debut studio album, Songs in A Minor (2001). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alicia Keys has received more than 23,125,682 page views. Her biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Alicia Keys is the 188th most popular musician, the 1,059th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,075th in 2019) and the 50th most popular American Musician.

Alicia Keys is most famous for her songs "Fallin'", "No One", "Girl on Fire", and "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down".

Memorability Metrics

  • 23M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.27

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 83

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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JAY-Z and Alicia Keys Hint at New Collaboration
JAY-Z and Alicia Keys may have a new collaborative track on the way.The rumors spurred as Keys took to social media to announce that her and Hov's 2009 hit, "Empire State of Mind," officially surpassed 1 billion streams. "1 Dream. 1 Song. 1 Billion streams," …
Alicia Keys And Jay-Z Will Perform Tonight At 77th Annual Tony Awards
Alicia Key and Jay-Z will perform “Empire State of Mind” during tonight’s 77th Tony Awards from the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The performance tonight is part of the 8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM, PT on C…
Alicia Keys “Had To Do Something Crazy” At The Tony Awards & Is Joined By Jay-Z For “Empire State Of Mind” Performance
Alicia Keys performed at the 2024 Tony Awards and was joined by Jay-Z to sing “Empire State of Mind.” Inspired by Keys’ music catalog, the musical Hell’s Kitchen was nominated at the award show, and the singer joined the cast on stage to sing her hit song. Ke…
Alicia Keys & JAY-Z Perform At Tony Awards
Alicia Keys and JAY-Z brought their hit 2009 hit “Empire State Of Mind” to the 77th Annual Tony Awards, which took place at the Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater in New York City. During Sunday’s telecast (June 16), Alicia Keys opened up the medley with …


Among musicians, Alicia Keys ranks 188 out of 3,175Before her are Bernard Haitink, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, Nam June Paik, John Cale, and John Paul Jones. After her are Giovanni Battista Martini, Emil Gilels, Roger Whittaker, Dr. Alban, Claudio Arrau, and Paolo Conte.

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Among people born in 1981, Alicia Keys ranks 7Before her are Zlatan Ibrahimović, Xabi Alonso, Iker Casillas, Natalie Portman, Roger Federer, and Fernando Alonso. After her are Samuel Eto'o, Britney Spears, David Villa, Beyoncé, Serena Williams, and Jessica Alba.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alicia Keys ranks 1,059 out of 20,380Before her are Gary Sinise (1955), Ed O'Neill (1946), Jack Kirby (1917), Groucho Marx (1890), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), and Joyce Carol Oates (1938). After her are Nellie Bly (1864), James Jones (1921), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Julian Schwinger (1918), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), and L. Frank Baum (1856).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Alicia Keys ranks 50Before her are Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Keith Jarrett (1945), Chick Corea (1941), Ritchie Valens (1941), Duff McKagan (1964), and Muddy Waters (1913). After her are Ike Turner (1931), Willie Nelson (1933), Stan Getz (1927), Joe Jackson (1928), Herbie Hancock (1940), and Lenny Kravitz (1964).