Alicia Keys

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Oct. 18 2011, Published 3:42 p.m. ET

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Nine-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys has changed the world of pop music with her simplicity and the sounds of her piano. From the time she was a young girl growing up in NYC, Alicia’s mom knew she had a talent. She left her studies at Columbia University to focus on her professional career where she was signed with Clive Davis's J Records label.  Since becoming a household name, Alicia has used her popularity to help organizations like Keep a Child Alive for HIV/AIDS. Alicia is happily married to fellow music maker Swizz Beats whom she wed in October 2010 and is mother to their son, Egypt.

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