Alicia Keys Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

19th August 2015

Fact: Alicia Keys and her music producer husband Swizz Beatz are are selling off their Englewood, New Jersey estate, which once belonged to Eddie Murphy. The couple, who bought the eight bedroom house from the funnyman in 2013, has put it on the market for $14.9 million (GBP9.3 million).

31st July 2015

Tweet: "There's no part of my #28000days I want to live without you!! Happy 5th anniversary my King". Alicia Keys celebrates her wedding anniversary to producer husband Swizz Beatz.

26th January 2015

Fact: Hip-hop mogul Swizz Beatz surprised his wife Alicia Keys with a House Party cast reunion as part of her weekend birthday celebrations. Guests at his Pajama Jammy Jam included her favourite film's stars Kid 'N Play, Tisha Campell-Martin and A.J. Johnson. Thrilled Keys took to Instagram to tell fans and friends, "My husband surprised me with the craziest party ever!!!!!! Str8 (straight) out of the movie house party!!! He brought the party to me!!"

28th December 2014

Fact: Pregnant Alicia Keys and her unborn baby received a lucky Christmas kiss from U2 rocker Bono on Christmas Eve. The Irish star, who is still recovering from a bicycle accident in Central Park, New York, was captured on camera stooping to kiss his smiling pal's baby belly and Keys has posted the sweet shot on Instagram. The 33-year-old mother-to-be added the caption: "Baby love from Uncle B ?? Maybe the baby will be our Christmas gift… we’ll let u know?? (sic)."

15th December 2014

Fact: R&B star Alicia Keys celebrated the impending birth of her second child over the weekend (13-14Dec14) with a baby shower hosted by her producer husband Swizz Beatz. The heavily pregnant singer was joined by family and friends, including the couple's first son Egypt, for the bash. The dad-to-be later shared snaps from the party on

21st October 2014

Fact: Rap mogul Sean '' Combs has signed on to co-host Alicia Keys' annual Black Ball charity gala in New York City next week (30Oct14). Combs will team up with his pal, Keys' husband Swizz Beatz, to present the bash, which will feature performances from Nas, Angel Haze and a special collaboration between the No One hitmaker and former Talking Heads rocker David Byrne. Proceeds from the event will benefit the founder's Keep a Child Alive organisation, which supports those struggling with Aids and Hiv in Africa and India.

12th October 2014

Quote: "I was in here doing a meeting or something and she was working with Diplo. They were like, 'Oh, maybe you can play some piano on this thing.' And I was like, 'Alright. I'll try. If you hate it you can take it off.' It was just like that, casual and cool." Alicia Keys explains how she ended up playing piano on a track for Madonna.

29th September 2014

Quote: "It's looking like December, they tell me December 31st (New Year's Eve), I think that's kind of cute." Singer Alicia Keys is happy about her due date. She is expecting her second child with husband Swizz Beatz.

13th September 2013

Tweet: "Happy Bday (birthday) 2 (sic) my magnificent husband... Who's living proof there r (are) No limits! I love u (sic) with all of me!!" Singer Alicia Keys sends a birthday message to her partner Swizz Beatz as he turned 35 on Friday (13Sep13).

30th August 2013

Fact: Singer Alicia Keys surprised fans in New York on Friday (30Aug13) when she brought Maxwell out to perform their song Fire We Make on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America. The hitmaker was on hand to close out the summer concert series for the show and performed several of her hits including Girl On Fire, You Don't Know My Name and No One.

1st August 2013

Tweet: "Happy Anniversary 2 the love of my life @Therealswizzz !!" Singer Alicia Keys celebrates her third wedding anniversary with producer Swizz Beatz.

14th March 2013

Quote: "You melt a handful of gummy bears in hot water and something about the glycerin really clears your voice. It was amazing, my vocal coach told me it's like an ancient secret… now I can eat gummy bears anytime I want!" Alicia Keys on her secret to hitting the high notes on tour.

18th February 2013

Quote: "I think, actually, Egypt kissed Blue, and I don't think Jay liked it very much. He called my husband, he said, 'Watch your son!'" Alicia Keys' baby boy with producer husband Swizz Beatz has taken a liking to Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy.

17th February 2013

Fact: Alicia Keys and her family, Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo and Drake were among the musical celebrities in Houston, Texas for the NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk contest and Skills Challenge on Saturday night (16Feb13). Fall Out Boy and Phillip Phillips performed at the event on the eve of basketball's All-Star Game.

12th February 2013

Quote: "I think we might put something together. We were this close in the dressing room and I just told her how much I love her and Blake and how incredible she is and how beautiful her voice is, so we'll see." Alicia Keys is hoping to hit the studio with Miranda Lambert after meeting her at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (10Feb13).

7th February 2013

Fact: Alicia Keys is set to take centre stage at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game half-time show to play a string of hits as basketball aces from the Eastern and Western Conferences face off for the annual competition. R&B star John Legend will represent the U.S. and sing The Star-Spangled Banner, while Gloria Reuben will take on the Canadian National Anthem and Ne-Yo will also perform during the main event on 17 February (13). Meanwhile, the recently reunited Fall Out Boy, Phillip Phillips and Ellie Goulding will help to kick off the weekend festivities on the eve of the big game in Houston, Texas.

31st January 2013

Tweet: "Wait until you see what I do with Maroon 5 on The Grammys." Alicia Keys confirms she is teaming up with Adam Levine's band at the Grammy Awards on 10 February (13).

22nd January 2013

Fact: Alicia Keys performed a special rendition of her hit Girl On Fire at U.S. President Barack Obama's Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. on Monday (21Jan13) - she changed the lyrics to Obama's On Fire.

11th January 2013

Fact: Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Usher and Fun. have been added to the line-up to perform for U.S. President Barack Obama at the Kids' Inaugural Concert on 19 January (13). The event comes days before Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson sing for the leader at the official inauguration ceremony on 21 January (13), which marks his second term in office.

9th January 2013

Fact: Justin Bieber isn't the only celebrity boasting the super-trendy Fisker Karma eco-sports car - Alicia Keys was gifted with her very own speedy set of wheels from her producer husband Swizz Beatz for Christmas (12).

7th December 2012

Quote: "I'm not a crazy drinker. I'm not into that. but my husband loves those Dom Perignon bottles that light up. Very cool. So we tend to have those." Alicia Keys on her favourite tipple.

6th December 2012

Fact: Pink has released a cover version of Alicia Keys new hit Girl On Fire.

3rd December 2012

Quote: "I have a love-hate relationship with Google. There's so much wrong, non-factual s**t that you see, you could spend your whole day being angry and trying to figure out who the hell said that. I've read many times that I've had illegitimate fathers. The most funny one was (music mogul and mentor) Clive Davis." R&B star Alicia Keys tries to avoid reading about herself online.

28th November 2012

Fact: Hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz gave his wife Alicia Keys a big sales boost on Tuesday (27Nov12) by purchasing 150 copies of her new album Girl On Fire to hand out to fans. Thanking her husband for the show of support, the R&B singer/songwriter tweeted, "I swear I love this man with all of me!"

23rd November 2012

Quote: "He's definitely going to be a pain in the a**. I don't know where he gets it from but he's a little boy on fire." Singer Alicia Keys predicts her feisty son Egypt will soon become a little rascal.

22nd November 2012

Fact: Alicia Keys gave a quirky performance during her appearance on Jimmy Fallon's U.S. Tv talk show on Wednesday (21Nov12) - she sang the theme tune from Disney's 1980s kids show The Adventures of the Gummi Bears.

4th November 2012

Quote: "My son is two; he just had his second birthday on October 14th... and when the lights went out in the house, he went (started singing), 'Happy birthday...' It was so cute." Alicia Keys reveals the power outage that hit New York in the wake of superstorm Sandy made her son Egypt think he was celebrating a second second birthday. The R&B star lost music equipment in the storms and spent five days without power or fresh water.

1st November 2012

Fact: One Direction, Kylie Minogue, Alicia Keys, Girls Aloud and Rod Stewart are among the acts who will perform for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance on 19 November (12). Funnyman David Walliams will host the charity event at London's Royal Albert Hall.

18th October 2012

Quote: "(It was) a lot of very difficult, hard, painful work. Some people are just like, 'I just eat steak and potatoes and bread and I'm fine,' and I'm not that person. I have to really bust my a**." Alicia Keys on getting back in shape after becoming a first-time mum two years ago.

11th September 2012

Fact: Alicia Keys is to play a one-off free show in Manchester, England later this month (Sep12). The singer will perform at the city's cathedral as part of the MTV Crashes Manchester event on 24 September(12).

6th August 2012

Fact: R&B star Alicia Keys has signed up to be a mentor on the upcoming season of America's Next Top Model. Moviemaker Tyler Perry will also set an acting challenge for contestants, while actress Shenae Grimes serves as a celebrity photographer on the show, which premieres in the U.S. on 24 August (12).

28th June 2012

Tweet: "1 in 5 Hiv positive ppl in U.S. dont know they r (are) infected... crazy huh?! 2day is Natl (national) Hiv Testing Day find a loc (location) near U!" Singer Alicia Keys is urging fans to get tested for Hiv on National Hiv Testing Day in the U.S. on Wednesday (27Jun12).

6th June 2012

Fact: Celebrities Jim Carrey, Ed Helms, Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg were among the stars who helped Napster founder and investor Sean Parker launch his new live social video platform Airtime by demonstrating the technology in New York on Tuesday (05Jun12).

30th May 2012

Quote: "I feel like we have a great relationship. We went to see Radiohead together." Emeli Sande on her friendship with Alicia Keys.

20th March 2012

Fact: Alicia Keys and her husband, Swizz Beatz, have put their luxury New York penthouse up for sale. The lavish Manhattan home is on the market for $17.9 million (£11.2 million). The apartment was previously owned by Lenny Kravitz.

13th February 2012

Quote: "As we were reminded just yesterday, when the truly great artists leave us, their legacy lives on. We love Whitney Houston." Alicia Keys remembers her late friend as she introduces her Etta James tribute at the Grammys. The No One singer teamed up with Bonnie Raitt to perform James' classic Sunday Kind of Love. R&B star James died last month (Jan12).

26th January 2012

Tweet: "Happy Bday 2 a beautiful-inspiring-kind-warm-intelligent-talented all around incredible woman @aliciakeys -xoxo sweetie pie!" Jessica Alba sends her best wishes to her friend Alicia Keys as the singer celebrates her 31st birthday on Wednesday (25Jan12).

12th September 2011

Quote: "I used to watch American Idol a little bit. My grandmother sucked me into it, and I was like, 'Why am I watching this, Nana?' Initially, I felt like it was showing people that to be an artist you're just supposed to get on TV. But, as time passed, and the industry changed, I started thinking of it as an outlet for people who otherwise wouldn't have any opportunity to be heard." R&B star Alicia Keys has grown to appreciate TV talent shows.

8th July 2011

Fact: Alicia Keys has shown off her baby son Egypt for the first time. The singer and her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, were photographed out and about in New York on Thursday (07Jul11) with their eight-month-old son.

4th July 2011

Fact: Alicia Keys' talented husband Kasseem 'swizz Beatz' Dean has signed on to help bosses at car firm Aston Martin create their first four-door model. Dean is part of the consultancy group behind the project.

28th June 2011

Fact: Alicia Keys has signed on to join the production team behind touring play Stick Fly for its upcoming New York run. The comedy has been a critical success in Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. and it begins performances at the Lyceum Theatre in November (11), three weeks before it officially opens on 8 December (11).

20th June 2011

Tweet: "Im feeling much better thanks....face still round.....but actually no rounder than usual." George Michael is recovering well from a tooth infection which forced him to axe a planned charity performance with Alicia Keys last Wednesday (15Jun11).

9th June 2011

Quote: "I'd known him forever. And then one day I looked at him and it was like, 'Whoa!'" R&B superstar Alicia Keys was friends with producer Swizz Beatz for a long time before she suddenly found herself attracted to him. The couple wed last summer (10) and welcomed its first child together, son Egypt, in October (10).

19th May 2011

Quote: "Falling in love is such a force, but this is a whole other level of magic." R&B superstar Alicia Keys gushes about her producer husband Swizz Beatz as they approach their first wedding anniversary on 31 July (11).

18th May 2011

Tweet: "congratulations 2 my love (Swizz Beatz) for an Incredible event to raise money for his Bronx charter School! What an unstoppable force!" Alicia Keys praises her husband Swizz Beatz for staging a school fundraiser in New York on Tuesday (17May11).

5th May 2011

Quote: "Falling in love is such a force, but this is a whole other level of magic... I was very closed for a long time. But I feel so open now. To feel open like this means you've found the centre in yourself. You're not hiding; you're not worried about anything. Everything's going to be just fine." R&B superstar Alicia Keys has found complete happiness after marrying producer Swizz Beatz and welcoming their first child, son Egypt, last year (10).

13th April 2011

Fact: Alicia Keys is marking the 10th anniversary of her hit album Songs In A Minor by releasing previously-unheard tracks that didn't make the final cut. A new deluxe version of the 2001 Cd will be packed with extra songs and a documentary about the making of the record.

16th March 2011

Tweet: "Children's clothes can easily become an addiction! lol!" R&B superstar Alicia Keys can't stop shopping for her baby boy Egypt.

14th February 2011

Fact: R&B superstar Alicia Keys has become the latest celebrity to join computer giant Hewlett-Packard's new Everybody On campaign. The singer features in a new HP TV commercial advertising Dr. Dre's Beats Audio technology, which debuted during the 2011 Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday (13Feb11).

14th February 2011

Quote: "She's at home with Prince Egypt, being a lovely mum." Rap producer Swizz Beatz explains his wife Alicia Keys' absence from the red carpet at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

14th February 2011

Quote: "She's at home with Prince Egypt, being a lovely mum." Rap producer Swizz Beatz explains his wife Alicia Keys' absence from the red carpet at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

9th February 2011

Fact: Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz enjoyed a family night out at the weekend (05-06Feb11) when they treated the producer's two sons from previous relationships to see Broadway musical Spider-Man: TURN OFF THE DARK. They even got the chance to meet the stage web-slinger himself, Reeve Carney, backstage after the show. The couple's newborn son, Egypt, did not join the family for the evening out.

31st January 2011

Tweet: "Dont you LOVE Adele!!!??? - Rolling In The Deep! I LOVE THIS!" Soul singer ADELE has another big celebrity fan in R&B superstar Alicia Keys. Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen have also expressed their love for the Brit in recent tweets.

31st January 2011

Tweet: "WOW!!!! I had the most AMAZING week Last Week!! I want 2 marry my Husband all over AGAIN!!!;-) haaaaa! thanks 2 every1 4 all the Bday LOVE!" Happily married Alicia Keys gives thanks to her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, for throwing her a big birthday bash in New York to celebrate her 30th birthday last week (25Jan11).

20th November 2010

Fact: Alicia Keys' superproducer husband Swizz Beatz has launched his own line of sneakers with sports giant Reebok. The beatmaker has designed two pairs of shoes for the new range. A release date has yet to be set.

16th November 2010

Quote: "I was gonna use Mary J. Blige as well, but it was the added piano stats... (that made) Alicia perfect for the song." JAY-Z reveals he almost chose the Family Affair hitmaker to join him on his hit single EMPIRE STATE OF MIND, before settling on Alicia Keys.

19th October 2010

Fact: New mum Alicia Keys has bounced back just four days after giving birth - the singer and her husband Swizz Beatz were spotted shopping for baby clothes for son Egypt in New York on Monday (18Oct10). The couple welcomed the tot on Thursday (14Oct10).

18th October 2010

Tweet: "There is no word to properly describe LOVE, to describe BLISS, to a express a FEELING like this!!!" New mum Alicia Keys tweets about her motherhood joy three days after giving birth to baby boy Egypt.

23rd August 2010

Quote: "Everything was just wow, it was a blessing. It was positive energy, and we're still in those moments." Newlywed SWISS BEATZ is enjoying marital bliss with wife Alicia Keys after they tied the knot in July (10).

1st August 2010

Fact: Spiritualist and revered medic Dr. Deepak Chopra presided over the wedding of Alicia Keys and rap producer Swizz Beatz when the happy couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Corsica, France.

26th July 2010

Fact: Alicia Keys cheered on her fiance Swizz Beatz as the music producer picked up an award for his work with underprivileged kids at Russell Simmons' Art for Life benefit gala in East Hampton, New York on Saturday night (24Jul10).

28th June 2010

Quote: "Oprah Winfrey is the wisest woman I know. She's like my big, clever, older sister." Alicia Keys heaps praise on the media mogul.

21st June 2010

Quote: "That is so exciting. Good for them. They are both lovely people. They deserve that. That's wonderful." Soul singer and new father Robin Thicke is delighted for his pal Alicia Keys following the news she is expecting a child with her fiance, producer Swizz Beatz.

12th May 2010

Fact: Actor Chad Michael Murray plays Alicia Keys' love interest in her new video for UN-THINKABLE (I'M READY).

21st April 2010

Fact: Alicia Keys has recorded a 'mash-up' of Blondie's RAPTURE and the SEX & The City theme for the movie sequel's soundtrack, which also features a Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson duet, Liza Minnelli's version of Beyonce's Single Ladies and the film's four stars belting out a rendition of Helen Reddy's I Am Woman.

19th April 2010

Fact: SIR Elton John, Annie Lennox and Alicia Keys are joining forces for an American Idol fundraiser this week (begs19Apr10). Justin Bieber, former Idol winner Carrie Underwood, the Black Eyed Peas and Jeff Beck are also set to appear onscreen for the Idol Gives Back charity show, set to air in America on Wednesday (21Apr10).

17th March 2010

Fact: Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Shakira and John Legend are among the stars who will perform at the official opening of the soccer World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa on 10 June (10).

16th March 2010

Fact: Alicia Keys has stepped out in public with her boyfriend Swizz Beatz for the first time. The rapper confirmed the relationship in May (09) after months of rumours linking him to the star, as well as allegations from his former wife who accused him of cheating on her with Keys. The couple walked the red carpet together at the Gotham Magazine annual gala in New York on Monday (15Mar10).

24th February 2010

Quote: "JAY-Z and Alicia Keys' EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (is) my favourite right now because my daughter can sing Alicia's whole part - I don't even know how she knows the words!" Actress Courteney Cox admits she and her five-year-old daughter Coco are big fans of the New York anthem.

22nd February 2010

Quote: "I was wearing a cream-coloured leather suit. The pants were too low, so every time I sat down behind the piano, it felt like my whole a** would be exposed. And I had a ridiculous hat on." Alicia Keys recalls her first gig at Joe's Pub in New York.

22nd February 2010

Quote: "I didn't really understand, but then I started getting calls from random people. I am part of a songbook that is deep and long and legendary. I thought, 'This is kind of hot'." Alicia Keys on coming to terms with the fact Bob Dylan namechecked her in his song Thunder on the Mountain.

26th January 2010

Tweet: "I've never gotten so many Happy Birthdays in my LIFE!" Birthday girl Alicia Keys thanks fans for their well wishes after turning 29 on Monday (25Jan10). The No One singer treated herself to a beach getaway in Hawaii for her big day.

24th December 2009

Quote: "I really wanna get all of my family in one room because it's the one time of year that you can really get everyone to enjoy each other's company. We cook and we play cards and we all sit around and we catch up. You have the hot apple cider and the eggnog and all of the food." Alicia Keys describes her perfect Christmas.

13th December 2009

Quote: "I never have talked about my personal life and I never will. It's become such a silly game that people play, and I prefer not to. We live in such a highly sensationalised culture. Aren't you sick of it?" Alicia Keys will never discuss her rumoured romance with rap producer Swizz Beatz.

2nd December 2009

Quote: "I want to have a family, for sure. That's definitely a dream of mine. I want to have a whole lot of kids. Like six or seven. (But) I've got plenty to keep me busy in the mean time." Alicia Keys has big plans for when she decides to settle down and start a family.

30th November 2009

Quote: "It's our very first time singing together - it was great fun and a great pleasure." Alicia Keys on performing with country star Tim Mcgraw for a TV tribute to heroes on OPRAH.

24th November 2009

Fact: Eddie Murphy's ex-wife NICOLE has designed her own range of jewellery, titled Friendship Love & Peace. She follows in the footsteps of fellow celebrity jewellery designers like Nicole Richie, Angelina Jolie and Alicia Keys.

4th November 2009

Fact: Singer Alicia Keys will debut her new jewellery line, the Barber’s Daughters, at a two-day retail event at New York's Collette Blanchard Gallery later this month (23-24Nov09).

16th September 2009

Quote: "We can appreciate her being overwhelmed and inspired but we would've appreciated if she had done it from her seat." Alicia Keys is upset with rapper LIL MAMA for unexpectedly jumping up onstage during her performance with JAY-Z during their finale at Sunday's (13Sep09) MTV Video Music Awards. Lil Mama has since apologised for the stunt, insisting her "emotions were running high" and she was caught up in the moment.

8th September 2009

Fact: Rapper JAY-Z will join forces with Alicia Keys at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to perform his new track EMPIRE STATE OF MIND, a collaborative ode to their native New York, taken from his new album THE BLUEPRINT 3. The awards show will take place in the Big Apple on Sunday (13Sep09).

23rd July 2009

Fact: Alicia Keys, Dionne Warwick, actress VIVICA A. Fox and U.S. lifestyle queen Martha Stewart were part of an all-star audience for a special preview of Whitney Houston's comeback album I LOOK TO YOU in New York on Tuesday night (21Jul09). The listening party was hosted by Houston's mentor, music mogul Clive Davis.

18th July 2009

Fact: Model-turned-singer CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY's New York concert on Saturday (18Jul09) in which she'll mark the 91st birthday of Nelson Mandela, will be her first since becoming France's first lady in February 2008. The Italian-born songstress will join an all-star line-up, including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys, as they celebrate the former South African president and his legacy at Radio City Music Hall.

26th June 2009

Quote: "There is no one in the world like MJ! Never has been! Never will be! We all know him in one way or another. In some way he has touched us, been the voice of one of our sweetest memories. And what a wonderful, genuine, compassionate, soft spoken giant so full of love. He gave us love, excitement, one of a kind moments in a mundane world. I can't believe he won't be with us here on earth anymore. But long from now, when we are all dust, he will still never be forgotten ... To the best that ever did it! You are loved, admired and respected forever." Alicia Keys pays tribute to her idol, Michael Jackson.

30th March 2009

Fact: Lenny Kravitz shows off personal photos of celebrity pals including JAY-Z, Beyonce and Alicia Keys in the April 2009 issue of Russia's Vogue magazine. The shots also feature images of his actress daughter Zoe Kravitz.

6th December 2008

Quote: "I have an inner animal that comes out, like a panther or a jaguar." R+B singer Alicia Keys channels her inner feline when she performs.

20th November 2008

Fact: Pop star Christina Aguilera will join Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Mariah Carey as a performer at the American Music Awards on 23 November (08). Aguilera will reportedly open the show with a seven-minute medley of her greatest hits including Genie in a Bottle, Fighter, Beautiful, Keeps Gettin' Better and Dirrty.

8th November 2008

Fact: Before finding fame, SAMUEL L. JACKSON worked as a security guard at the New York apartment building where Alicia Keys grew up.

23rd October 2008

Quote: "I like that Alicia sneaks odd-sounding things into pop music that shouldn't be there." Jack White explains why he couldn't wait to collaborate with Alicia Keys for ANOTHER WAY TO DIE, the theme tune for new Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.

2nd October 2008

Quote: "I'm not exactly up on it. I saw Goldfinger and Casino Royale. I've got a lot of work to do on the Bond side." Alicia Keys, who worked on the new 007 theme tune ANOTHER WAY TO DIE, has only ever seen two James Bond films.

16th September 2008

Quote: "QUANTUM OF SOLACE is a dope title but I have no idea what it means!" Alicia Keys is puzzled about the title of the new James Bond film, for which her new duet with Jack White will serve as the theme.

22nd August 2008

Fact: Stax Records stalwarts the MEMPHIS HORNS have joined Alicia Keys and Jack White on the new James Bond theme, ANOTHER WAY TO DIE.

22nd August 2008

Quote: "After years of wanting to collaborate with Alicia Keys, it took James Bond himself to finally make it happen... We wanted to push soul into those tapes, and join the family of (JOHN) BARRY, (SHIRLEY) BASSEY, (SEAN) CONNERY and (DANIEL) CRAIG." Jack White on his soulful new Bond theme collaboration with Keys, ANOTHER WAY TO DIE.

12th August 2008

Quote: "(She is) the most beautiful woman in the world... except for my wife." Even when performing with beauty Alicia Keys, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin only has eyes for wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

11th August 2008

Quote: "One time I ate right before going on stage, and I had to hide my belches from the microphone - that was funny." R+B singer Alicia Keys reveals one of her more embarrassing onstage moments.

2nd May 2008

Quote: "I like the deodorants. I'm on stage all the time so I like to make sure I feel super fresh." Singer Alicia Keys likes to keep on top of her personal hygiene while performing on stage.

24th April 2008

Fact: Movie star Derek Luke plays Alicia Keys' boyfriend in her new video TEENAGE LOVE AFFAIR.

7th April 2008

Fact: Designer Giorgio Armani has created the wardrobe for Alicia Keys' upcoming U.S. tour.

27th March 2008

Quote: "I went to Clive Davis' Grammy party, and I nearly spontaneously combusted because everyone on my iPod was there - Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, and I met Whitney Houston. That was crazy." British pop star Leona Lewis was overawed by the stars she met at music mogul Davis' February (08) bash.

26th March 2008

Fact: Alicia Keys has landed a new acting role in an ad series sponsored by beauty product company Dove. The R+B star made her debut in the one-minute Fresh Takes films on TV in America on Monday night (24Mar08). Episodes can also be seen on

18th February 2008

Fact: American Idol winner Jordin Sparks has landed the prestigious support slot on Alicia Keys' upcoming, two-month North American tour.

11th February 2008

Fact: Alicia Keys opened the 50th Grammy Awards with a duet with late singing legend Frank Sinatra. Keys sang Learning the Blues, accompanied by Sinatra on a giant screen.

27th January 2008

Quote: "Once I fall in love with somebody, I'm the best girlfriend you could ever have." Alicia Keys reveals her talents as a lover.

24th December 2007

Quote: "Christmas is always special for me. I like to have a big meal with my family." Alicia Keys on her Christmas.

3rd December 2007

Fact: Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue has been added to the line-up for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on 11 December (07). The event, which also sees headliners Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox and Melissa Etheridge taking to the stage, is being held in honour of former U.S. vice president AL GORE.

30th November 2007

Quote: "There's a person I know that I just personally feel is not a good person, and it takes everything inside of me to just not wring their neck. But... I don't even have to do anything because what goes around comes around and they're going to get taken care of." Alicia Keys believes in karma.

26th November 2007

Fact: Alicia Keys' U.S. album chart success last week (ends23Nov07) with AS I AM has helped the R+B star tie a record with Britney Spears - she has become the second female artist to have her first four albums top the Billboard charts.

21st November 2007

Quote: "I have played piano in the nude." Alicia Keys bares more than her heart and soul at the piano.

15th November 2007

Fact: Kill Bill star Uma Thurman will join actor Tommy Lee Jones to co-host the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honour of his former college roommate and ex-U.S. vice president, Al Gore. Celebrities Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox and Melissa Etheridge will all take to the stage for the concert on 11 December (07).

11th November 2007

Fact: Singer Alicia Keys had the healthiest of requests for her appearance on British TV host Jonathan Ross' chat show. She asked for soya almond milk, some mineral water, a vegetable platter and 10 fruit granola bars.

10th November 2007

Fact: Singer Alicia Keys was among the people whose MySpace webpages were infiltrated by a hacker this week (begs05Nov07), sending visitors to a Chinese malicious software site.

8th November 2007

Fact: Actor Tommy Lee Jones will co-host the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honour of his former college roommate and ex-U.S. vice president, Al Gore. Celebrities Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox and Melissa Etheridge will all take to the stage for the concert on 11 December (07).

9th October 2007

Fact: Pamela Anderson chose Sade's BY YOUR SIDE as her theme when she walked down the aisle to become RICK SALOMON's wife in Las Vegas on Saturday (06Oct07). Alicia Keys' NO ONE played for the couple's first dance as man and wife.

9th October 2007

Fact: Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Alicia Keys will perform on British TV show SATURDAY NIGHT DIVA to promote Breast Cancer Awareness.

31st August 2007

Fact: September's (07) Fashion Rocks concert in New York will feature duets by MARY J. BLIGE and Usher, Fergie and Ludacris, and Alicia Keys and Santana.

16th July 2007

Quote: "I like singing Alicia Keys' FALLIN' and old LISA LISA songs. My friend Leah (Remini) and I like to freestyle." Jennifer Lopez on her passion for karaoke.

25th February 2007

Quote: "Yeah, it happens all the time, man! Alicia Keys, Beyonce - I'm lucky!" R+B singer Akon boasts about being chatted up by pop superstars.

24th January 2007

Quote: "I'm a drum slut... and I've begged ALICIA, at some point on tour, to play with her (sic), and it will happen one day." Actor Jeremy Piven plans to get percussive onstage with SMOKIN' ACES co-star Alicia Keys.

18th January 2007

Quote: "They looked so cold and sick-looking and I recall promising myself that nothing would ever force me into that life." Alicia Keys grew up among hookers in New York and plays one in her film debut, SMOKIN' ACES, but she was always determined not to become one.

17th January 2007

Quote: "I'd be a terrible wife right now." Busy Alicia Keys insists any wedding rumours about her right now are just that - rumours.

24th August 2006

Quote: "I remember seeing Alicia Keys on the Grammys... I said to myself, 'There's nothing about that girl I don't like.'" Bob Dylan on paying tribute to Keys in his new song THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN.

24th May 2006

Fact: A host of stars including Denzel Washington, Alicia Keys, Matthew Mcconaughey, Elijah Wood and John Travolta have donated items to an online charity auction aiming to pay the medical bills of Terry Birch - a hearing-impared Utah caretaker - and his deaf wife, who is suffering from breast cancer.

11th May 2006

Fact: Grammy Award-winners Alicia Keys and John Mayer are to team up on the R+B star's next album. The FALLIN' singer promises Mayer will help with songwriting.

5th April 2006

Fact: R+B sensation Alicia Keys has celebrated her 10-year business and romantic partnership with producer KERRY 'KRUCIAL' BROTHERS by launching a new website,

13th February 2006

Fact: <p>In 1985, four-year-old Alicia Keys made a guest appearance on THE COSBY SHOW, as one of the guests at RUDY's (Keshia Knight Pulliam) slumber party. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Soul great Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys led the Grammy Awards audience in an a cappella rendition of his HIGHER GROUND hit at the beginning of last night's (08FEB06) prize giving ceremony as a tribute to late civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Doesn't she look beautiful. Look at that. You look wonderful. Let me take my glasses off." Blind soul star Stevie Wonder just knew his Grammy Awards date Alicia Keys looked good. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Sometimes, moments happen so swiftly and then they're gone. I don't ever want to forget it, so I'm big on getting pictures 'cos one day I'm gonna look back and I'm really gonna be like, 'I remember this moment, precisely.'" Alicia Keys insists on getting official pictures from all the big events she attends - like the Grammy Awards. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Soul great Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys led the Grammy Awards audience in an a cappella rendition of his HIGHER GROUND hit at the beginning of last night's (08FEB06) prizegiving ceremony as a tribute to late civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Doesn't she look beautiful. Look at that. You look wonderful. Let me take my glasses off." Blind soul star Stevie Wonder just knew his Grammy Awards date Alicia Keys looked good. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Sometimes, moments happen so swiftly and then they're gone. I don't ever want to forget it, so I'm big on getting pictures 'cos one day I'm gonna look back and I'm really gonna be like, `I remember this moment, precisely.'" Alicia Keys insists on getting official pictures from all the big events she attends - like the Grammy Awards. </p>

18th January 2006

Quote: <p>"The biggest difference between (making) music and movies is that I get weekends to myself. I haven't had a Saturday off in - forever." R+B star Alicia Keys lamenting the loss of her leisure time now that she is filming back-to-back movies. </p>

8th December 2005

Fact: <p>R+B sensation Alicia Keys will guest on the 30 December (05) episode of long-running children's show Sesame Street in America, during which she'll perform a reworked version of her hit FALLIN' with beloved puppet Elmo. </p>

14th November 2005

Quote: <p>"She is great. She deserves everything that she gets. She is a wonderful musician, as beautiful as they come and a great singer." Barry Manilow raves about the new 'female him' Alicia Keys. </p>

14th October 2005

Fact: <p>Alicia Keys' album release ritual includes picking a certain New York record store and turning up as it opens to chat to staff about her own CD. </p>

23rd September 2005

Quote: <p>"That word is so annoying. Anything with the word 'bling' in it is immediately corny." R+B star Alicia Keys isn't a fan of the 'blinging' look. </p>

14th September 2005

Fact: <p>R+B star Alicia Keys has recorded a version of the ROLLING STONES' WILD HORSES with MAROON 5 frontman Adam Levine. </p>

7th September 2005

Quote: <p>"This is my first cul-de-sac... It's a beautiful neighbourhood." Alicia Keys plays a community show in Canyon Country, California, where US chat show host Ellen Degeneres hosted her show this morning (06SEP05). </p>

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