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8th December, 2005
Alicia gets 5 Grammy nominations
Alicia got 5 nominations today for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. She got the following nominations:
-Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Unbreakable)
-Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (If This World Were mine)
-Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (If I Was Your Woman)
-Best R&B Song (Unbreakable)
-Best R&B Album (Unplugged)
Winners will be announced on February 8th 2006 in Los Angeles.
Young Alicia became a versatile musician with the help of her school mentor from the Professional Performance Arts School of Manhattan. "This teacher spent so much time with me, she became the closest thing to vocal training I received." Alicia Keys
With her exceptional academic accomplishments, Alicia finished high school at age 16. "I was so deeply involved in music, I had already outgrown all the pressure of high school cliques and gossip." Alicia Keys
Signing a contract with Arista Records and guided by such greats as D'Angelo and Prince, Alicia continued writing, producing and recording music. As a result, Alicia also recorded such movie soundtracks as Men in Black (1997), Shaft (2000) and Dr. Doolittle 2 (2001).
When the head of Arista Records, Clive Davis, formed his own record label, J Records, Alicia joined him. Davis' previous artists included legends Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Santana. The legendary record tycoon persistently promoted Alicia on BET, MTV and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Alicia's breakthrough eventually came at age 19 when she released her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001). With R&B, hip-hop, classical and jazz influences the album hit the Billboard charts at #1. The first day the album was on the market, it sold over 50,000 copies. The album went platinum five times in 14 European countries. Songs in A Minor consisted of hit singles Fallin' and Troubles and featured collaborated songs with Jermaine Dupri on Girlfriend and Isaac Hayes on Rock Wit U.
"A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes." Alicia Keys
After her debut victory, Alicia released her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, in late 2003. The album's hit single, Karma, was released in the UK on February 7th 2004. In the same year, Alicia received 8 Grammy award nominations for: Album of the Year, "Diary of Alicia Keys"; Song of the Year, "If I Ain't Got You"; Best R&B Song, You Don't Know My Name and Best R&B Song, "My Boo". She was also nominated for: Best R&B Album; "Diary of Alicia Keys"; Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, "If I Ain't Got You"; Best R&B Performance Duo or Group, "Diary" (With Tony Toni Tone) and Best R&B Performance Duo or Group, "My Boo" (With Usher).
Awards For Alicia Keys:
Grammy: Song of the Year, 2002
Grammy: Best R&B Song, Fallin', 2001
Grammy: Best R&B Album, Songs in a Minor, 2001
Grammy: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Fallin', 2001
Grammy: Best New Artist, 2002
People Magazine: Breakthrough Stars, 2001
People Magazine: 50 Most Beautiful People, 2002
MTV: Best R&B Video, If I Ain't Got You, 2004
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