Alicia Keys is celebrating her first album "Songs in A minor" This album, came out in 2001 , When Alicia came out into the game she changed the whole music world . She came out with her piano and her long braids , and she had such a soul full voice all her songs were inspirational and they still are . Alicia key was born on January 25 1981 in New York . Alicia Keys was always into the piano at age seven she began taking lesson, when she was younger she would always go and start to play .Keys was nominated as Valedictorian of her graduating class when she was in high school after only spending 3 years in high school .Alicia Keys decided to drop out of college "Columbia University" to pursue her dream of a career in music. She Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002. Alicia Keys is now married to swizz beats (music p) ; they have a Child named Egypt . I am Proud to say Alicia Keys is my role model because she done a lot in her career and she is very humble . She is someone that every little girl out there that wants to become a singer and has determination should look up to. Alicia is also the co-founder and global ambassador for “Keep a Child Alive,” a non-profit organization that provides medications and support to children and families of HIV/AIDS-stricken countries in Africa.