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Alicia Keys: a Woman of Outstanding Performance and Compassion

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The freshness, sensitivity and originality of her music and lyrics make her one of the most representative women in the R&B ambiance; an excellent pianist, a powerful composer, and an amazing and humanitarian woman, Alicia Keys has passed the frontiers of music and has dedicated part of her life to volunteer in non profit foundations in pro of children and young adults with little opportunities to succeed in life.

Alicia Keys’ gifted career began at age five, when she lived with her mother in New York, totally influenced by hip hop rhythms and icons such as Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z. Her mother was always her pillar, she encouraged her to continue with her piano lessons.

Alicia continued writing songs and presenting her talent at different locals in New York. The rest of the story, you already know it: she became a famous, gifted singer and composer. Among her most popular records, you can find "The Diary of Alicia Keys", "Songs in A Minor" and their respective DVD’s and special editions. Alicia has been awarded with different prizes not only for her high-quality performance, but also for her compassionate sense of facilitating medicines and other services for people who need them.

Alicia Keys is part of an aid organization called Keep A Child Alive, which is devoted to giving assistance to children and their families with HIV/AIDS in Africa; they provide these children with life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS.

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