Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys has sold millions of albums and won many awards. The amazing singing talent has found success in a tough business. She's been able to stay successful for years and try new things at the same time. Today, Alicia is starting a family, making music, and even working on acting.

Alicia Keys tells the story of how Alicia found success by staying true to herself. Read about how Alicia learned to play the piano as a child. Learn about ...

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Overview

Alicia Keys has sold millions of albums and won many awards. The amazing singing talent has found success in a tough business. She's been able to stay successful for years and try new things at the same time. Today, Alicia is starting a family, making music, and even working on acting.

Alicia Keys tells the story of how Alicia found success by staying true to herself. Read about how Alicia learned to play the piano as a child. Learn about Alicia's early career and how she's still making music she loves.

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Children's Literature - Leah Hanson
When little Alicia Augello Cook began taking piano lessons, she could have never known what those hours of practice and performing would lead to. But her mother had an idea! Known today as Alicia Keys, that same little girl went on to win more than ten Grammys. Earl’s biography Alicia Keys is part of the “Superstars of Hip-Hop” series and introduces fans to the life of one of hip-hop’s most innovative and unique stars. As a child, Alicia studied classical piano, but also loved the trendy hip-hop music she and her friends heard on the streets of New York. Fusing the two musical traditions together has given Keys a style completely her own. Others recognized her talent too, and with help from Clive Davis, Oprah Winfrey, and even Jay Leno, Alicia was soon on her way to becoming a star. Brief chapters detail Keys’ rise to fame, numerous awards, and charity work helping children with AIDS, children struggling in school, and victims of Hurricane Katrina. Each chapter is chock full of magazine-worthy photos and vocabulary boxes. A timeline, discography, and bibliography provide additional resources. Earl skillfully weaves together facts and awards with a sense of Alicia’s personality, making this volume feel as if readers are chatting with a famous friend. This is an excellent biography for young music lovers and a useful tool for studying the genre. Reviewer: Leah Hanson; Ages 8 to 12.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422225219
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Superstars of Hip-Hop Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started 7

2 Alicia's Early Music 13

3 Fame and Fortune 23

4 Doing More 29

5 True to Herself 37

Time Line 42

Find Out More 44

Discography 45

Index 46

About the Author 48

Picture Credits 48

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