Alicia Keys: Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Actress, and Producer

Alicia Keys: Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Actress, and Producer

by Russell Roberts

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Overview

Alicia Keys has dominated hip-hop and R&B music since first bursting onto the scene in 2001. She has released four hit albums, several number one singles, and thrilled fans throughout the world with her live performances. This one-woman dynamo is also a best-selling author, an actress, and a tireless advocate for charitable causes.

Success did not just come overnight to Alicia. The biracial daughter of an Italian-American mother and an African-American father from Jamaica, Alicia grew up in the treacherous Hell's Kitchen section of New York City. She had to learn how to avoid danger while staying focused on her dream. It was a dream that required practice, patience, and persistence in the face of several false starts. However, Alicia never gave up and never gave in, and today she has achieved superstardom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422216064
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2009
Series: Transcending Race in America: Biographies of Biracial Achievers Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introductory Quotations Barack Obama 7

1 As I am is Super 8

2 A Child of Several Cultures 14

3 To the Top 20

4 The Beat goes on 34

5 More to go 46

Chronology 56

Accomplishments & Awards 58

Glossary 60

Further Reading & Internet Resources 61

Index 62

Picture Credits 64

About The Author 64

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