Artist: Alicia Keys
About the Artist: Keys is a female singer, songwriter, pianist, producer, and actress born in New York City who celebrates individuality, and is an advocate for issues of gender, race, and social equality.
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York
Life Dates: 1981 – Present
Genre: R&B, soul, jazz, and hip hop
Training: Keys had a deep love for music since the age of four and music came before everything. Her mother encouraged her to play piano where she first learned to play classical music. She composed her first piece at eleven years old.
Additional Information: A desire to convey the natural beauty in all women. She celebrates individuality and is an advocate for issues of gender, race, and social equality. “Everyone deserves to have the right to do what everybody else does and to have the same opportunities to get where everyone else is going.” Keys is the co founder for charity Keep A Child Alive. She has traveled to countries such as Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa to speak to teens and young adults who have lost their parents to AIDS. She is a spokesperson for Frum Tha Ground Up, which is a charity dedicated to inspiring American youth to achieve success. She also supports 31 other charities and foundations.
Holy War- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zed17O3vNgIgs: