@aliciakeys was born in Harlem, raised by her Italian-American mother, she enrolled in classical piano lessons at the age of seven and began writing songs four years later. An education at the Professional Performance Arts School helped develop her vocal skills, and Keys graduated at the age of 16 as the class valedictorian. Two Columbias loomed on the immediate horizon: Columbia University and Columbia Records, both of which had extended offers to the talented student/musician. Although she attempted to make both options work, Keys found it difficult to juggle the two commitments and chose to focus exclusively on her music career. Assuming the stage name of Alicia Keys, she began working with Columbia. Alicia Keys became an international star with her singular mix of classic and contemporary R&B. Behind the number one pop hit "Fallin," her debut album, Songs in A Minor, sold more than 50,000 copies during its first day of availability in 2001 and eventually moved over ten million units worldwide, thus setting the stage for the then-20-year-old's long career. She was just behind D'Angelo (@dangelo_music) and ahead of Norah Jones (@norahjones) as the second singer, songwriter, and keyboardist to top the Billboard 200 during the 2000s. The Diary of Alicia Keys cemented her popularity two years later, and she spent the next decade refining her signature sound, racking up gold and platinum certifications, and collaborating with the likes of Jay-Z, Emeli Sandé (@emelisande), and Frank Ocean (@blonded). #aliciakeys #harlem #nyc #piano #columbia #university #music #amazing #instamusic #instadaily #fun #photo #photooftheday #shoutout #picoftheday #track #goodvibes #goodmusic #song #listentothis #trend #follow #style #comment  #bestoftheday #pop #rnb #soul #jazz
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SAID THE WHALE Un groupe alternatif rock avec un son épuré. On ressent une super énergie de la part des musiciens Coup de coeur : unamarican . . . . . . . ##silenceephemere #alternatifephemere #saidthewhale #unamerican #musique #music #decouvertemusicale #mus#musicalovery #lundi #monday #livemusic #musical #musician #musicien # dancing #goodmusic #instamusic #alternative #listentothis
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Over the weekend making moves in my own lane. I think outside the normal and thrive in it. ................. Slave To The Rhythm Out Now
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LINDO 😍 #oasis
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New one I chopped up today 💪🏾💪🏾The sample I found was too soulful for me not to use 🤷🏾‍♂️ Anyways enjoy this sneek 👀👀 peek!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥 ° ° ° ° #musicproducer #boombap #lofi #classic #hiphop #beats #instrumental #comingsoon #staychrill #art #beauty #son#songeday #instamusic #instagood #repeat #musiclover #musician #new #amazing #lis#listenis #listen #song #rap #performer #video
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