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  1. Alicia Keysby: AileaDaddairo

  2. Biography: • An American R&B Singer-Song Writer, pianistextraordinaire, producer, author, award winner and actress • Alicia Keys is her stage name, her Birth name is Alicia AugelloCook • Born January 25, 1981 Musical Influences: • Many Genres • Frederic Chopin • Leontyne Price • Stevie Wonder • Marvin Gaye • Tupac Shakur

  3. Early Life: • Alicia was raised by a single mother in Manhattan, New York • She began playing the piano at age seven and learned classical music by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin • Keys was enrolled in a Professional Performing Arts school at the age of 12 years old • She majored in Choir and began writing songs at the age 14 • Graduated at age 16 as the valedictorian

  4. Beginning of Career: • Alicia Keys was founded by her long time manager Jeff Robinson in 1994 and was eventually signed to Columbia Records • Alicia Keys released her first studio album, “Songs in A minor” in June 2001 • The album sold over 10 million copies worldwide and led Key’s to win five awards at the 2001 Grammys

  5. Albums The Element of Freedom Songs in A minor The diary of Alicia Keys As I Am June2001 November 2007 December 2009 December 2003

  6. Alicia Keys Accomplishments and Successes Eleven Billboard Awards Three MTV Video Music Awards Twelve Grammy Awards Three BET Awards

  7. Composition History “Teenage love Affair” & “Superwoman” • These songs came from the Album “As I Am” released in 2007 • People involved: • Alicia Keys • Jack Splash • John Mayer • Manny Marroquin • Recorded at Glenwood Studios in L.A. and Oven Studios in New York Alicia Keys: Vocals, Background vocals, Piano, Fender Rhodes Piano, Harpsichord, Wurlitzer organ, Bass Synthesizer, Moog Synthesizer. Jack Splash:was various instruments and programming Manny Marroquin:Audio Mixer

  8. Composition History “Teenage love Affair” This song was influence by a sample from “(Girl) I love you” which is a 1972 track by the Soul trio The Temprees. “Superwoman” This song to me is very inspiring and motivational to all women around the world. Alicia Keys says that this song is a reminder to herself, that “even when I'm out, and I'm just a mess, and I'm not perfect, and everything's not great, and I'm struggling to figure out what is what, I'm still a superwoman."

  9. Composition History “Empire State of Mind”(Part II) Broke Down” & “Distance and time” • These songs were released in 2009 in the her latest album “Element of Freedom” • Recording information: Conway Studios, LA; Oven Studios, New York; Strawberrybee Studios, New York • People Involved: Alicia Keys, Jay Z and Beyonce

  10. Composition History • “Empire State of Mind”(Part II) Broke Down” • This song was influenced by Alicia Keys hometown anthem • Alicia says, "It's just exciting to be able to • put together a song about the city I was born and raised in and then to be able to make it an anthem the • world can feel. “Distance and time” This song is simple love song influenced by two lovers seperated by Distance and Time

  11. Listening Guide: “Superwoman” (4:34 0:00- Introduction 0:25-Verse I 1:11 – Chorus 1:36 – Verse II 2:10 – Chorus 2:34 – Bridge 3:04 – Chorus 3:58 – Coda 4:34 – End

  12. Listening Guide: “Empire State of Mind” (Part II) Broke Down: (3:36 0:00- Introduction 0:22-Verse I 1:08 – Chorus 1:35 – Verse II 2:20 – Chorus 2:46 – Bridge 3:01 – Chorus 3:36 – End

  13. Listening Guide: “Distance and Time”: (4:27) 0:00- Introduction 0:29-Verse I 1:17 – Chorus 1:58 – Verse II 2:48 – Chorus 3:41 – Chorus add on 4:10 – Coda 4:27 – End

  14. Listening Guide: “Teenage Love Affair”: (3:10) 0:00- Introduction 0:02-Verse I 0:33 – Chorus 0:56 – Verse II 1:27 – Chorus 1:51 – Bridge 2:21 – Chorus 2:45 – Chorus add on 3:10- End

  15. Bibliography: Alicia Keys Official Site: http://www.aliciakeys.com/us/alicia-keys-biography http://www.songfacts.com http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7532702 http://www.rhapsody.com