She was raised by a single mother in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City. The album was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. Keys made guest appearances on several television series in the following years, beginning with Charmed. She released her fourth album, The Element of Freedom, in December 2009, which became Keys’ first chart-topping album in the United Kingdom. Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook on January 25, 1981, in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan, in New York City, New York.
Alicia Keys: My Son Egypt Loves to Laugh “He’ll egg you on, so that you’ll start to make him laugh,” says the singer of her 8-month-old baby boy [link]