Today is Alicia Keys birthday! In honor of the Girl On Fire singer, here are 10 facts about her.

Happy Birthday Alicia Keys! 10 Things To Know was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. She has won 15 Grammy’s

She has won 15 Grammy’s

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2. Alicia Keys real name is Alicia Augello Cook.

Alicia Keys real name is Alicia Augello Cook.

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3. She wanted her stage name to be Alicia “Wilde” until her manager covinced her otherwise.

She wanted her stage name to be Alicia “Wilde” until her manager covinced her otherwise.

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4. She started playing the piano at the age of 7 and wrote her first song at 14 years old.

She started playing the piano at the age of 7 and wrote her first song at 14 years old.

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5. She went to Colmbia University but left before graduation to pursue her career in music.

She went to Colmbia University but left before graduation to pursue her career in music.

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6. Most of the songs from her 2001 album “Song In A Minor” are not actual in A minor

Most of the songs from her 2001 album “Song In A Minor” are not actual in A minor

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7. In 2010 Keys and her husband Swizz Beats adopted a village in Soweto.

In 2010 Keys and her husband Swizz Beats adopted a village in Soweto.

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8. In 2016, Keyes decided to stop wearing make-up after the #NoMakeUp movement came out.

In 2016, Keyes decided to stop wearing make-up after the #NoMakeUp movement came out.

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9. She ran a full marathon, yes full in Athens, Greece in 2006.

She ran a full marathon, yes full in Athens, Greece in 2006.

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10. She is the co-founder of Keep A Child Alive an organization that provides medical resources for people living with HIV/Aids in Africa.

She is the co-founder of Keep A Child Alive an organization that provides medical resources for people living with HIV/Aids in Africa.

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