Alicia Keys

Hal David Starlight Award

With her unmistakable blend of soul, hip-hop, jazz and classical music, Alicia Keys burst onto the music scene in June 2001 with her debut release Songs In A Minor on Clive Davis’ J Records.  Songs In A Minor debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 Chart selling over 235,000 copies in its first week and spawning the #1 single “Fallin’.” The album went on to sell more than 10 million units worldwide symbolizing the international impact she has as an artist. After relentless touring, Alicia followed up her successful debut with, The Diary of Alicia Keys released in December 2003.  The album was hailed by critics and sold over 618,000 copies its first week of release in the United States, spawning the #1 singles, “If I Ain’t Got You” and “My Boo.” The Diary of Alicia Keys is currently 7 times platinum. Throughout her career Alicia has garnered three #1 singles and six Top 10 singles, as well as won nine Grammy Awards and eleven Billboard Music Awards.