36 Facts About Alicia Keys Unplugged

1. Alicia Keys Unplugged declared that she hoped her music would stay indescribable.

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2. Alicia Keys Unplugged will portray the classically trained pianist and journalist, who died in a helicopter accident while covering the Vietnam War.

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3. In 2005 Alicia Keys Unplugged was tapped to help MTV bring back its Unplugged series.

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4. Alicia Keys Unplugged performed on America: A Tribute to Heroes, a telethon to raise money for the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, that was broadcast globally and viewed by 90 million people.

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5. Alicia Keys Unplugged wanted to create music from the soul that touched the hearts of people; the record company wanted either another pop teen sensation like Britney Spears or beautiful balladeer like Mariah Carey.

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6. At an early age, Alicia Keys Unplugged learned to play classical music.

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7. Alicia Keys Unplugged was expected to make her film debut in late 2003.

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8. Alicia Keys Unplugged was born on January 21, 1981, in New York City to an Italian-American mother and an African-American father.

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9. Alicia Keys Unplugged's parents did not stay together and Alicia Keys Unplugged was raised by her mother, Terri Augello, a paralegal and aspiring actress.

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10. Alicia Keys Unplugged continued building her acting resume in 2008 with a role in The Secret Life of Bees.

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11. Alicia Keys Unplugged's crowing achievement of 2007 was the November release of her fourth studio album, As I Am.

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12. Alicia Keys Unplugged became involved in the charity Keep a Child Alive, an organization that helps children living with AIDS.

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13. Alicia Keys Unplugged's parents did not stay together and Alicia Keys Unplugged was raised by her mother, Terri Augello, a paralegal and sometimes actress.

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14. Alicia Keys Unplugged was born on January 25, 1981, in New York City to an African-American father and an Italian-American mother.

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15. Alicia Keys Unplugged had already attracted the attention of record company executives while in high school years, and after what amounted to a bidding war for her talents, she signed with Arista Records in 1998.

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16. In 2017, Alicia Keys Unplugged received and shared the award for the Ambassador of Conscience from Amnesty International alongside Canadian Indigenous rights activists.

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17. Alicia Keys Unplugged hosts and is the musical director of Keep A Child Alive's annual fundraising gala called the Black Ball.

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18. Alicia Keys Unplugged is the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization that provides medicine, orphan care, and social support to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa and India.

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19. On May 4, 2016, Alicia Keys Unplugged released her first single in four years, entitled "In Common".

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20. On March 25, 2016, Alicia Keys Unplugged was announced as a new coach on Season 11 of The Voice.

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21. On September 8, 2014, Alicia Keys Unplugged uploaded the music video to a new song called "We Are Here" to her Facebook page, accompanied by a lengthy status update describing her motivation and inspiration to write the song.

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22. In September 2012, Alicia Keys Unplugged collaborated with Reebok for her own sneakers collection.

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23. Alicia Keys Unplugged is set to co-produce the Broadway premiere of Stick Fly, which was scheduled to open in December 2011.

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24. Alicia Keys Unplugged released her fourth studio album, The Element of Freedom, in December 2009.

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25. Alicia Keys Unplugged opened a recording studio in Long Island, New York, called The Oven Studios, which she co-owns with her production and songwriting partner Kerry "Krucial" Brothers.

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26. Alicia Keys Unplugged performed and taped her installment of the MTV Unplugged series in July 2005 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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27. Alicia Keys Unplugged had wanted to leave Columbia since they began "completely disrespecting [her] musical creativity".

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28. Alicia Keys Unplugged brought her songs to the executives, who rejected her work, saying it "sounded like one long demo".

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29. Alicia Keys Unplugged "hated" the experience of writing with the people Columbia brought in.

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30. Alicia Keys Unplugged decided to drop out of college after a month to pursue music full-time.

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31. Alicia Keys Unplugged was finishing high school, and her academic success had provided her opportunity for scholarship and early admission to university.

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32. At the time, Alicia Keys Unplugged was part of a three-girl band that had formed in the Bronx and was performing in Harlem.

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33. Alicia Keys Unplugged spent more time in Harlem during her teenage years.

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34. Alicia Keys Unplugged enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School at the age of 12, where she took music, dance, and theater classes and majored in choir.

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35. Alicia Keys Unplugged is acclaimed for her humanitarian work, philanthropy and activism.

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36. In 2007, Alicia Keys Unplugged made her film debut in the action-thriller film Smokin' Aces.

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