Alicia Keys

CATEGORY: Entertainers

WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE: This nine-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, musician, actress, and philanthropist became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at No. 1. In June 2009, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers honored Keys with the Golden Note Award, which is given to artists “who have achieved extraordinary career milestones.” She is also the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization that provides medicine to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa. Keys was honored at the 2009 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work. Her long-awaited third studio album, As I Am, is set for a worldwide release on November 13 on J Records.

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