Alicia Keys is one of the most famous singers and songwriters currently on the scene. She is known for songs such as Fallin’, No One, and If I Ain’t’ Got You.
Alicia Keys was born to Teresa Augello, an American actress, and Craig Cook, who served as a flight attendant. This amazing artist started to perform at the age of four and began taking piano lessons when she was only seven. She spent her childhood playing classical music and jazz and at the age of 14, she composed her first pieces.
Alicia graduated from the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan when she was just 16 and, in 1998, signed a contract with Arista Records.
Alicia spent the first ten years of her childhood as the only child of her family. However, in 1991, her father had a son, Cole, with another woman, Susan.
The two half-siblings seem to be quite close and spend lots of time together. If you would like to know more about them, keep reading. Below you will find all the information you need to know about Alicia Keys and her brother, Cole Cook.
2. Alicia Keys (January 25, 1981 – present)
Age: 41 Years Old
Birthplace: Hell’s Kitchen, New York, USA
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
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Alicia Keys is, without a doubt, one of the most popular singers on the scene. She was born in 1981 and is now 41 years old.
Alicia published her first album in 2001, titled Songs in A Minor. The record was an immediate success, with over 12 million copies sold all over the world. In particular, her single, Fallin’, reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100.
Alicia published her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, in 2003. This was also very successful and sold 9 million copies. Some of the most famous songs in the album include You Don’t Know My Name, Diary, and If I Ain’t Got You.
Throughout her career, Alicia won several accolades, including 15 Grammys, 12 ASCAP Awards, and 17 NAACP Image Awards. She is a very prolific songwriter and up till now has published nine albums, the last one of which was released in 2022.
Talking about her private life, Alicia has always tried her best to keep her relationships private. However, it seems that in 2008 she started to date her long-time friend and collaborator Kerry Brothers Jr. She then dated Swizz Beatz, a hip-hop artist and producer. The two decided to marry in July 2010 and had a son a few months later. In 2014, Alicia gave birth to her second son.
Did You Know?
Alicia’s full name is Alicia Augello Cook.
1. Cole Cook (March 24, 1991 – present)
Age: 31 Years Old
Birthplace: New York, USA
Zodiac Sign: Aries
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Cole Cook is Alicia Keys’ young brother. He was born in 1991 and is now 31 years old. His parents are Craig Cook and Susan Cook.
Cole is quite popular on social media and his Instagram page has over 86k followers. Judging from his account, he loves winter sports and photography. Here, you will also find plenty of pictures of Cole’s nephews. They, in fact, seem to share an amazing bond!
Cole loves to travel and in Jule 2022 decided to go to Italy to visit Venice and other nearby cities. He seems also to have a deep bond with his older sister and always wanted to take part in one of her music videos. This is why, in 2019, Alicia asked him to participate in two of her music videos.
Did You Know?
Cole was born in March and is an Aries.