‘Women Who Rock’: Alicia Keys

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An outfit worn by Alicia Keys in 2008 is featured in the Rock Hall's "Women Who Rock" exhibit.

Alicia Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook in 1981. She started playing classical piano at the age of seven.

In 2001, her debut album, Songs in A Minor, sold 12 million copies worldwide and earned five Grammys. Keys has since won more than a dozen Grammy Awards.

Along with her success in the music industry, Keys has also made her mark in the movie business. She’s appeared in films such as Smokin’ Aces and The Secret Life of Bees.

Keys is an active philanthropist, heading up the Keep a Child Alive charity since 2002.

Artifacts from Alicia Keys’ life are featured in the “The Ladies First: The ’90s and the New Millennium” section in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power.” The groundbreaking exhibit is open until February 26, 2012.

Click HERE to read more about Alicia Keys and the other women being honored.

(Information, picture provided by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.)

*Watch video below to see Alicia Keys perform “If I Ain’t Got You.”