Alicia Keys is without a doubt one of the most talented artists of her generation, but she keeps such a low profile that not a whole lot is really known about her personal life. Since she is about to be celebrating a birthday, we have 9 things you might not know about the Grammy-winning, chart-topping singer:
9. Alicia Wild
The Grammy-winning singer – whose real last name is Alicia Augello Cook – initially wanted to use the name Alicia Wild as her stage name, but her mother talked her out of it. “She said ‘It sounds like you’re a stripper,’” Keys told Newsweek. After that, she decided to use the name Keys instead. “It’s like the piano keys. And it can open so many doors,” she explained.