Music Birthday: Alicia Keys

🔊🎉Today, January 25, 1981, Alicia Keys was born Alicia Aguello Cook Dean, in New York City, New York. Her ‘Unbreakable’ song was co-written by Kanye West, and it was samples ‘Intimate Friends,’ by Eddie Kendricks. The song was recorded at Brooklyn Academy of Music, in July 2005. Keys included ‘Unbreakable’ on her first live album,Continue reading “Music Birthday: Alicia Keys”

HomageCollage: Alicia Keys, “Girl on Fire”

🔊💜Today, December 5, 2012, Alicia Keys’ fifth studio album “Girl on Fire,” became her fifth no. 1 on the chart. When “Girl on Fire” won a Grammy for Best R&B Album, it became her third win under this category. The title track was released as lead single, and it was produced by Alicia, Salaam Remi,Continue reading “HomageCollage: Alicia Keys, “Girl on Fire””

Music Birthday: Swizz Beatz

🔊🎉Today 1978 – Swizz Beatz was born in The a Bronx, New York – His production on Beyoncé’s ‘Check on It’ ft. Slim Thug, resulted in a VMA win for Best R&B Video – On the US Hot 100, song peaked at no. 1, spent five weeks atop, and altogether 28 WoC – By JuneContinue reading “Music Birthday: Swizz Beatz”