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When she went to No 1 around the globe together with her 2001 debut single Fallin’, Alicia Keys appeared too good to be true. Right here was a classically skilled, beautiful, soulfully voiced 20-year-old from Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, with a way of restrained glamour that put her extra in step with jazz and soul greats comparable to Billie Vacation and Aretha Franklin than the pop stars of the day. Her debut album, Songs In a Minor, offered greater than 12 million copies. Even Bob Dylan took notice. “I’ve been fascinated with Alicia Keys,” he informed us on Thunder on the Mountain, and he wasn’t the one ageing child boomer doing precisely that.
Keys consequently took up her place in American music royalty
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