Superwoman by Alicia Keys (Inspiration, Music)

“For all the mothers fighting for better days to come…”

Alicia Keys is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She was raised in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan, New York by a single mother, Terri Augello. Terri was a part-time actress who also worked as a paralegal. She worked two jobs, putting in long hours, but never wavered in her love and support of her daughter.

Terri worked hard to see that Alicia could achieve the big dreams she had for her life. Alicia went to music, gymnastics and dance classes while growing up.

Alicia says about her mother, “She raised me single-handedly. It was very hard for her, because she had to be superwoman. She had to work the job and support the daughter and also try to pursue her dreams. She’s my rock. I know she will be there no matter what.

Alicia appeared on The Cosby Show at age 4. She attended the Professional Performing Arts School at age 12, where she majored in choir and graduated at age 16 as class valedictorian. Alicia Keys has become a chart topping artist, affectionately dubbed the “Princess of Soul”. Alicia wrote a song for her mother titled “I Owe You”.

Alicia has also reunited with her father, and has mended their relationship.

Alicia Keys as a young child with mother, Teresa Augello
Alicia Keys as a young child with mother, Teresa Augello

Read more about Alicia’s career and the valuable lessons she learned from her mother at:
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