Alicia Keys has been a fixture at the Grammy Awards for nearly two decades now, ever since she burst onto the scene in 2002. This year, she's set to host the ceremony, and she's clearly having a blast in this low-pressure role if her epic "Shallow" video is anything to go by! Keys is a fantastic choice to host the Grammys, given just how many times she's stepped onto the stage as a winner.
Ready for this? Keys has won a grand total of 15 Grammys over the course of her career so far! Her first award came way back in 2002, when she snagged the coveted best new artist award, plus song of the year, record of the year, best R&B song, and best female R&B performance for "Fallin'." She returned to music's biggest stage in 2005 with several nominations off her album The Diary of Alicia Keys; ultimately, she won best R&B album, plus best female R&B performance for "If I Ain't Got You," best R&B song for "You Don't Know My Name," and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for "My Boo," a collaboration with Usher.
Keys again won best R&B song and best female R&B performance in 2008, this time for her hit "Unbreakable." She won the latter award two years in a row, with her 2009 song "Superwoman" taking home the same prize the following year. In 2011, "Empire State of Mind," featuring Jay-Z, won Keys the awards for best rap song and best rap/sung collaboration.
Her most recent Grammy win was back in 2014, when her album Girl on Fire took home the award for best R&B album. Keys hasn't been nominated on her own since, although she did share in Girl's 2015 album of the year nomination as a featured artist. While she's not nominated this year, either, we're excited to watch her take the stage in a different context as the host of the Grammy Awards on Sunday night!