LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Alicia Keys performs onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Happy 40th birthday to the great Alicia Keys!

Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook on Jan. 25, 1981, and is a classically-trained pianist. It’s hard to believe, but Keys started composing songs by age 12!

Here are some of our favorite Keys songs!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!