Alicia rang in her 32nd birthday at the 40 Principales Awards in Madrid, Spain, where she was presented with the honor for best American artist/composer of the past decade.
Nothing says superstar more than performing for the nation's first couple. Alicia graced the Obama's Inaugural Ball, where she played the revamped, "Obama on Fire."
2-year-old Egypt joins mom on stage for her "Hurricane Sandy" benefit performance.
The brand new girl debuts a straight short bob haircut. One of her many stylish hairdos.
Despite brewing some controversy, a pregnant Alicia marries producer Swizz Beatz on the French island of Corsica.
Alicia stars alongside Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning in The Secret Life of Bees.
Two New York natives, Alicia and Jay produce one of the most iconic songs the city has ever heard, "Empire State of Mind."
Who can forget Alicia starring as a diner waitress for the music video to her hit song "You Don't Know my Name"?
Most musicians revel at the opportunity to win one Grammy. Alicia took home five in 2002, including best new artist.
Beaded braids and all, the young star burst onto the scene with her debut album, Songs in A Minor.