Alicia Keys
R\'n\'b singer Alicia Keys celebrates her 35th birthday today (25 January 2016) FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images

Celebrations are in order for R'n'B singer Alicia Keys today (25 January 2016) as she celebrates her 35th birthday. The Fallin' hitmaker has been hot on the music scene since 2001 and is one of the most celebrated female singers of recent times, but there are most likely some interesting facts about the hitmaker that are not common knowledge.

Keys will no doubt spend her special day with loved ones including husband Swizz Beatz and their sons Egypt and Genesis, enjoying a much-needed rest.

As fans flood the Grammy-winning singer with celebratory messages, Swizz Beatz shared a sweet Instagram post in honour of his wife of five years, writing: "#happybirthdayAlicia The world is blessed to have you! You're 1 of 1 none before & none to come. I wish you endless years of greatness. Love Baba."

To mark Alicia Keys' joyful day, IBTimes UK has found some interesting facts about the multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter you may not have known.