Born Alecia Beth Moore, she is an R&B and pop singer whose collaborative rendition of "Lady Marmalade" rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned her a Grammy Award.
She dreamed of being an Olympic athlete but developed asthma, which made singing difficult. She released her first single, "There You Go," in 2000, after leaving the group Choice.
In 2010, she amazed the crowd at the Grammy Awards when she sung "Glitter in the Air" while high above the crowd.
Her dad was a huge Billy Joel fan when she was growing up. She got married to Carey Hart on January 7, 2006. She had her first child, a daughter named Willow, in June 2011. Her second child, a son named Jameson Moon, was born in December 2016.