Over the past decade, we've witnessed Alicia Keys evolve from raw vocal powerhouse in funky streetwear and braids into music-industry icon, actress, fashion-risk taker, philanthropist and, most recently, proud mom to son Egypt, who was born in 2010. In celebration of her 30th birthday, which takes place Jan. 25, we look back at Keys' amazing transformation.

Alicia Keys hasn't been afraid to take some beauty risks over the course of her decade-long career as a recording artist. From Afro puffs to jeweled Indian headpieces to classically elegant updos, this New Yorker knows how to work a red carpet and keep people talking.

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