Alicia Keys kicks off Grammy week with a birthday party

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Alicia Keys kicks off Grammy week with a birthday party
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Alicia Keys performs at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Davis’ gala, held a day before the 2018 Grammy Awards, launched the careers of Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, and have featured all-stars like Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Smokey Robinson and Carly Simon. He first held the gala 42 years ago. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys kicked off Grammy Award week with an award — and was serenaded with “Happy Birthday”

The Grammy winner and her husband, Swizz Beatz, were both honored Thursday with an honor from the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing. It was also Keys’ 37th birthday and media crews welcomed her on the red carpet with the traditional song.

Keys felt the moment was surreal since she was being honored on her birthday at the Grammys and in her hometown, walking distance from where she grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.