There are many stars who are products of the Big Apple, so many that it's almost hard to keep up. Very few, however, have made the impact that musician Alicia Keys has made on the world. Starting off as a musician, and hailing from Manhattan, Alicia boasts a hard edge that screams "New York" every time she moves. The songsterss loves her home state so much that she even chose a New York man as her life partner. Her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, is originally from The Bronx. Furthermore, the singer showed true New York pride by joining former Bed Stuy native Jay Z on their smash hit "Empire State of Mind."