USMagazine, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 3:36pm (PST)
Alicia Keys is known for her soulful ballads and charitable endeavors, but it's her role as a mom that truly gives her life purpose.
The singer -- who turns 31 Wednesday -- welcomed son Egypt Daoud Ibarr with husband Swizz Beatz in October 2010. Since the arrival of her first biological child, Keys has taken a break from music to focus on raising her baby boy.
"He's walking now and laughing," she told Us Weekly in November 2011. "He laughs all the time and he wants to get you to laugh. He's also starting to remember people. It's really amazing watching him grow."