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Alicia Keys celebrates birthday at Spanish awards show

Alicia Keys rang in her birthday at a music awards show in Spain and left with a special present after accepting a career achievement prize.

The Fallin' star, who turned 32 on Friday (25Jan13), marked her special day early on Thursday (24Jan13) by attending the 40 Principales Awards in Madrid, Spain, where she was presented with the honour for best American artist/composer of the last decade.

Keys performed at the ceremony and while she was on stage, the crowd serenaded her with a rendition of Happy Birthday as she turned 32.

The singer posted a picture of the special moment on her Twitter.com page, with the caption, "Awwww!!!! All these people just sang me Happy Birthday to help bring in my day!!! Such a beautiful memory to have of Madrid!! Thank u (sic) thank u Spain!!"

Other guests at the ceremony included French star David Guetta and pop singer Taylor Swift, who performed and picked up the prize for best international artist.

She tweeted after the show, "Tonight was my first time at the 40 Principales Awards in Madrid and it was amazing! Thanks to the fans for the International Artist Award."

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