Alicia Keys is a singer-songwriter from the United States. She rose to prominence after the release of her debut album “Songs in A Minor” in 2001, which earned her five Grammy Awards. “Fallin’,” “You Don’t Know My Name,” “If I Ain’t Got You,” and “Diary” are some of Alicia’s most well-known tracks.
She is one of today’s most popular and marketable performers, with over 35 million albums and 30 million singles sold globally. As of 2018, Keys has won 15 Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, and 12 ASCAP Awards.
It was not an easy route for Keys when he initially arrived in the music industry in 2001. Keys recalls the criticism directed at her aggressive New York approach. “She’s so hard, she acts like a boy, she must be gay, she should be more feminine!” she stated on Lenny Letter.
It wasn’t just her beauty that enraged critics. Keys discussed how difficult it may be to enter into the male-dominated music industry with Makers. She explained, “I had these different guy producers that written me off from the beginning.” “They didn’t believe I could play, write, or produce.”
Keys was satisfied with her appearance and characteristic style by the time she released her first album, Songs in A Minor. “I love my braids,” she told InStyle. “They give me a majestic and distinctive feeling.”
What Is Alicia Keys’ Net Worth?
Alicia Keys is a $150 million-plus American singer, songwriter, and actress. This is her and her husband, producer Swizz Beatz’s, combined net worth. Their net worth is about equal.
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 25, 1981 (41 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Profession:||Musician, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Pianist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
With her new label, J Records, Keys began promoting her upcoming debut with appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “The Oprah Show.”
Her debut single, “Fallin’,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2001. “Songs in A Minor,” her debut studio album, was released in June 2001 to tremendous acclaim.
It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 6.2 million copies in the United States. Columbia Records has previously rejected material for the album.
Keys’ choice to stand firm and not cave into Columbia paid off, as the album received six Grammy nominations. Keys went on to win five Grammys at the 2002 Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best New Artist, and Best R&B Album.
Her subsequent albums, “The Diary of Alicia Keys” (2003) and “As I Am” (2007), both charted successfully, and she won two Grammy Awards in 2008 for the song “No One” (from the album “As I Am”), which she wrote.
“The Element of Freedom” (2009), “Girl on Fire” (2012), “Here” (2016), and “Alicia” (2017) are among her other albums (May 2020).
Song of the Year (‘Fallin’), Best R&B Song (‘Fallin’), Best R&B Album (‘Songs in A Minor’), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (‘Fallin’), and Best New Artist were Grammy Awards in 2002.
In 2005, she received four Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song for ‘You Don’t Know My Name.’
For ‘Unbreakable,’ she received three NAACP Image Awards in 2006, including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Song.
‘Girl on Fire’ won her the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in 2014.
From 2006 to 2010, Keys had a low-profile relationship with producer Kerry Brothers Jr.
In 2008, Keys began dating rapper Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean), who was still divorcing his then-wife, singer Mashonda Tifrere. In May 2010, Keys and Dean announced their engagement while expecting their first child. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, they staged a Zulu ceremony to bless the unborn child in the Illovo area of Johannesburg, South Africa.
They married on the French island of Corsica in July 2010. Egypt Daoud Dean, Keys’ son, was born in October 2010. In December 2014, she gave birth to their second son, Genesis Ali Dean.
Keys has worked on a variety of other projects in addition to music. In 2005, she published her book “Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics.” It included previously unpublished poems and songs from her writings and was a New York Times bestseller that year.
In March 2020, her memoir “More Myself: A Journey” was published. Along with her production and songwriting partner Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Keys is the co-owner of The Oven Studios, a Long Island recording studio. KrucialKeys Enterprises, a production and songwriting team that works on Keys’ albums as well as projects with other artists, was created by Keys and her Brothers.
Keys has also served as a spokesperson for a number of companies over the years. She starred in a Dove ad micro-series in 2008 to promote the brand’s Go Fresh line. She also appeared in an American Express commercial and inked an endorsement contract with VitaminWater.
Until 2008, Keys was in a relationship with Kerry Brothers, a longtime colleague, and friend. Swizz Beatz, a hip hop artist, and producer, became her boyfriend later. In May 2010, Keys and Beatz announced their engagement, married in July, and gave birth to their son in October of that year. In December 2014, she gave birth to their second son.