Celebrities: Alicia Keys
Date of Birth
Alicia Keys Net Worth: $80 million
American singer, songwriter and actress Alicia Augello Cook, better known as Alicia Keys who was born on the 25th of January, 1981, in Manhattan, New York City has a net worth of $80 million.
Alicia Keys who is the only child of her parent, Craig Cook a flight attendant and Teresa who worked as a paralegal, grew up in Manhattan with her single mother. Referred to as the Queen of R&B and known as one of the artists who achieved success in a quick span of time, Alicia Keys had her first taste of the entertainment industry at the age of four when she appeared on The Cosby Show.
The singer who started writing at the age of 14, got enrolled at the elite Professional Performance Arts School of Manhattan after proving to be remarkably great at playing the piano, and graduated as valedictorian at the age of sixteen. Leaving college to pursue her music career, and after a brief stint with Columbia and Arista Records, Keys signed with J Records and released her debut album, Songs in A Minor, in 2001.
Later on she got signed to Columbia Records while she also got accepted at Columbia University but soon drop out to pursue her music career full-time. After working with Columbia and Arista Records for a little while, she got signed with J Records and in 2001 released her debut album, titled ‘Songs in A Minor’ that debuted at the number one position of Billboard 200 and went on to sell over twelve million copies worldwide, while also earning five Grammy Awards for Keys. Also her follow-up albums, titled The Diary of Alicia Keys and As I Am that debuted at number one on the USA Billboard 200 achieved multi-platinum status with over 4.4 million copies sales. In 2005, Keys released her unplugged album. In November 2007, she released her third album ‘As I Am’ that she followed with ‘Looking You’ in 2009, while she released ‘Girl on Fire’in 2012 and ‘In Common’ in 2016.
Keys who also co-wrote the song “Dah Dee Dah” that later became the blockbuster movie Men in Black’s soundtrack, has had five number one singles on the US R&B charts, with ten number one singles across the world. While also collaborating with top music artists like Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera. Asides singing, Keys who is also a talented actress has appeared in the TV shows American Dreams, Charmed and The Backyardigans, while also lending supporting roles in ‘Smokin’ Aces’, The Nanny Diaries and The Secret Life of Bees.
Alicia Keys also a Guinness Record holder, who has won an amazing 109 awards out of 291 nominations, has won 5 American Music Awards and 9 Billboard Music Awards, while she is also the winner of 7 BET Awards and has won 15 Grammy Awards. She got married to ace music producer, Swizz Beatz in July 2010 and welcomed her first son named Egypt Daoud Dean in October 2010, her second child named Genesis Ali Dean was born in December 2014.