Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys is a famous American singer, pianist, and songwriter. Alicia Keys started composing songs at the young age of 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records.

Early Life and Childhood

Alicia Keys was born on January 25, 1981, in the city of New York, United States. Her age is 41 years as of 2022 and she is a naturalized American citizen and Christian by religion.

Similarly, her full name is Alicia Augello Cook and her birth sign is Aquarius. She is the only child of Teresa Augello (mother), a paralegal and part-time actress, and one of three children of flight attendant Craig Cook (father).

Her father is African American, and her mother is of Italian, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Her father abandoned her when she was two, and she was raised by her mother in Hell’s Kitchen during her formative years.

Keys stated that her parents never had a relationship and that her father was not present in her life.


In terms of her educational background, at the age of 12, she enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School, where she studied music, dance, and theater, as well as choir.

She formed her first band as a preteen with a bassist friend. However, her additional academic credentials are unavailable on the web.

Alicia Keys – Net Worth 2023

Alicia is a well-known American singer and her estimated net worth is around $150 million. Also, her annual salary is $2 million and her source of income is mainly her singing and songwriting profession. However, her monthly and weekly wages are unknown.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to her career, she struggled with self-esteem issues from a young age, gradually hiding when her differences made her vulnerable to judgment and, later, unwanted sexual attention.

Moreover, living in the rough neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, she was regularly exposed to street violence, drugs, prostitution, and sexual propositions from an early age in the sex trade- and crime-ridden area.

Her duet “My Boo” with Usher became her second number-one single in 2004. “As I Am”, her third album, sold seven million copies worldwide and produced the Hot 100 number-one single “No One.”

Additionally, she collaborated with Jack White on the theme song for the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, “Another Way to Die.” Her fourth album, The Element of Freedom, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom and sold four million copies worldwide.

Furthermore, The Billboard Hot 100 charting singles on the album were “Doesn’t Mean Anything,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” and “Un-Thinkable.” Her collaboration with Jay-Z became her fourth US number-one single.

Similarly, “Girl on Fire” was her fifth Billboard 200-topping album, and it featured the successful title track. Alicia and Keys, her seventh and eighth studio albums, featured the singles “Show Me, Love,” “Underdog,” “Lala,” and “Best of Me.”

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Caption: Alicia Keys in an award show. Source: Celeb News

More about her Career

Also, she is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 90 million records worldwide. Billboard named her the R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Decade and she ranked tenth on their list of the Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Last 25 Years.

Throughout her career, she has received numerous honors, including 15 Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards, and awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the National Music Publishers Association.

In addition, VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and one of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in 2005 and 2017.

She is also known for her humanitarian work, philanthropy, and activism, including being named an Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience.

Brand Endorsements

After shining brightly as the face of Givenchy’s Dahlia Divin perfume, she added yet another major brand to her impressive resume. Levi’s, the classic jean label, has announced that she will be their new brand ambassador. Moreover, in the coming days, we may see her being associated with some brands and supporting their products.

Awards and Nominations

Throughout her career, she has received numerous honors, including 15 Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards, and awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the National Music Publishers Association.

Moreover, songs in A Minor were nominated for six Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for “Fallin.” In addition, she also received five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Song of the Year. Furthermore, we believe that her talent will earn her several awards in the future.

Relationship Status

Alicia married Swizz Beatz on July 31, 2010. However, she has not revealed how they both met and dated each other. Moreover, it is seen that they both are quite happy being a couple at the moment.

They have two sons and their names are Egypt Daoud Dean and Genesis Ali Dean. On the other hand, talking about her past relationship she was in a low-key romantic relationship with her long-time good friend and collaborator Kerry Brothers Jr.

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Caption: Alicia Keys with her husband. Source: Showbiz


Mashonda claimed that Alicia had destroyed her family. Beatz’s relationship with Mashonda and her, according to Mashonda, overlapped. Mashonda wrote an open letter to her in 2009, accusing her of “contributing to the end of my marriage” and “assisting in the destruction of a family.”

Body Measurements

Talking about her height she is 5 Feet 5 inches tall and weighs 52kg. Similarly, her body measurement is 33-26-33 inches, her eye color is brown, and her hair color is black. Also, her dress size is 5 and her shoe size is 7(US).

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Caption: Alicia Keys giving a pose. Source: Celeb Health Magazine

Alicia Keys – Social Media

Alicia is very active on Instagram. She has 24.7M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @aliciakeys. Similarly, her Twitter handles @aliciakeys is followed by 30M followers. Her Facebook account is @aliciakeys and has 42M followers.