Alicia Keys is a popular singer, actress, and songwriter in America. She was recognized as the best-selling R&B artist and best-selling new artist in 2001. Keys was the first women to earn number one position in an MTV Unplugged album record.
In 2010, All Time by VH1 named Keys as one of the 100 members Greatest Artists. To know more about the net worth of Alicia Keys in 2018, keep reading the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Alicia Augello Cook is the real name of Alicia Keys who was born in New York City’s Manhattan borough, on January 25, 1981, to her parents Craig Cook and Terria Joseph. Her parents got separated when she was two years old and raised by her single mother.
At the age of four, she made her first taste of entertainment industry by appearing on The Cosby Show where she played the role of Rudy Huxtable’s sleepover guests. Her mother used to send Alicia to music and dance classes since her childhood.
She started learning classical Piano from the age of seven, playing composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin. After proving her colossal in Piano, she won enrolment in the Professional Performing Arts School when she was twelve.
On July 31, 2010, Keys married her boyfriend named Swizz Beatz. They both were gifted with two children named Egypt Daoud Dean and Genesis Ali Dean. Keys was placed at the number 10 position by VH1 as their 100 sexiest Artist List. From 2006, she maintained a low-profile relationship with a producer named Kerry Brothers Jr.
Career, Awards & Nominations
At the age of 16, she dropped out from the University and started her career in music. She wrote her first song when she was 14.
In 2001, Keys released her debut album named Songs in a Minor along with J Records. This helped to produce her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single entitled Fallin and sold more than 12 hundred million copies worldwide. This album earned her five Grammy awards, and she went on to release her next albums named The Diary of Alicia Keys, If I Ain’t Got You, Don’t Know My Name and Diary.
Her work in the Songs in a Minor earned her popularity both inside and outside of the United States and became the best-selling new artist. While working, she has collaborated with popular artists like Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston.
She made her film debut in the movie Smokin’ Aces and also went on to appear in The Secret Life of Bees and The Nanny Diaries. She was also starred in the television shows like Charmed, American Dreams, The Proud Family, The Backyardigans, and many more.
In 2002, Keys won five Grammy awards for the album Fallin. In 2010, she won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for her work in the fourth number-one single Empire State of Mind. Overall, Keys has won eighty-seven awards out of which twelve are Grammy Awards, thirteen are NAACP Awards, and ten are Billboard Music Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of 2018, The estimated net worth of Alicia Keys is about $100 million. She made all this fortune by producing her singles and music albums. Additionally, she has built her million dollar wealth through endorsement deals with BlackBerry and designer brand Givenchy. Her songs were gone on to sell over more than ten million copies worldwide. She also made appearances in the films and television series.
Keys is not only a singer and songwriter, but she is also an actress. She starred in various television shows which include Charmed, The Backyardigans, American Dreams, Sesame Street, and many more. Currently, she appears on TV shows and magazines without makeup to help women love in their natural beauty.