Alicia Keys is an American singer, songwriter, and actress Alicia Keys is married to her husband who is a producer. Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys combined net worth is $ 150 million.
Alicia Keys and her husband has an estimated net worth of $150 million. Keys have successful music and acting career. She has earned immense success and net worth by working in the entertainment industry.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Alicia Augello Cook was born in Manhattan, New York City, on January 25, 1981. Her stage name is Alicia Keys. Alicia is the only child of her mother Teresa Augello. Her father has three children who are her half-siblings. Her father left her when she was just two years old. Her mother raised her as a single mother and she was brought up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.
She began her singing career at an early age and performed in school and musical productions when she was in preschool. She enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School when she was just twelve years old. She also took classes in music, dance, theater, and choir.
Alicia graduated early from high school and attended Columbia University on scholarship. She struggled to focus on her music career and studies and dropped out of college to focus on music full-time. She got frustrated as she did not have control over her music, as Columbia forced her to work with producers that she did not want to work with. Alicia signed with Arista in late 1998.
Keys signed with J Records and prompted her upcoming debut album. She gave performances on “The Tonight Show” and “The Oprah Show.” Her first single “Fallin'” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her debut studio album “Songs in A Minor” earned wide critical acclaim. It made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 6.2 million copies in the United States. The album was nominated for six Grammy Awards. At the 2002 Grammy Awards, Keys won five Grammys for the Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best New Artist, and Best R&B Album.
Acting and Television Career
- Keys’ film and TV shows include:
- “Smokin’ Aces” (2007)
- “The Nanny Diaries” (2007)
- “The Secret Life of Bees” (2008)
- “Saturday Night Live
- ” “Empire”
- “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
- “The X Factor Australis” (Season 4)
- “The Voice” (Seasons 7, 11-12, 14)
- “The Voice Germany” (Season 6)
Keys was rumored to be in a romantic relationship with longtime collaborator and friend Kerry Brothers. The couple was reported to be together till 2008. She began dating producer Swizz Beatz who is also a hip-hop artist. Keys and Beatz announced their engagement in May 2010 and got married in July. Keys became a mother and gave birth to their son in October of the same year. She became a mother to their second son in December 2014.