Alicia Augello Cook, who is known to the world by her stage name, Alicia Keys, is an American singer, actress, songwriter, activist and record producer. Let’s find out how much is Alicia Keys’s net worth in 2018.
Alicia Keys Early Life
Alicia Keys was born on January 25, 1981, in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan New York. She is the only child of Teresa Augello and Craig Cook. Keys are of African-American, Irish and Scottish descent.
Key’s first taste of the entertainment industry was at the age of four in The Cosby Show. After growing up learning music in her formative years, she was sent to Professional Performing Arts School at the age of 12 and graduated from there as valedictorian at age 16.
She attended Columbia University but dropped out after a month to pursue music full time.
She dated Kerry brothers Jr in 2006.
In 2008, she began to date Swizz Beatz, a rapper who was undergoing a divorce from his then-wife. In 2010, the two got married and she also gave birth to their first son, Egypt Daoud Dean. In 2014, they welcomed their second son, Genesis Ali Dean.
Alicia Keys Career, Awards & Achievement
Keys initially had a deal with Columbia and Arista Records. However, she released her debut album under J Records. Songs in a Minor contained her first song, “Fallin'” to reach Billboard Hot 100.
Her next album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, released in 2003 contained her hit songs, “Diary”, “You Don’t Know My Name” and “If I Ain’t Got You”.
She released a duet with Usher, titled, “My Boo” which was her second song to become a number one single that year.
In 2005, she released her live album, Unplugged. This album secured her the distinction of being the first woman to secure the number one position in an MTV Unplugged Album.
Her next album, As I Am was released in 2007, containing the hit single, “No One”.
In 2009, she released The Element of Freedom which was her first album to hit the top spot in the UK Charts.
Her collaboration with Jay-Z in “Empire State of Mind” became her fourth number one single.
In 2012, her album, Girl on Fire became her fifth album to hit the Billboard Hot 200.
2013 saw the release of her second album, VH1 Storytellers.
In 2016, she released her seventh album, which topped the charts, Here.
She has even appeared in various movies including, Smokin’ Aces, The Nanny Diaries, The Secret Life of Bees.
She has also appeared as a judge in the American reality Tv series, The Voice.
Awards and Achievements
Keys is the recipient of a grand total of 15 Grammy Awards, and 17 NAACP Image Awards, 9 Billboard Music Awards and 7 BET Awards.
Songs in A Minor won her five Grammy Awards the year it was released.
The Diary of Alicia Keys won her four more Grammy Awards in 2005.
As I Am, released in 2007, earned her three more Grammy Awards.
Net Worth of Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys’ net worth is $70 million. Her revenues stem from her successful music career as well as strategic brand deals, including a stint with Blackberry and Givenchy.
Not only is Alicia Keys a talented singer and songwriter, but she is also a dedicated philanthropist. She is the co-founder of Keep a Child Alive which is a nonprofit initiative to help families with AIDS and HIV in Africa. She is one of the most recognizable and bankable names in the music industry. All her albums have sold millions of copies and her songs resonate with the contemporary audience.