Alicia Keys is a $150 million-plus singer, songwriter, and actor from the United States. She and her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, have a combined net worth of $1 billion. Their combined net worth is nearly equal.
Alicia and Swizz paid $10.4 million for a massive property in Englewood, New Jersey in 2013. Eddie Murphy was the seller of the 5.4-acre property, which has a square footage of 25,000 square feet. There are 32 rooms in one mansion alone. They paid $1.7 million for an adjacent property in 2015. They first put this estate on the market in 2015 for $14.9 million. In 2016, they relisted it for $9.9 million. In April 2022, they eventually agreed to $6 million.
They previously owned a New York condominium, which they purchased from Lenny Kravitz for $12.75 million in 2010 and sold for a little loss in 2013. They previously owned a home in Phoenix, which they sold for $3.1 million in 2021.
Alicia and Swizz paid $20.8 million in September 2019 for an extravagant property in La Jolla, California that had been offered for $30 million.
Swiss and Alicia Keys said on August 9, 2019, that they were planning to turn the former Jindal Films facility, a 111-acre, three-building property in Macedon, New York, into a “musical utopia.” They plan to use the space to create a performing arts center and a recording studio.
Alicia Augello Cook was born on January 25, 1981, in Manhattan, New York City. Alicia Keys is her professional name. Keys is the only child of Teresa Augello and the youngest of Craig Cook’s three children. Her father abandoned her when she was two years old, leaving her mother to raise her alone in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen area.
She began singing at a young age, appearing in school musical plays as early as kindergarten. Keys began taking piano lessons as a child after a friend gave her an old piano. She began learning classical piano by the time she was seven years old. She would continue her classical music studies until she was eighteen years old. When she was twelve, she also enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School, where she studied music, dance, theater, and singing.
Through the youth organization Teens in Motion, Keys met manager Jeff Robinson when she was 13 years old. He became a mentor to her, taking her to meetings with attorneys and record label negotiations to show her and educate her about the music industry. Robinson introduced her to A&R executive Peter Edge, and the two worked together to put together some song demos for label executives to hear. Columbia Records eventually prevailed in the ensuing bidding battle by providing her with a $26,000 white baby grand piano.
Also Read: Mariah Carey’s Net Worth? Complete Details!
Keys, now signed to J Records, began promoting her upcoming debut with appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “The Oprah Show.” Her first hit, “Fallin’,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2001. “Songs in A Minor,” her debut studio album, was released in June 2001 to considerable critical acclaim. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and went on to sell more than 6.2 million copies in the US. Columbia Records has already rejected some of the songs on the album. However, Keys’ refusal to cave into Columbia’s demands paid off, as the album was nominated for six Grammy Awards. Keys was nominated for a Grammy Award.
In 2002 Keys went on to win five Grammys for Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best New Artist, and Best R&B Album at the Grammy Awards.
Her next albums, “The Diary of Alicia Keys” 2003 and “As I Am” 2007, both charted successfully, and she won two Grammy Awards in 2008 for the song “No One” from the album “As I Am”. “The Element of Freedom” 2009, “Girl on Fire” 2012, “Here” 2016, and “Alicia” 2017 are some of her previous albums in May 2020.