Who is Alicia Keys husband? Bio, Songs, Kids, Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts
Who is Alicia Keys?
Alicia Keys is a Grammy Award-winning American singer who became famous with her debut album, 'Songs in A Minor,' which sold more than 12 million copies and made it a night-time feel. Her debut album was not only an enormous commercial success; it was also highly acclaimed and won several prestigious awards. Her success continued with the release of her later albums, and she soon became one of the favorite singers of contemporary America. Born as the daughter of a part-time actress, she was exposed from a young age to the show business and was encouraged by her mother to learn music and dance.
How was the Early life of Alicia Keys?
She was born as Alicia Augello Cook, the only child of Teresa and Craig Cook, in New York City, on 25 January 1981. Her mother was an actress and her dad was a flight attendant. She's a biracial patrimony. When she was quite young, her parents separated and she was raised primarily by her mother. Her mother gave young Alicia lessons in dance and music. When she was seven years old, she began to learn classical piano and enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School at the age of 12.
At the age of 16, she graduated as a Valedictorian. After graduation, she took her music career seriously and signed a recording contract with Columbia records. She was admitted to Columbia University at about the same time. But after a month, she left college to pursue her musical career.
When and how did Alicia Keys start her Career?
Often referred by different media outlet as the “Queen of R&B,” Alicia is a force with which to count in Hollywood and she has everything she needs to keep her ground. Although she may have been famous in the early 2000s, in 1985, Alicia appeared at the Cosby Show at the age of four, where she and a group of girls played the sleepover guests of Rudy Huxtable in the "Slumber Party” episode.
In 2001, her first studio album 'Songs in a Minor' was released. Immediately after its release, the album created a sensation and sold more than 6.2 million copies in the United States and 12 million copies worldwide, making her a popular singing star. Her long-awaited second album "The Diary of Alicia Keys" was released in 2003. The album was released at No. 1 on Billboard 200, selling in its first week of releasing more than 618,000 copies.
Her next album 'As I Am' was released in 2007 and proved to be a phenomenal success again. The album was released at No. 1 on the US 200 chart and became an international business success. She also went to films and played a leading role in the 2006 film, 'Smokin' Aces,' also featuring Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Andy García and Ray Liotta.
In the 2008 drama film 'The Secret Life of Bees,' Alicia Keys played the role of June Boatwright, based on the story of a 14-year-old girl hunted by her late mother’s memory. In 2009, she released the album 'The Freedom Element,' in which she left the classic soul music that dominated her previous albums. Characterized by a low-key mid-tempo sound, it mainly has ballads. It was a commercial success and positive reviews were received from critics.
She released "Girl on Fire" album in November 2012. It was a mixture of traditional songs and piano ballads, sometimes with references to marriage and motherhood. Although the album was a moderate success, its business performance was pale compared to the previous albums.
Who is Alicia Keys married to?
In 2008, the singer started dating rapper Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean). Kasseem was still divorcing his former wife, singer Mashonda Tifrere at the time. Alicia and Kasseem announced their commitment in May 2010 while waiting for their first child. In July 2010, Alicia married hip-hop artist and producer Swizz Beatz, and in October 2010, the couple welcomed their first child Egypt Daoud Dean. After four years in December 2014, the couple again welcomed their second son, Genesis Ali Dean. They are mainly based in Englewood, New Jersey.
How much is the Net worth of Alicia Keys?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Alicia Keys has a net value of $70 million. Keys has many streams of income outside singing. One way she made money is through the show ‘The Voice.’ She received $8 million per season. Keys also have product support.
Facts about Alicia Keys
She is the co-founder and Global Ambassador of ‘Keep a Child Alive’, a non-profit organization that provides HIV and AIDS medicine to African families. She also takes part in charity concerts on a regular basis to raise funds for several humanitarian reasons.
Alicia Keys Controversies
Keys made headlines after being charged with breaking up Swizz Beatz and Mashonda Tifrere’s six-year marriage. Keys and Swizz Beatz dated while he was married to Mashonda, which led his former wife to leave Twitter rants and talk about the alleged affair publicly.
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