Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Alicia Keys is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her career breakthrough in music happened as she released Song in A Minor (2001) debut album that met commercial success and critical praises.

She has released other eight studio albums since. Alicia has sold more than 90 million records globally, cemented her status as one of the best-selling music artists in the world.


Alicia Keys started her love for music when she was a child. She performed at her school production and received lessons in classical piano.

Her career began when a music manager Jeff Robinson discovered her. He brought Alicia to sign a contract with Columbia Records. She co-wrote a soundtrack for the movie Men in Black.

However, she moved to J Records. she performed her debut single on Oprah Winfrey’s show titled Fallin in 2001 and it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

She also released her debut album called Songs in A Minor in the same year and it had sold over 6 million copies worldwide.

It led her to win five awards at the 2002 Grammy Awards. Some of them are Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, and Best New Artist.

In 2007, she made her movie debut in the Smokin’ Aces, along with Ben Affleck.

The next year, she starred in The Secret Life of Bees and earned a nomination from NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding Supporting Actress.

Throughout her career, she had received many reputable awards, such as BET Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards.

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  • Full name: Alicia J. Augello-Cook
  • Stage name: Alicia Keys
  • Nickname: Lellow
  • Born: January 25, 1981, in New York City, New York, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
  • Education: Professional Performing Arts School
  • Hobbies: Cooking and watching movies
  • Facebook: @aliciakeys
  • Twitter: @aliciakeys
  • Instagram: @aliciakeys
  • TikTok: @aliciakeys
  • YouTube: Alicia Keys Official

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 57 Kg (126 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Dark brown
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Body Measurements: 34-25-37 (Bust -34, Waist -25, and Hips -37 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 6.5 (US)
  • Dress Size: 6 (US)


  • Father: Craig Cook  
  • Mother: Terria Joseph
  • Brother: Cole Cook
  • Sister: –
  • Children: Egypt and Genesis

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Kerry Brothers Jr. 

Alicia had been maintaining a private, long-term relationship with her close friend and collaborator, Kerry Brothers Jr., since the early of her career.

They started off as a musical partners in midst-1990s. Together, the pair co-wrote and co-produced numerous songs from several of her early albums.

Unfortunately, the relationship ended in 2008 for unknown reasons.

Swizz Beatz

She met Swizz, who’s a hip-hop artists producer, in NYC around the 1990s, while both of them were still teenagers.

The pair reunited in 2008 as they worked together on a music project. Their romance began blooming there.

The couple got married in 2010. Since then, they have welcomed two sons, named Egypt and Genesis. Their family also live with children from his previous relationship, namely Kasseem Jr., Prince Nasir, and Nicole.

Net Worth

According to multiple sources, Alicia’s net worth is estimated to be between $130 million and $150 million.

She earned her income primarily from her successful career as a music artist. She has named amogs the world’s top-selling musicians, by selling more than 90 million records around the world.

Real Estate

In 2010, she and her husband purchased an apartment in NYC from Lenny Kravits for $12.75 million. The apartment was sold for slightly less three years later.

The couple purchased a massive mansion located in Englewood, NJ, for $10.4 million in 2013. The house is said to have 32 tooms. They later purchased an adjoining property for $1.7 million two years later.

The Englewood mansion then was listed on the market for $14.9 million in 2015, before listed again for $9.9 million in 2016. Eventually it was sold in April 2022 for $6 million.

The couple purchased a huge mansion in La Jola, California, for $20.8 million in 2019.

In 2021, they sold their Phoenix house for $3.1 million.


  • Beaches and Set It Off are her favorite movies.
  • Bianca Jagger is her inspiration for fashion style.
  • Alicia loves blue and purple.
  • Her go-to book is The Island Beneath the Sea written by Isabel Allende.
  • John Mayer and Mariah Carey are her good friends.
  • She started playing piano when she was 7.
  • When she was 14, she wrote her initial song.
  • At the age of 16, she enrolled at Columbia University but dropped out.
  • People magazine mentioned Alicia as Breakthrough Stars in 2001.
  • She won four categories at the 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
  • Following the 9/11 attacks, Alicia performed a benefit concert.
  • The next year, People magazine also listed her in its 50 Most Beautiful People list.
  • She also co-founded a nonprofit organization for the HIV/AIDS community with Leigh Blake in 2004.
  • In 2005, FHM magazine placed Keys #95 in the 100 Sexiest Women in the World list.
  • Alicia performed at Lice 8 concerts to raise awareness of Africa poverty.
  • In 2010, she married an American hip-hop artist Swizz Beatz.
  • His first son, Egypt Daoud Dean, was born in the same year.
  • Time magazine listed her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2017.
  •  Variety awarded her as Power of Women in 2018.
  • In 2019, Alicia won the Innovator Award from iHeartRadio Music Awards.
  • The Girl on Fire singer hosted the 2019 and 2020 Grammy Awards.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • Let Me In (2016), as Zara
  • Jem & The Holograms (2015), as herself
  • Girl Rising (2013), as Narrator
  • The Secret Life of Bees (2008), as June Boatwright
  • Alicia in Africa: Journey to the Motherland (2008), as herself
  • The Nanny Diaries (2007), as Lynette
  • Smokin’ Aces (2007), as Georgia Sykes

TV Series

  • Empire (FOX ⏐ 2015), as Skye Summers
  • The Proud Family (Disney Channel ⏐ 2003), as herself (voice)
  • American Dreams (NBC ⏐ 2003), as Fontella Bass
  • The Cosby Show (NBC ⏐ 1985), as Maria (Alicia Cook)


“Failure isn’t an option. I’ve erased the word ‘fear’ from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can’t fail.”

“I’m not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I’m thick. I like my body.”

“I’m a very positive person, but this whole concept of having to always be nice, always smiling, always happy, that’s not real. It was like I was wearing a mask. I was becoming this perfectly chiselled sculpture, and that was bad. That took a long time to understand.”

“The element of fire to me is very powerful because of what it symbolizes, how it symbolizes a strength. It symbolizes something that’s unstoppable. You can’t get through it, you know.”

“Maturity and experience are part of my liberation.”

“Soul music is timeless.”

“Simplicity makes me happy.”

“We are all one. We’re not as separate as we oftentimes think.”

“I’ve learned that while I’d be a fool not to stay open to the advice and experiences of the smart, amazing people in my life, I also need to listen to what I have to say.”

“My mixed-race background made me a broad person, able to relate to different cultures. But any woman of colour, even a mixed colour, is seen as black in America. So that’s how I regard myself.”

“There’s too much darkness in the world. Everywhere you turn, someone is tryin’ to tear someone down in some way; everywhere you go, there’s a feeling of inadequacy, or a feeling that you’re not good enough. I want to bring a certain light to the world.”

“I really like to live my life in a low-key fashion.”

“My mom is definitely my rock.”

“If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want – I go to the bathroom.”

“I always want to stay focused on who I am, even as I’m discovering who I am.”

“To be able to help a 13-year-old kid from the Bronx follow her dreams just by letting her know she’s not forgotten in this crazy world – that’s why I got involved with Frum Tha Ground Up.”

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1. The black suit makes her look masculine

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2. This sporty look is fresh!

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3. Alicia is always passionate about music

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4. What are you thinking, Alicia?

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5. Her side profile is amazing!

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Alicia Keys’ hard work has been paid off. It is because she has always been true to her musical identity.