Alicia Keys is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and actress. She is the first singer to receive five Grammy Awards at once after releasing her debut album, Songs in A Minor. Her hit album Girl on Fire earned her a 15th career Grammy Award in 2014 when it was named Best R&B Album. She has also won 17 NAACP Image Awards and has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide.
Alicia Keys was born on 25 January 1981, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Her birth name is Alicia Augello-Cook. She is the only child of Teresa Augello, a paralegal and part-time actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant.
Keys’ father is African-American and her mother is of Italian, Scottish and Irish descent. Her parents separated when she was two and she was subsequently raised by her mother during her childhood days in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. She has two younger half-brothers named Clay Cook and Cole Cook.
She enrolled at the Professional Performing Arts School at the age of 12. Alicia graduated from there as valedictorian at the age of 16. She is an American by nationality and is of mixed African-American, Italian-Sicilian, English, Irish, and Scottish ethnicity.
Keys began writing songs when she was 14 years old. In 1998, she signed with Arista Records. In 1999, she left Arista to join J Records. Her debut album, Songs in A Minor was released in 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002 and sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
Her sophomore album, The Diary of Alicia Keys was released in 2003. She released her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys in 2003. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and sold over 618,000 copies its first week of release. Since then, she has released numerous singles and albums.
Keys has won 15 Grammy Awards and 17 NAACP Image Awards. She has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. She made her film debut in Smokin’ Aces and also appeared in The Nanny Diaries and The Secret Life of Bees.
VH1 included her on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Time Magazine named her in their 100 lists of most influential people in 2005 and 2017. Since 2011, she appears as a coach in The Voice. Keys has a huge net worth of 70 million dollars.
Keys has been a part of controversies several times for her inappropriate tweets and Instagram picture. After getting criticisms, she deletes her offensive pictures and tweets. There are no rumors regarding her personal and professional life at present.
Alicia has a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 57 kg. Her hair color is black and eye color is dark brown. Her body measurement is 34-26-38 inches and wears a bra size of 32 B. She wears a shoe size of 6.5 US and a dress size of 6 US.
She is active on social media. She uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. Keys has over 31.3 million Facebook followers, over 29.8 million Twitter followers, over 13.3 million Instagram followers and over 2.9 million Youtube subscribers.
Alicia Keys is a married woman for a long time. She is married to the famous American hip hop recording artist Swizz Beatz. They got married on 31 July 2010. They together have two children named Egypt Daoud Dean and Genesis Ali Dean.
The couple has been married for over six years now and their relationship is going very well. Before her marriage, she was in a low-profile relationship with producer Kerry Brothers Jr. in 2006. She dated the famous singer Justin Timberlake in 2002.