How much is Alicia Keys worth?
|Net Worth:||$160 Million|
|Date of Birth:||25 January 1981|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys was born on January 25, 1981. She is an American actress, composer, musician, singer, and pianist. Keys is a classically-trained pianist who began composing her own songs at the age of 12. Her talent was immediately recognized and she was signed by the popular label Columbia Records when she was just 15 years old. The multi-talented star began her career in 1996 and she is truly unstoppable.
As of 2020, Alicia has released 7 studio albums, headlined 8 tours, and appeared in hundreds of movies and television series. Thanks to her talent, she has received numerous accolades. 15 very competitive Grammy Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards, 17 NAACP image awards, and also an award from the “National Music Publishers Association” and “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. Among one of her accomplishments is also being named the “R&B artist of the 2000s decade” by Billboard.
We calculate Alicia Keys has a net worth of $160 million dollars, as of 2020.
How did Alicia Keys get so rich?
In 1996, Columbia Records approached Keys for a record deal and offered her $26,000, which she accepted. Immediately after that, she accepted a scholarship so she could study at the Columbia University. Things didn’t work out between Columbia Records and Keys and she left the label to sign to Artista Records in 1998. At the beginning of the 21st century, Keys sang the soundtracks of popular movies such as “Men in Black”, “Shaft” and “Dr. Dolittle 2”. Almost 5 years after she started singing professionally, Keys released her debut album “Songs in A Minor” in June 2001. The album was critically acclaimed and it included a lot of the material that was rejected by Columbia Records. The album was very successful and it debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 1. Thanks to the album, the talented singer was also nominated for six Grammy Awards and, in 2002, she tied Lauryn Hill’s record for most Grammy award wins for a female (solo) artist in just one year.
In 2003, Keys released her second album “The Diary of Alicia Keys”, which also received positive reviews by the media. It became one of the best-selling albums by a female artist and received many awards and nominations. Throughout the rest of her career, Keys went on to release five more studio projects all of which sold more than 400,000 copies in just a week. She embarked on just as many tours to promote her albums and toured all over the world.
Why is she so famous?
Alicia Keys is famous because she is multi-talented. She is an incredible singer and songwriter but also a fantastic actress, composer, and pianist. Born in 1981 in the “Hell’s Kitchen” neighborhood of New York City to a paralegal and a flight attendant. Her mother, who also worked as a part-time actress, is of Italian descent and her father is African American.
Keys had a passion for singing and music since her early childhood. At the age of 12, she was enrolled in the “Professional Performing Arts School” in Manhattan. At the art school, she took both dance, music, and theater classes, and she also majored in choir. Keys’ career slowly began in 1994 when she met the manager Jeff Robinson during her participation. 13 years old Alicia was participating in the youth organization of Robinson’s brother, which is how she met him. Because of her soulful singing and enticing performances of classical and contemporary music, Keys was also introduced to Peter Edge – the A&R records executive. Both Edge and Robinson were very influential in Keys’ decision to become a singer and they were keen on helping the singer develop her music career.
What makes her so successful?
Alicia Keys became successful because she was able to combine all of her skills and take advantage of each. In addition to her music career, Keys also participated in hundreds of television series, music awards, reality shows, and movies. Her very first television appearance was in 1985 when she was just 4 years old. Then, Alicia took part in “The Cosby Show”, portraying the character of Maria. 15 years later, she made sporadic appearances on television, like a role in the supernatural drama “Charmed”. Her first appearance as a musical guest was in 2001 at the Saturday Night Live.
After she gained a lot of popularity, Keys became a vocal part of the music industry. She appeared in various awards shows, and after receiving 16 Grammy Awards, she was asked to host one of the ceremonies. In February 2019, Keys hosted the 61st Grammy Awards and became the first woman to do so in over 14 years. Besides hosting, she also had a performance in which she played on two different pianos simultaneously. A year later, Keys was once again asked to host the Grammy Awards. She hosted the 62nd edition of the Grammy Awards and perfumed multiple times during the event.
But Alicia Keys is not only a musician and actress who has succeeded in both fields. She is a global ambassador of many non-profit organizations, she has participated in different concerts with cause and was featured in a lot of campaigns and protests. Besides being credited for influencing and inspiring many artists such as Adele and Rihanna, Alicia is often referred to as the “Queen of R&B” by the media outlets. Rolling Stone, VH1, and Billboard, among many others, cited Keys as one of the greatest artists of all time. Over the past 20 years, she also played an important part in the success of R&B and contemporary popular music.
Alicia Keys is a music icon that’s respected by millions of people from all over the world. Besides being one of the greatest R&B artists of all time, Keys has been an influential public figure that’s helped a lot of artists. She is listed on RIAA’s best-selling artists, selling more than 17 million albums and 22 million digital songs. What’s great about Alicia Keys is that she is using her popularity to help others. She is an activist and ambassador that’s used her voice to help many people from around the world. Whether it’s fundraising galas, donations, concerts with cause, protests, or organizations, Alicia Keys is known for supporting others when they need it the most.