Alicia Augello Cook Net WorthReal Name: Alicia Augello Cook
Date of Birth: 01/25/1981
Place of Birth: Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York
2017 Net Worth: $130 Million
2016 Earnings: $44 Million
Profession: Musician, actress, singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer
Alicia Keys Biography
Alicia Cook was born in January of 1981 in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan. Her parents separated when she was only 2 and she was raised by her mother. She made an appearance on The Cosby Show when she was 4. Her mother, who was a part time actress, sent her daughter to music, acting, and dance classes. She studied classical piano from the age of 7 and attended the Professional Performing Arts School when she was 12. Keys began writing her own songs when she was 14 and graduated at the age of 16 as valedictorian.
Keys left college to pursue her music career and after working a brief stint with Arista Records and Columbia Records, Keys signed with J Records. She released her debut album, Songs in A Minor, in 2001. This album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and has has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. This album was such as hit that Keys won 5 Grammy Awards. Her following albums, The Diary of Alicia Keys, then, As I Am, both debuted at number one on the USA Billboard 200 and both albums have achieved multi-platinum status. Keys has had 5 number one singles on the US R&B charts and at least 10 number one singles around the world.
Keys has even collaborated with other musical talents such as Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston. To date, Keys has won 87 awards including 12 Grammys, 10 Billboard Music Awards, and 13 NAACP Awards. Keys was named in 2010 as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by VH1. Keys is listed on the Recording Industry Association of America’s bestselling artists in America, with more than 15 million certified albums in the US and more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Keys has a current net worth of $130 million, which is sure to increase as she is currently working with Pharrell Williams on her 6th studio album.