- Birthday1st Jan, 70
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
Alicia Keys is an American R&B singer who started playing the piano at the age of seven. She passed out from the reputed Professional Performing Arts School at the age of 16. Her first album Songs in a Minor was a huge commercial success and it sold more than 12 million copies across the world. The album also fetched her five Grammy Awards the following year. Her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, created much hype but did not achieve the same success as the debut album. However, the album won four Grammy awards in 2005. Keys have appeared in a number of TV series including the hit series 'Charmed'. Her debut film was Smokin' Aces. Alicia Keys is one of the best selling artists of all time. Her last album released in 2009 - The Element of Freedom - and it topped the charts in UK.
Keys is one of the best known African American artist in the United States. It is said that she makes tons of cash per year. In fact, her reported earnings are $29,400,000 per year which comes to around $122,500 per day. She lives in New York city with her family and owns a penthouse there. Though her net worth has been set $60 million, very little information could be gathered about her wealth. This could be due to the fact the she lives a controversy free peaceful life. However, many people have spotter her driving her favorite red Lotus Evora sports car.
Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz sent the media into a frenzy when they declared the 6167 sq ft triplex from Lenny Kravitz in 2010. They reportedly paid a staggering sum of $14.5 million. The penthouse had five bedrooms, four bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen and, would you believe it, as many as four 'powder' rooms. The terrace spreads over 3000 sq ft and Alicia was very excited with her new purchase. The automated entertainment system and a wine cellar was also present in the house. Alicia is also the co-founder of Keep a Child Alive which is a NGO for the HIV affected families in Africa. She has also donated handsomely to Frum tha Ground Up which is again a not-for-profit organization.
In the middle of 2009 Alicia Keys and record producer Swizz Beatz announced that they were romantically involved. A year later they were expecting a child together. The couple got married in July 2010 in Corsica, a French island. She gave birth to a son in New York. Though they now live happily the initial years of courtship were rocked by allegations that Alicia was behind the break-up of the first marriage of her husband. She was even branded as a 'home wrecker' by the media. However, she kep her cool and showed great dignity in remaining silent. The whole episode is behind now and everything is at peace.
- I'd rather not have anything than be a liar.
- I'm not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I'm thick. I like my body.
- I always want to stay focused on who I am, even as I'm discovering who I am.
- 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 love the written word so much, I know it's gonna flow naturally.
Family & relationships
- Swizz Beatz Husband
- Egypt Daoud Dean son
NYC Penthouse is a stunning property of Alicia Keys and her rockstar hubby Swizz Beatz. They bought this 6,167 square foot triplex from their fellow musician Lenny Kravitz for $12.75 million. At present, this NYC Penthouse is priced at $17.5 million.
Location: This stunning is located in the New York’s Soho district.
Accommodation: the NYC Penthouse’s living space of 6,167 square feet comprises of five luxurious bedrooms, hour powder rooms, four bathrooms and a master suit that features a private spa and a separate dressing area. The crib also has a floating glass staircase, a sprawling outdoor terrace, a fireplace encased in floor to ceiling marble, chandeliers galore, a state of the art Creston natural sound system and a wine cellar.
The most impressive feature of Alicia Keys Penthouse is its star studded history. Prior to Keys’ inhabitance, Kravitz also rented this apartment to Denzel Washington and Nicole Kidman.
- The living room
The living room area features hardwood flooring and a fireplace with a beautiful view of cityscape. The master suit features a personal spa surrounded by beige and brown tiles and duel nozzle shower.
- Floating glass Staircase
Apart from the indoor stairway, there is an exterior stairway that leads to second level of the property. In a room at the first floor, there is a Ducati motorbike stands in front of a huge portrait.
Neighborhood: Country Love was a neighbor of NYC Penthouse.
The dining place
The living area
Bubble Hill home
Actress Alicia Keys buys beautiful mansion of Eddie Murphy for $12 M. This house is arguably the most lavish house in New Jersey and has been listed several times in the past. The home, originally listed at $30 million, dropped to $22 million in 2007, then to $14.99 million last year and now to $12.75 million. The property has dropped a total price of $17 million.
Location: The mansion is located in Bubble Hill ,Englewood, New Jersey.
Accommodation: The mansion where Murphy lived with ex-wife Nicole and their five children is spread in 25,000 square feet. The house boasts 32 rooms 13 bathrooms, bowling alley, indoor and outdoor pools. The interior of the house is decorated in a very artistic way and the house also has professional recording studio. Outdoor of the house is decked with racquetball court, tennis court and a 5 car garage.
Neighborhood: New Jersey is home to many rich and famous people such as Andy Breckman, Brandon Jacobs and Bernie Worrell.
Fully outfitted child's nursery
The master suite
The living hall
Elegant swimming pool
Actress Alicia Keys buys beautiful mansion of Eddie Murphy for $12 M.
Bubble Hill home
Lotus Evora GTE
Alicia is often spotted on the streets of New York in a red Lotus Evora GTE which
she received as a birthday present from her hubby. The custom made Lotus Evore is
equipped with a modified 3.5 liter V-6 engine that creates 438 hp. The car also features
a six speed sequential automated gearbox. The interior looks plush with carbon fiber
seats that maximize passenger comfort. The car is estimated at $150,000 and has a top
speed of 185 mph. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds.
Alicia Keys drives Lotus Evora GTE
Luxury wrapped in style
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Alicia Keys stands in full support for the “Shriners Hospitals for Children”; a network of 22 hospital units in North America offering better-quality medical care free of cost to children. The first Shriners Hospital started in the year 1922 in Shreveport, LA, and the dignified network today includes 22 hospitals spread across United States, Canada and Mexico. The health system serves more than 800,000 children with pediatric medical care and offers world-class learning opportunities for the healthcare service professionals.
Aid Still Required
The talented singer offers support for the non-profit corporation “Aid Still Required”, which is committed to deal and take proper care of the unnoticed issues in society, along with providing concern and support for the victims of natural disasters. Aid Still Required lays special emphasis on environmentally-friendly programs, small business opportunities, proper schooling for kids and appropriate medical care for everyone. The charity group gathers funds for its projects by indulging celebrities and eminent athletes in its campaigns.
Youth Lifeline America
Alicia supports the nonprofit organization “Youth Lifeline America”, which is a certified and audited organization committed to educate the youth about precious life skills so that they can become more productive individuals in future. The association takes the help of and business professionals, celebrity athletes and entertainers to spread the skill awareness among the at risk youth. Founded by the Super Bowl Champion XXXIV, Roland Williams, Youth Lifeline America utilizes its resources to provide high-quality, efficient, cost free programs for the American youth.
Population Services International
Alicia Keys supports “Population Services International”, commonly known as PSI, which is a principal global health organization conducting programs targeting diseases like HIV, malaria, along with additional focus on child survival and reproductive health. PSI works in affiliation within the private and public sectors to provide life-saving clinical services and products, to serve the world’s most susceptible populations to lead healthier lives. Two of the PSI’s most prominent programs include Youth AIDS, which is an educational program, and Five & Alive, dedicated to save the lives of children under 5 years of age.
Christian Louboutin Artemis
At The Bernard B. Jacobs Theater Alicia was spotted carrying a Christian Louboutin
Artemis studded bag. This bag is a part of the Fall 2011 collection. It has some unique
features like snap-fastening flap front and internal patch pocket.
Ray-Ban 3025 Aviator
Probably everyone knows in Manhattan that when it comes to cool shades, Alicia
cannot trust anything except Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses. They are also known as Pilot
Shades and are easily recognizable by the dark, reflective lenses. The metals frames
come either with paddles or hook temples.
Hermes Birkin bag
Alicia does have a soft corner for cool looking handbags and one of his proud
possessions inlcude the 'Birkin' bag which is manufactured by ready-to-wear giant
Hermes. The brand has been named after the British born actress, Jane Birkin, who
was a long time resident of France.