Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Real Name/Full Name Alicia Augello Cook 
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Alicia Keys
Birth Place: Hell’s Kitchen, New York
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 January 1981
Age/How Old: 43 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches –  5′ 5”
Weight: In Kilograms – 55 Kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Craig Cook
Mother – Teresa Augello
Siblings: Clay Cook and Cole Cook
School: Professional Performing Arts School
College: Columbia University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Swizz Beatz
Kids/Children Name: Egypt Daoud Dean and Genesis Ali Dean
Profession: Singer and songwriter
Net Worth: $170 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Alicia Keys is not only a singer and a songwriter, but she is also a classically-trained pianist. By the age of 12 years, Alicia had been able to compose several songs and her talent in music was noticed by Columbia Records. And as a result, they signed an agreement when Alicia was just 15 years old.

However, things didn’t work so well for the two and therefore, she was forced to sign a contract with a different company known as Arista Records. It was at this point that she was able to release her first album Songs in a Minor and the rest is history.

Well, how well do you know about Alicia Keys? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Alicia Keys’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Alicia Keys to date.

Biography and Early Life

Alicia Keys was born on the 25th of January in 1981 and her birth names were Alicia Augello Cook. Her birth place is Hell’s Kitchen which is located in Manhattan, New York City. Alicia was lucky to be born by an actress (Teresa Augello) and hence, she was exposed to the media at a very young age. Her father was Craig Cook was a flight attendant. Unfortunately, her parents split up when she was 2 years old and hence, she was brought up by a single mum.

Although Alicia is the only child of Teresa Augello and Craig Cook, she has two young half brothers named Clay Cook and Cole Cook. Alicia is of Irish, African-American and Scottish descent and was brought up in a very rough neighborhood. Luckily, this worked in shaping the future of Alicia Keys in a positive way.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Alicia Keys in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Alicia Keys’s age is 43 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 25 January 1981. Though, she is 5′ 5” in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 121 lbs in Pound and 55kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Dark Brown.


As we have seen, Alicia Keys started off her music career at a very young age. For that reason, she talks very little about her school life. She first tasted the entertainment industry in The Cosby Show at the age of 4. She learnt music during her formative years which prompted her mum to send her to Professional Performing Arts School when she was just 12 years old. She graduated at the age of 16 years old and she became the valedictorian.

After graduating from high school, she joined Columbia University but she was too busy for school work. Therefore, she dropped out of school barely a month after admission and decided to put all her efforts in learning music.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Alicia Keys With Husband Swizz Beatz
Alicia Keys With Husband Swizz Beatz

Although Alicia Keys was brought up in a broken marriage and never had any relationship with her father when she was growing up, she didn’t give up on love. In 2006, she dated Kerry brothers Jr. This however didn’t go long as they later broke up after two years. In 2008, Alicia fell in love for the second time, and she started dating Swizz Beatz who is a rapper. Swizz was married but undergoing divorce in 2008 by the time they were meeting with Alicia.

Two years later, the two love birds felt it was time to get their relationship to another level and therefore they tied the knot in 2010. Alicia gave birth to their firstborn named Egypt Daoud Dean in 2010 and their second son Genesis Ali Dean in 2014.

Is Alicia Keys Lesbian?

Alicia Keys is definitely not a lesbian. The fact that she has been in two notable relationships and one that ended in marriage is enough prove. She also has two sons from her second marriage.

Professional Career

Alicia Keys is among the lucky few who were able to start their career at a very young age. What started as a hoppy has now become the career and source of livelihood for her. The first people to identify and appreciate her talent in music were Columbia Records but just as you would expect, they tried to exploit her and take advantage of her innocence. This didn’t auger so well with Alicia and therefore, they ended the contract.

Shortly after, she signed an agreement with Arista Records, and they helped her in a few things, but she still didn’t manage to record any album with them. Luckily, she met J Records and these are the ones that helped her release her first album titled “Songs in a Minor”. The first song on this album was titled “Falling” and it was able to reach Billboard Hot 100. Her second album was released in 2003, and it was titled “The Diary of Alicia Keys” and it contained songs like “If Ain’t Got You”, “You Don’t Know My Name@ and “Diary” among others.

Since then, the sky was the limit for her, and she released many more albums and hit songs. Some of them include: Unplugged, As I Am, No One, The Element of Freedom, Empire State of Mind, Girl on Fire among many others. She has also done several collaborations with famous singers like Jay-Z and Usher just to mention a few.


Looking at what Alicia Keys has been able to achieve over the years, you can be sure that her work has been highly appreciated over the years. This has not only earned her fame and a good income, but also several awards and nominations. Her first Album Songs In A Minor won her 5 Grammy Awards, The Diary of Alicia Keys won her a total of four Grammy Awards and the list is endless.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Alicia Keys in 2024

Alicia Keys Net Worth
Alicia Keys Net Worth

Your guess is as good as mine. Alicia has not only earned fame from her music, but she is also able to live a comfortable and wealthy lifestyle. As of 2024, her net worth has been estimated at $170 million which is expected to get even better with time.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • If you thought Alicia Keys had a smooth time growing up, then you are mistaken. She went through so much hardship due to the fact that her father left them when she was very young.
  • Apart from music, she has also been featured in various movies which include: The Nanny Diaries, Smokin’ Aces and The Secret Life of Bees.

Looking at Alicia’s life, we can agree that she is not only hardworking, but she is also very focused and self-disciplined. She was born and brought up in a very bad neighborhood that was full of criminal activities. However, instead of joining the rest and become a criminal like them, she chose to take a different path and focus more on her future. Today, we all admire her lifestyle and love her music because of the decision she made when she was young.


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