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When Alicia Keys (née Alicia Augello Cook) first hit the national stage in 2001 with her debut album Songs in A Minor, she embodied retro chic.Styled in beaded cornrows, flowing scarves, and flared hip-huggers, she burst onto the music scene like a pop send-up of the ’70s jazz multi-instrumentalist Patrice Rushen.Her 2003 album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, catapulted her to further stardom, buttressed by what The Guardian termed an “inoffensive” image.Movie roles — in Smokin’ Aces, The Nanny Diaries, and The Secret Life of Bees — soon followed.Alicia Keys net worth: Alicia Keys is a singer, songwriter and actress who has a net worth of 0 million.That is a combined net worth between Alicia and her husband, producer Swizz Beatz.Keys began her set with 2007’s “Superwoman,” a girl-power jam intended to inspire Clinton’s base.
(In a 2006 episode of The Office, Michael Scott, a caricature of white fragility, bragged about attending a Keys concert.) In 2002, SF Gate called her a “critical and commercial sweetheart.” Songs in A Minor went on to sell more than 6 million copies in the US and garnered Keys five awards at the 2002 Grammys, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, and Best R&B album.
An uneasy sex symbol, Keys’ early career was marked by gay rumors that were seemingly exacerbated by the singer’s decision not to publicly discuss her romantic life (in early 2012, queer musician Syd tha Kid reignited those claims).
But it turned out Keys was in a long-term, quasi-secret relationship with her musical collaborator Kerry “Krucial” Brothers.
After that ended, Keys began dating Swizz Beatz (born Kasseem Dean), a prolific hip-hop producer known for his work with Beyoncé, Jay Z, and DMX in 2008.
The problem was, he was still legally married to R&B singer Mashonda Tifrere.Mashonda wrote that Keys “assisted in destroying a family” in a 2009 open letter to Keys that she published on Twitter.