About Alicia KeysAlicia Keys, real name Alicia Augello Cook, is a famous singer, songwriter and actress from the United States. Her debut album Songs in A Minor was released in 2001 and became an instant commercial success, selling over 12 million copies and making Alicia the best-selling R&B performer of the year. The following year this album garnered her 5 Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year Award for the single “Fallin” and Best New Artist Award. Alicia Keys net worth is currently estimated at $60 million.
Alicia was born in New York, in a family of Teresa Augello and Craig Cook. Her mother was an actress and a paralegal of Italian and Scottish ancestry, while her father was an African-American flight attendant. Originating from a racially mixed family Alicia was always able to relate to different cultures. Her parents divorced when Keys was still a toddler and her single mother raised the girl alone in a Manhattan’s neighborhood commonly known as Hell’s Kitchen.