What is Alicia Keys' net worth? Singer's $20M Razor House in California is inspired by Tony Stark's home

Keys and her producer husband Swizz Beatz paid $12.1M for a massive mansion in Englewood, New Jersey, in 2013 and this was earlier owned by Eddie Murphy


                            What is Alicia Keys' net worth? Singer's $20M Razor House in California is inspired by Tony Stark's home
Alicia Keys is also a bestselling author (Instagram/aliciakeys)
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Alicia Keys is all set to perform a medley of songs from her prized album on the Billboard Music Awards 2021, which will broadcast live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23.

Last year's BBMAs saw Keys perform 'Love Looks Better', a song from her upcoming album Alicia, which she will release in 2020. She has also won the BBMA nine times. In 2004, she had her best night at the BBMAs, winning seven awards including female artist of the year. Here's what's to know about how much the singer is worth, and it's a lot more than you think. 

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Alicia Keys performs onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

She learned piano as a child

Keys began singing since she was in kindergarten and started taking piano lessons as a child after a friend gave her an old piano. She was learning classical piano by the time she was seven years old. She would continue her classical music studies until she turned 18. She was also enrolled in the Professional Performing Arts School since the age of 12 where she took classes in music, dance, theater and choir.

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Through the youth organization Teens in Motion, Keys met manager Jeff Robinson when she was 13 years old. He became a mentor to her and introduced her to A&R executive Peter Edge, who helped her put together some song demos to showcase to label executives. Columbia Records eventually prevailed in the ensuing bidding war by offering her a $26,000 white baby grand piano.

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Her first single 'Fallin' debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2001. 'Songs in A Minor', her debut studio album, was released in June 2001 to widespread critical acclaim. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and went on to sell more than 6.2M copies in the US. Columbia Records had previously rejected some of the songs on the album. 

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Her many awards

At the 2002 Grammy Awards, Keys went on to win five Grammys in the following categories: Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best New Artist and Best R&B Album. Among other accolades, she also received two MTV Video Music Awards nominations, winning Best New Artist, six American Music Awards nominations, winning two, and eight Billboard Music Award nominations, winning Female Artist of the Year and New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year.

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Alicia Keys poses backstage during the 44th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center February 27, 2002, in Los Angeles, CA (Getty Images)

She's an actor and a writer

Keys also appeared in a number of films and television shows, beginning with the 2007 crime film 'Smokin' Aces' and continuing with 'The Nanny Diaries' in 2007 and 'The Secret Life of Bees' in 2008. Keys has also appeared on several reality music competition shows including 'The Voice' as a coach.

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Her abilities go beyond music and film. According to The New York Times, she's also a bestselling author who has written two books. 'Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics', a collection of poems and lyrics from the star's journals, was released in 2004. More recently, in March 2020, she published 'More Myself: A Journey', a memoir that debuted on The New York Times' bestseller list.

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Over the years, Keys has also served as a spokesperson for a number of companies. She starred in a Dove commercial micro-series promoting the brand's Go Fresh line in 2008. She also starred in an American Express commercial and signed a sponsorship deal with VitaminWater.


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What is her net worth?

Keys and her producer husband Swizz Beatz paid $12.1M for a massive mansion in Englewood, New Jersey, in 2013. Eddie Murphy used to own the 25,000-square-foot, 32-room home on 5.4 acres of land. The red-brick Georgian pad set behind gates and equipped with a high-tech security system is colossal, with 14 toilets distributed as 10 full and four half bathrooms.

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They previously owned a New York apartment, which they purchased from Lenny Kravitz for $12.75M in 2010 and sold for a small loss in 2013. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 'Empire State of Mind' singer, songwriter and actress has a net worth of $150M.

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Her house is inspired by Tony Stark's mansion

Keys and Swizz paid $20.8M in September 2019 for an opulent mansion in La Jolla, California. The jagged, sweeping structure, made of concrete and glass, was listed for $30M last summer before being reduced to $24.995M. The three-story structure was designed by architect Wallace E Cunningham to complement the dramatic landscape that surrounds it, the Los Angeles Times reported. The modernist home hugs the side of a cliff and takes in sweeping views thanks to its cantilevered base. The house, nicknamed Razor House, was inspired by Tony Stark's Razor Point mansion in 'Iron Man', according to Mansion Global.

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The 2021 Billboard Music Awards is set to premiere on May 23, at 8 pm ET.