Alicia Keys burst onto the scene with hits like “Fallin” and “You Don’t Know My Name” at the beginning of the millennium. She would eventually become the top selling artist for females of this era.
Her list is long of accolades that include 15 competitive Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards, and an award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and National Music Publishers Association. She has sold over 40 million albums and 35 million singles worldwide and was named by Billboard the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade. She placed tenth on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. VH1 included her on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and 100 Greatest Women in Music lists, while Time has named her in their 100 list of most influential people in 2005 and 2017.
Alicia Keys would also become a strong voice in the world of philanthropy using her star status to make a change in the world. Her husband Swizz Beatz would break the news to her about the following benchmarks.
Alicia Keys has become the #1 BIGGEST RIAA certified Female R&B artist of the millennium with 27.5 Million worldwide certified digital sales (USA) 20 Million Album Sales (USA) with Songs In A Minor album achieving 16 Million Worldwide Sales).
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He thinks I’m too humble but that’s just me. I’m grateful. I’m honored that you chose to connect with me and show me so much love!! Wow!! The most certified female R&B artist of the millennium????? I had to re-look up the word millennium!!! 🤯🤯🤯 deaammmmnnnn and just putting my humility to the side for a sec…20 million albums sales and 27.5 Million certified digital sales (US) 💥💥💥 just sayin’ 💁🏽♀️ But listen for real y’all, you are my heart! You are so important to me! So let’s keep dreaming big, and choosing love and being about each other cuz the world needs us BAD right now!!! And HATE can never win! We won’t let it! I love you all and I love my hubby for always helping me celebrate even when I’m just washing dishes around the house 💜💜💜👑👑👑 ALICIA album 🔥🔥🔥…. I’ll tell you when I’m ready 😂😂😂 cheers fam!! 🍷🍷🍷
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