Alicia Keys has remained a top artist in the R&B category since her 2001 Grammy Award-winning debut Songs In A Minor. She was signed to Sony at the time, now 20 years later she is an independent artist.
Throughout her career, Alicia has been a major force who delivered #1 hits and char-topping albums regularly. In this journey, her songs were backed by Sony, now more than two decades later, she is free of her contract with her longtime label home, Sony.
In Genius‘ Twitter Spaces chat where Jay-Z proclaimed no one could touch the stage with him in a VERZUZ. Keys revealed there, she is an independent artist now and got praise not only from Hov but from her husband, Swizz Beatz as well.
On Dec. 23, Swizz shared a photo of Keys on Instagram wishing her success. He thanked everyone who supported Keys in her “20 years of greatness.” Upon hearing the news in the Spaces chat, Hov gave Keys flowers and said being signed to a record label for 20 years is an amazing thing in itself, but completing the contract is something not many people can afford.
During her partnership with Sony, Keys delivered hits after hits. Four of her first five albums, including a 2005 Unplugged album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. In 2020, she was honored by the RIAA as most certified female R&B act of the millennium.
The singer has 20 million certified albums and 27.5 million singles. Her latest album, KEYS is out featuring Pusha T, Swae Lee, Lil Wayne, Khalid, Lucky Daye and more. You can stream her album below.
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