Alicia Keys Gives Birth Over the Weekend

Courtesy of Vibe Magazine
Courtesy of Vibe Magazine

Music power couple Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys had a baby boy on Saturday, December 27th. Their bundle of joy, Genesis Ali Dean, weighs 6 pounds and 5 ounces. Both Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz made their baby announcement on social media, “The joy of joy is joy!! It’s a boy. We are so grateful!!” The multiple Grammy Award winning singer and the platinum producer have been married since 2010.

The couple’s first son, Egypt Daoud, is 4 years old. Alicia Keys mentioned in an interview last month that Egypt is looking forward to being an older brother. This is Alicia Keys’ second child, and Swizz Beatz’s fifth child. He has 3 kids from previous relationships. Child birth has not slowed the R&B singer and songwriter down. After giving birth to her son Egypt in 2010, Alicia Keys recorded a song with rapper Eve titled, “Speechless.” The song was dedicated to her son Egypt. 

After the rerelease of her album, Songs in A Minor, Alicia Keys launched a four-city promotional tour. The tour, entitled, Piano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys, took place in Europe and North America. Keys also made her directorial debut with the short film, Project Five. She also co-produced the Broadway premiere of Stick Fly. In 2012, Alicia Keys released her fifth album, Girl on Fire. Although the album didn’t fair well on the charts, the title track, “Girl on Fire” featuring Nicki Minaj, was a top 10 hit on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs. 2012 continued to be a busy year for Keys, and she signed an endorsement deal with Reebok. The deal allowed her to collaborate with Reebok on her own shoe collection.

Alicia Keys announced she is working with Pharrell Williams on her sixth studio album. The album is set to be released in 2015. In a recent interview, Keys described her new album as aggressive. One of the songs from the new album is entitled “Killing Your Mother.” Along with her singing career, Alicia Keys is also the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive. The non-profit organization provides medicine to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa.

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