Alicia Keys Celebrates Newfound Independence From Sony Alicia Keys is on her own! The R&B queen recently mentioned in a Twitter Spaces chat, which included JAY-Z, that she had completed her contract with Sony, her label of 20 years. Her latest album, KEYS completed her contract and she received high praise from HOV. “Congratulations, first of all, that’s an accomplishment,” Jay-Z said. “The fact that you were signed to a label for twenty years is an amazing thing in itself, but the fact that you were able to complete your contract, not many people have been afforded that.
That rarely happens for someone to maintain relevance through a contract like that.” During her tenure at Sony, Alicia reached the number one spot on the Billboard 200 with four of her five albums. Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Keys as the female R&B act of the millennium, with 20 million certified albums and 27.5 million singles. What is your favorite Alicia Keys album?