A Woman's Worth

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"A Woman's Worth"
Single by Alicia Keys
from the album Songs in A Minor
Released February 12, 2002
Format Digital download, CD single, 12" maxi single
Recorded 2001
Genre Soul, Funk
Length 5:03 (album version)
4:13 (radio edit)
Label J
Writer(s) Alicia Keys, Erika Rose
Producer(s) Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys singles chronology
"A Woman's Worth"
"How Come You Don't Call Me"

"A Woman's Worth" is a song by American singer–songwriter Alicia Keys. A piano-driven soul ballad, it was written by herself and musician Erika Rose and produced by Keys for her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001).

The track was released as the album's second single in February 2002 following the worldwide success of her debut single the previous year, and became another top ten success for Keys in New Zealand and the United States, where it also reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The accompanying music video, directed by Chris Robinson, is a continuation of the "Fallin'" video and explored what happens when Keys' onscreen love interest gets released from prison and he tries to acclimate to society.

The clip was nominated for both Best R&B Video and Best Cinematography at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, while the song won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song in the same year.

Music video[edit]

The single's music video was directed by Chris Robinson and entirely shot in Brooklyn, New York.[1] Its plot continues from Keys' previous video for "Fallin'" which revolves around Keys' travel to her imprisoned boyfriend. "A Woman's Worth" picks up where the previous video left, depicting his release from prison and tries to acclimate to society.[2] The clip premiered on BET's 106 & Park on October 16, 2001.[1]

Live performances[edit]

At the 2002 Grammy Awards ceremony, Keys performed both "Fallin'" and a tango-influenced version of "A Woman's Worth". On June 26, 2011, at the BET Awards, Keys performed the song as a duet with Bruno Mars.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem (2001-10-15). "Alicia Keys Stands By Her 'Worth' As Radio Goes For 'Doe'". MTV News. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ Schumacher-Rasmussen, Eric (2001-07-17). "Alicia Keys Readies Next Single, Sees Remixes In Her Future". MTV News. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Alicia's Showstopping Performance At The BET Awards". Aliciakeys.com. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Amazon.com – Woman's Worth (Single, Enhanced, Import)". Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Amazon.com – Woman's Worth – Australia (Single, Import)". Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Alicia Keys – A Woman's Worth (CD) at Discogs". Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Alicia Keys – A Woman's Worth – swisscharts.com". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  8. ^ "Musicline.de – Alicia Keys – A Woman's Worth". Musicline.de (in German). Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  9. ^ "Single (track) Top 10 lista – 2002. 22. hét". Mahasz (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  10. ^ "Irish Top 50 Singles, Week Ending 21 March 2002". Chart-Track. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  11. ^ "Nielsen Music Control". Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. 
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts. 2002-03-24. Retrieved 2015-06-29. 
  13. ^ http://spanishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Alicia+Keys&titel=A+Woman%27s+Worth&cat=s
  14. ^ "Chart Stats – Alicia Keys – A Woman's Worth". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  15. ^ a b "Songs in A Minor > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  16. ^ "RIANZ Annual Top 50 Albums Chart 2002 (see "2002 – Singles")". RIANZ. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  17. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2002 Singles". ARIA. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 

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