"A Woman's Worth" is a song by American singer–songwriter Alicia Keys. A piano-driven soul and a contemporary R&B ballads, it was written by Keys and Erika Rose and produced by Keys for her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001). The song was released as the album's second single in February 2002 following the worldwide success of her debut single the previous year. It became another top ten success for Keys in 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.

"A Woman's Worth"
Alicia Keys - A Woman's Worth - CD single cover.jpg
Single by Alicia Keys
from the album Songs in A Minor
ReleasedFebruary 12, 2002
FormatDigital download, CD single, 12" maxi single
Recorded2000
Genre
Length5:03 (album version)
4:13 (radio edit)
LabelJ
Songwriter(s)Alicia Keys, Erika Rose
Producer(s)Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys singles chronology
"Fallin'"
(2001)
"A Woman's Worth"
(2002)
"How Come You Don't Call Me"
(2002)

Music videoEdit

The single's music video was directed by Chris Robinson and shot entirely 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.[1] The clip premiered on BET's 106 & Park on October 16, 2001.[1][2]

Live performancesEdit

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]

Track listings and formatsEdit

PersonnelEdit

Charts and certificationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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