In 2010, VH1 included Keys on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

In May 2010, a representative for Keys and Swizz Beatz confirmed that they were engaged and expecting a child together.

During the time of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the couple took part of a union and had the unborn child blessed in a Zulu ceremony, which took place in the Illovo suburb of South Africa.

Keys and Swizz Beatz held a wedding celebration on the French island of Corsica on July 31, 2010. Keys gave birth to a son, Egypt Daoud Dean, on October 14, 2010 in New York City.