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Female Singers with current and past residences in NYC Female Singers with current and past residences in NYC
After the incredible performances and victories in top categories, The New York Times declared last night's Grammy Awards a time when "women took center stage." However, they have always done so in New York City. CityRealty takes a look at buildings that the most popular and powerful female singers currently reside in or have once called home.

Current Celebrity Resident: Ariana Grande
520-West-28th-Street- Ariana Grande via celebrityabc on Flickr; 520 West 28th Street via Corcoran
In the understatement of the century, 2018 was a particularly exciting year for pop star Ariana Grande. That extends to New York, where she moved into a five-bedroom apartment in Zaha Hadid's High Line-adjacent building. It was never confirmed whether she'd bought the apartment or was renting, but we do know that it measures 4,000 square feet and has a private terrace.

→ 6SQFT: Did Ariana Grande just drop $16M on a condo in Zaha Hadid's Chelsea building?

Current Celebrity Resident: Jennifer Lopez
432 Park (Macklowe Properties & CIM Group)
Less than a year after paying $15.315 million for an apartment in the tallest residential building in the Western hemisphere, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have put it on the market for $17.5 million. The three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home spans 4,000 square feet, but that's still too small for when their children from previous marriages are all together. The talented singer-actress is also selling her NoMad duplex penthouse at the Whitman for $27M.

→ 6SQFT: After less than a year, J.Lo and A-Rod put 432 Park apartment on the market for $17.5M

Current Celebrity Resident: Madonna
41 CPW (Carol E Levy Real Estate)
Madonna bought a $7.3M residence at this co-op building back in 2008, and although she's had plenty of drama with the co-op board - including filing a lawsuit against them that was eventually thrown out by a Manhattan judge - it seems like she's staying put. She called the 7th-floor unit, a “place I call home. It is there that I have my cherished personal effects and property such as artwork, paintings, sculpture, special furniture and the like.”

→ 6SQFT: Judge throws out Madonna’s lawsuit against Upper West Side co-op

Current Celebrity Resident: Taylor Swift
sugar loaf building (Google Street View)
Taylor Swift loves Franklin Street so much she bought two units and a townhouse! Her most recent purchase was a 3,540-square-foot unit on the second floor of 155 Franklin Street. It cost her $9.75M - bringing her total real estate purchase on this block to $47.7M.

→ 6SQFT: Taylor Swift buys yet another Tribeca property, spending $50M on a single block of real estate

Past Celebrity Resident: Alicia Keys
This Soho condo conversion has attracted celebrities from the time it opened in 2000, and 15-time Grammy winner (and recent host!) Alicia Keys was one of them. She and husband Swizz Beatz purchased the 6,000-square-foot penthouse from Lenny Kravitz for $12.75 million, and sold it for $15 million in March 2013. It offers a rare combination of ample privacy and oversized windows.

→ PURSUITIST: Alicia Keys sells luxury New York apartment for $15 million

Current Celebrity Resident: Mariah Carey
franklin tower (Irvine Realty Group)
Since 2001, the five-octave vocalist Mariah Carey has lived on the top three floors of Franklin Tower. Her home is reflective of her diva personality, with plenty of luxurious amenities, including a 38-foot-long master bath/spa, and an outrageous closet, which she showed off to Vogue last year.

→ VOGUE: Mariah Carey’s Closet Includes Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia, Louboutins Galore, and a Birkin From Floyd Mayweather

Current Celebrity Resident: Janet Jackson
Trump international Janet Jackson via
Back in 2014, Janet Jackson listed her Drumpf International pad for $35,000/month. She's still holding onto the unit (although doesn't spend much time there) and according to Page Six, Jackson even had the locks changed before she split with her billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana in 2017.

→ TRD: Janet Jackson lists Drumpf International pad for $35K a month

Former Celebrity Resident: Rihanna
129 Lafayette (Sotheby's International Realty)
Rihanna began renting the duplex penthouse at 129 Lafayette Street back in 2013 for a whopping $39,000/month, and of course, rent has skyrocketed since. The residence, which borders Chinatown, Little Italy, and Soho, is now on the market asking $16.95M.

→ 6SQFT: Buy Rihanna’s Chinatown penthouse for $17M

Former Celebrity Resident: Lady Gaga
40 CPS (Essential New York)
Lady Gaga's former penthouse at 40 Central Park South hit the rental market for $33,000/month in December last year. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex - which was also once home to Liza Minnelli and Lance Armstrong - was featured in Gaga's recent Netflix documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two.”

→ 6SQFT: Live like a star in Lady Gaga’s former Central Park South penthouse for $33K/month

Former Celebrity Resident: Beyonce
Unfortunately, 151 East 58th Street lost Queen Bey as a resident after she sold her three-bedroom apartment for $9.95M late last year. But she and her husband still own plenty of real estate, including an 8,000-square-foot residence at 195 Hudson Street, where they famously wed in 2008.

→ 6SQFT: Beyonce sells swanky Midtown apartment for $10M

Former Celebrity Residents: Judy Garland and Roberta Flack
Both iconic figures and talented singers, Roberta Flack and the late Judy Garland once resided in the prestigious Dakota co-op. Recently, power couple Eric and Stacey Bendet Eisner bought both of their homes, which were asking a combined $16.995M.

Former Celebrity Resident: Britney Spears
(Anchor Associates)
It's been several years, but Britney Spears once resided in this lovely Noho penthouse. She purchased it in 2002 for $3M and listed it in 2004, however, it didn't sell until 2006. The 4,400-square-foot apartment, which hit the market for $7.6 million at the beginning of 2016, recently returned as a $24,000/month rental.

→ 6SQFT: Britney Spears’ Former Noho Penthouse Returns As a $24K/Month Rental
Celebrity Photo Credits:
Jennifer Lopez: By dvsross ( [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Madonna: By chrisweger (Madonna Rebel Heart Tour 2015 - Stockholm) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Taylor Swift: Bby Eva Rinaldi (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0]
Mariah Carey: By SKS2K6 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Lady Gaga: By Lee Chu [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Beyonce: By Rocbeyonce [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Britney Spears: By Glenn Francis (Britney Spears) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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