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Female Singers with current and past residences in NYC Female Singers with current and past residences in NYC
On Sunday, February 4, 2024, the 66th Annual Grammy Awards will recognize outstanding recordings, compositions, and artists from October 2022 to September 2023, as selected by The Recording Academy members. The event will take place at the Arena in Los Angeles, with Trevor Noah hosting for the fourth time.
This year, women will take center stage as they dominate all the top categories. Only one male artist, Jon Batiste, is nominated for Record, Album, or Song of the year. Taylor Swift, this decade's cultural powerhouse with her chart-topping album "Midnights" and a record-breaking tour projected to gross over $2 billion, leads with six nominations. Having already won 12 Grammys and earned 52 nominations, Swift could become the first artist to win Album of the Year four times, currently tied with Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon at three victories.
Expecting an extraordinary night of performances and victories for female artists, CityRealty rounds up NYC buildings that some influential female singers and musicians have once or currently call home, in addition to current availabilities in each property.

2 Availabilities from $3.85M - $9.38M

Celebrity Renter: 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?

520 West 28th Street, #27 (Corcoran Group)

15 Availabilities for $5.75M - $68M

Celebrity Resident until 2019: 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 Mansion; it is back on the market for $24.99 million.

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

432 Park Avenue, #66A (Corcoran Group)

1 Availability for $17.9M

Celebrity Resident until 2022: Madonna
41 CPW (Carol E Levy Real Estate)
Madonna bought a $7.3M residence at this co-op building back in 2008, and got off to a warm start, calling the seventh-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.” But after years of drama with the co-op board - including filing a lawsuit against them that was eventually thrown out by a Manhattan judge - she moved out in 2022. That story might have been overshadowed, though, by the illegal "No Parking" signs she posted outside her Upper East Side mansion.

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

Harperley Hall, #11A (Compass)

No Availabilities

Former Celebrity Resident: Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift Cornelia Street 23 Cornelia Street (The Corcoran Group); Taylor Swift (Toglenn (Glenn Francis) - This file has been extracted from another file, CC BY-SA 4.0,
While Taylor Swift's Lower Manhattan apartment was being renovated, she rented a five-story carriage house turned luxury mansion in the heart of Greenwich Village with an indoor pool, drive-in garage, and roof terrace. She was only there for a few months, but that was enough time to immortalize it in a hit song. It was listed in summer 2023, but is off the market now.

→ 6SQFT: "Cornelia Street" townhouse once rented by Taylor Swift asks $17.9M

1 Availability for $10.95M

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 forthcoming Broadway producer!) 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

The Loft, #5B (Compass)

No Availabilities

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

13 Availabilities from $715K - $27.5M

Former Celebrity Resident: Janet Jackson
Trump international Janet Jackson via
In 1998, Janet Jackson purchased a high-floor home at what was then Trump International for $2.8 million. Nearly 25 years later, she put it on the market for $8.995 million. In a statement to The Wall Street Journal, she said, "I always treasured my home’s wonderful location and the breathtaking views that capture the magic and excitement of New York [but] it's time for someone else to enjoy it and make new memories." The apartment sold for $8.8 million in August 2022.

→ CityRealty: Notable Sales: Janet Jackson and Ellie Kemper sell Upper West Side apartments

One Central Park West, #47BC (OFFICIAL)

No Availabilities

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, went on the market asking $16.95M in October 2017; it has been on and off ever since.

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

8 Availabilities from $4,400/month

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 2017. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex - which was also once home to Liza Minnelli and Lance Armstrong - was featured in her acclaimed Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two.

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

40 Central Park South, #5HI (Essential New York Real Estate LLC)

Three Availabilities from $11.995M - $19.9M

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 in fall 2017. But she and Jay-Z 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

One Beacon Court, #PH55W (Sothebys International Realty)

No Availabilities

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. In early 2018, 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

The Silk Building, #PH1104 (Corcoran Group)

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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Content Editors Michelle Mazzarella and Ondel Hylton Michelle is a contributing writer and editor for real estate news in New York City. Ondel is a lifelong New Yorker and comprehensive assessor of the city's dynamic urban landscape.