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Alicia Keys Scores Fifth #1 Album

posted by Sista on November 29th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

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Alicia Keys’ string of number albums will continue on next week’s Billboard 200 thanks to news from music projection firm Hits Daily Double.

According to one sales receipts, HDD predicts ‘Girl On Fire’ will sell between 150,000 and 175,000 copies, easily landing in the number position.

And though first week sales for ‘Girl On Fire’ are significantly lower than they were for all of Alicia’s previous albums, the fact that she has scored her fifth straight number one will more than likely be record breaking and record tying.

Janet Jackson had five straight number one albums, but this feat was only achieved after having released two prior albums. Alicia could very well likely be the first female artist to have her first five albums go straight to number one. She might even be the first artist period to achieve such a feat.

Whatever the case, I’m sure Billboard will update us when the actual total is made public next Tuesday.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already bought Alicia’s ‘Girl On Fire,’ Amazon is good place to do it. They’re having a sale on all new albums released this week.

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13 Comments

  1. I think the numbers will be higher but either way this is a great album. I can listen to it from beginning to end and I haven’t done that with an album in quite a while. 101 is awesome and Fire We Make is my jam…Congrats AK!!!

  2. Alicia’s last album debuted at number 2.

    These numbers are extremely low for her, especially during the holiday season. R&B is really struggling in sales. I hope it gets a reprieve next year.

  3. the other etc etc

    The Element of Freedom came in at #2, so this is her fourth NON consecutive #1

  4. the other etc etc

    oops, Wohoo already said it.

    Anyway, the album is so-so. I love Alicia though so I’m rooting for her

  5. Well just fuck my whole article. I actually checked before I wrote this and somehow missed that the Element of Freedom came in at #2 and not #1.

    I guess Janet’s record is safe… until Beyonce’s next album comes out at least.

  6. good for her!

  7. I really can’t stand that Girl is On Fire song…grinds my gears…I think she’s lost the voice I used to like…meh

  8. Congrats to Alicia.

    I sincerely wish the best for our singers who are creating good music…even if i’m not the biggest fan of their work. Artistry should be recognized and rewarded. I think next year will be big for a number of singers.

  9. Terry in Toronto

    I like Alicia Keys but I’m glad Janet still has a record to hold on to even if there’s been no new music from her in a while.

    I’m not sure what it is but I’m not feeling Alicia like I used to. I ran out and bought her first three albums the day they dropped. This one I’m waiting to see if it grows on me.

  10. I’ll get this one. Her voice seems to be a little strained or something, but she does put out quality music. I just dont like it when it sounds like she’s screeching or whatnot.

  11. I’ve always been a fan of AK but this album is her worst. It is dry, boring, and it seems she just threw it together because RCA may have pushee her to get an Album out. The best song is the duet with Maxwell; and I also like “New Day” and the original verison of “Girl on Fire” that is being played on XM Heart and Soul. I fshe put this album out duringthe summer it wouldn’t have lasted a month on the charts. AK, I love you but you can and have to do better … much better !!!

  12. Man, my typing is awful this morning. let’s try this again:

    I’ve always been a fan of AK, but this album is her worst. It is dry, boring, and it seems she just threw it together because RCA may have pushed her to get an Album out. The best song is the duet with Maxwell; and I also like “New Day” and the original verison of “Girl on Fire” that is being played on the XM Heart and Soul channel. If she had put this album out during the summer it wouldn’t have lasted a month on the charts. AK, I love you but you can and have to do better … much better !!!

  13. Congratulations Alicia! :)