Alicia Keys Tops Celine Dion

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys will once again be at the top of the charts when her new CD, As I Am, debuts at #1 on next week’s album chart. On the strength of her hit single, No One, As I Am will possibly have sales as high as 550,000 according to Hits Daily Double, easily beating out Celine Dion’s new CD, Taking Chances, which should come in at #2 with sales of about 250,000- maybe more. If you guys remember we discussed who would top the charts as Celine, Britney Spears and Alicia were all due to go head to head before Jive moved up Britney’s release date by a week. Many of you thought Britney would easily win but I knew better. Britney has lost all sexual appeal which is what her career was built upon and poor Celine has been doing Vegas for the past five years- in other words she has been outta sight and outta mind. Alicia on the other hand built her career solidly- on her talent- and though she wasn’t in the news every other week, she did keep her fans attention by doing two movies during her down time.

Alicia is a great example of how to do things right. She is hardly the “IT” girl on the music scene but she consistently tops the charts and sales more albums than many females who get twice her press. Congrats to her on yet another #1 album- it’s her 4th.

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  1. finally thank you brown sista can we get an alicia keys categorie?
    i love this young lady i’m watching a target commercial featuring her yesterday i stayed in front of the tv during “รค shot at love with tila tequila” because in commercial breaks you could hear her sing it is so beautiful to hear someone so much in love with their art she inspires me for real alicia you’re one of the people that makes me say” god thanks you for making me black ” love you alicia keys thank you for touching my soul i’ll get the cd/dvd at target tomorow sista :bowdown:

  2. Nice! I consider Alicia Keys one of the true artists around today. She focuses on her music, is a talented writer, and has a wonderful voice. She doesn’t need all that extra glitter and gloss to be successful. I saw that Target commercial, too. Very Pretty and Very Well done. Go Alicia!

  3. Topping Celine Dion? She is DEFINITELY THE HOTTEST CHICK IN THE GAME.

    UNSTOPPABLE.

    Alicia is on top of the world, this is her time!!!

    Go ‘head woman!

  4. GO ALICIA SHE IS DOING THE DAMN THING LIKE ALWAYS. I LIKE HOW SHE COME OUT DO HER THING AND THEN SHE CHILL. SHE DO NOT NEED TO BE IN THE LAME LIGHT ALL THE TIME. ABOUT A YEAR AGO I WAS LIKE I MESS ALICIA BUT HERE SHE IS BIGGER AND BETTER GO GIRL.

  5. Congrats to her and her album, man it’s awesome. I see the growth! Loving it! :brownsista:

  6. :banana: I went to Target last night to get the CD and it was sold out. They gave me a rain check. I knew then that she would be taking the number 1 spot. Congrats Alicia, :bowdown: but ship out some more copies so I can get one.

  7. I KNEW A.KEYS WOULD TOP THE CHARTS. THE SINGLE NO ONE IS REALLY A GOOD SONG,IT IS REALLY A CROSSOVER HIT. HER ALBUM IS SO THE BUSINESS RIGHT NOW. :iagree:

  8. [quote comment=”15889″]Nice! I consider Alicia Keys one of the true artists around today. She focuses on her music, is a talented writer, and has a wonderful voice. She doesn’t need all that extra glitter and gloss to be successful. I saw that Target commercial, too. Very Pretty and Very Well done. Go Alicia![/quote]

    Amen! I’m so happy for her.

  9. That is good. I needed my AK “fix”. A.Keys will probably be around for a long long time because she isn’t too big or too commercial. She is certainly a force to be recond with (spelling… I know). She reminds me of Jagged Edge and The O’ Jays. You rarely see them outside of album promotions but when you do you remember why you love them.

    Oh yeah… poor Celine? poor Celine? This chick is so respected by white america and devoted fans that her Las Vegas shows sell out almost every performance (more bankable). In addition to that, she is filthy rich not to mention being able to put out an album without any promotions and sell 250K (when artist arent really selling records). There is no reason to feel sorry for Celine, she is going to be alright.

    Poor Kelly… I can see

  10. Of course AK will be number one in the US.
    What surprises me is when you go to Walmart, all the Celine CDs were sold out that first day! Again this is all prediction.

    What people don’t know is Celine Dion is a megastar. Overall she will always end up being number one. She has sold almost 200 millions albums (Not counting her French ones) and one of her French albums has sold more than the 2 Beyonce albums combined. In fact, I just read that it’s the best selling non-english album of all time. So don’t feel sorry for her, she won’t be number one this week but she will remain on the charts longer and at the end of the year, she will end up number one, as everything this woman does. I don’t even think she cares if she ends up number one. Cmon, her European world tour for next year is almost sold out already. I tried to get tickets for Sep 08 in DC and the cheapest cost $150. Then I checked R. Kelly’s concert for next week, the most expensive ticket is $65. So don’t feel sorry for her. She is a legend and honestly (withouth hating), any artist would like to have a career like hers.

    Good for AK to be number (this week) but honestly, there’s no comparison between Celine Dion and anybody else. Celine is not driven by numbers. She has nothing to prove and USA is not the only country in the world. She will number one in a lot of country, as always.

    And do people forget that week one is not even over yet?

  11. :iagree: :brownsista: :dance2: :dance1: ……….am so happy for her, am glad people can see the difference between real talent i just appreciate that soo much! and as soon as i get money am goin to grab her C.D ASAP….holla-4rom Canada …love u keys! :bowdown: :banana:

  12. and as for Celine…lol am just naturally obsessed with her songs so def she goona be on top her game! i mean it Celine dion…she always will be #1…both of this women are true talent so i have no problem with anyone of them been on top…its more like a blessing to me. :thumbsup: :booty:

  13. She deserves it! That CD is fiyah. That is a bad girl! I love every song! And her live perfromances are RIDICULOUSLY good!

    Go AKEYS!!!

  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE A. KEYS. THE ALBUM IS SOOOOO HOT !! :thumbsup:

  15. Coco:
    I see a little Stanish behavior in your critique of Celine.

    But I listened to both CD’s and on this one AKeys got Celine – Celine tries to hard to be hip and in – she should stick to what she does best and that is ballads. So no hate on Celine but just congratulate AKeys without explaining why Celine is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    wonderful. We know this, people have been sure to note it since the Titanic! :dance2: :dance2:

  16. I love the Alicia Keys album. As for Celine Dion, there is no comparison between her and any other female singer out there. I didn’t buy her album but even if she doesn’t debut at number 1, she will still sell more in the long run.

  17. WHO’S CARES ABOUT CELINE DION….IT’S ALICIA KEYS TIME TO BE IN THE LAME LIGHT NOW…MUCH RESPECT :bowdown:

    (now i just gotta fine a way to come up with some money to buy the CD.) ๐Ÿ™
    can i get a AMEN!

  18. good for her!! :thumbsup: I respect artist who can play an instrument. That takes hard work and dedication. She deserves every penny.

  19. Go Alicia :dance2:

    Suprise this site doesn’t have her new video up. Its with Common and its FIYAAAAAAAAAAH!

  20. :thumbsup: I am so happy that alicia will reach #1 4 times in a row. She deserves it, the CD is fiyah from top to bottom! I usually go to best buy but I got the CD/DVD from Target, the commercial is well done and Alicia looks classy and beautiful in each shot. She really grew as an artist and tried new sounds and pulled every last one of them off! Of course Celine is a great artist but like Alicia says on The Thing About Love “It’s my time to shineeeeeeee”

    Not only will this CD sell the first week but I look for it to stay steady because there are so many great songs on the CD and Like You’ll Never See Me Again hasn’t gotten as big as it will get! That song and video are great works!

  21. Congrats Alicia for taking the #1 spot in week number one. I still believe that comparing Celine Dion to Alicia Keys is like comparing apples to oranges. They’re different in style, age, fans and there’s no comparison. Celine Dion has always been a slow starter but in the long run, it looks like she always ends up being number one so… Good job for beating her this week but when you beat her record of “Best selling female artist of all time” then, that would be a big accomplishment.

    Still go AKeys. There’s nothing bad about being number one, even if only last one week.

  22. i’m positive that she will stay on top she once again touch a lot of people’s soul nd i dnt think that’s gonna change :thumbsup: ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Like I said in the past, at the end of the day, Alicia Keys will be the one to gain longevity in this business. Her music and lyrics will stand the test of time. She has proved that you donโ€™t need over hype, over exposure and over saturating of the market to get the public to notice you or embrace your work. What a classy lady.

  24. she deserves it. I love her and that album. she did a great job. it’s an album not just a bunch of songs.

  25. :bowdown: KUDOS to Alicia Keys :bowdown: . Everyone knows how talented you are and that you deserve congrats for your accomplishments. You were born with talent, but you had to work hard to develop your talent and then work harder to make the public aware of the musician and singer…Alicia Keys! :dance: As a fan of Alicia Keys :brownsista: , I admire you and thank you for what you have taught so many young people. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your talent with God’s people. You know He is using you to speak to many. THANK YOU, Ms. Keys. :dance: :dance: :thumbsup:

  26. Alicia – has all-around talent

    Britney – well….what do you expect from a child star

    Celine – is a French-Canadian manifestation of the Devil

  27. To LaJane Galt- If white people would call a black artist name like you did with Ms. Dion, then they would be called “racists”. It’s sad how you have to call Celine Dion the Devil when you don’t even know her.

    At the end of the day, I think that if she beats somebody else for the number one spot, you wouldn’t mention it here. You did because you all know that beating Ms. Dion is a big accomplishment for any artist, male or female.

    Still, it’s sad how some people go around it.

  28. i like celine’s very first album i have it its french and its beautiful far away from whatever she call music she is doing rite now

  29. Mary J. Blige did 727,000 first week( The Breakthrough) so I am not that impressed with Ms. Keys given all the promotion she has gotten for this album I expected a cool Million. The real queen shut it down and broke records so whatever Ms. Keys does will not top Mary.. Not even Bee can top Mary’s first week sales

  30. Ok, I’m an Alicia Fan. ๐Ÿ™‚ She is dayum good. So she MAY not top Mary’s Breakthrough, but who says she is trying. She is a great artist in her own right. Any if you saw her perform on the MTV awards last month, you can see the admiration on the faces of other artists in the audience….true talent is definately recognized.

  31. Congratulations Alicia Keys ๐Ÿ™‚ . I am a fan of both Alicia and Celine :bowdown: . I have seen Alicia in concert and she does put on an excellent performance as well. However, I know that Alicia Keys will be around for a long time to come believe that :thumbsup:

  32. ALL I GOT TO SAY IS”HOT HOT OH SO HOT ALBUM”.IF YOU BOOTLEGGED IT I WISH DEATH UPON YOU.WATCH OUT BEYONCE,U MET YOUR MATCH OR ARE YOU EVEN COMPETITION.ANYWAY I LOVE YOU B BUT ALICIA AND KEYSHIA ARE MY MAIN LADIES.GO GIRLS

  33. I am surprise Britney is not on top. Her record sales are normally in high millions. ๐Ÿ™ then again she is not PROMOting it.

    I am happy for Alicia Key: she is an example of beauty & talent. ๐Ÿ˜Ž I love her in concert. I called it the “livingroom” performance. She sings live ( not the tape that sounds like live sing) plus play the piano for you.

  34. To LaJane Galt- If white people would call a black artist name like you did with Ms. Dion, then they would be called โ€œracistsโ€. Itโ€™s sad how you have to call Celine Dion the Devil when you donโ€™t even know her.

    what’s black/white got to do with it??

    Someone up above was right!! A Celine STAN!! :lol2:

  35. IT looks like now she will CLEAR more than 700,000 copies WOW I didn’t expect that big, especially with sales being down, but I love the album so I’m happy for her.

    THey had already rasied it to about 600 k mid week now they are saying more like 700 – 720K !!!

  36. LaJane Galt- Black/white has something to do with it because this blog is dedicated to brownsistas. If you had to compare 2 black artists, you would never call one of them “manifestation of the devil”. Just be honest with yourself cause that’s true.

  37. I MUST SAY THAT ALICIA IS MY FAVORITE FWMALE ARTIST AND I JUST LOVE HER NEW ALBUM. I HAVE ALREADY DOWNLOADED `TELL U SOMETHING` AS BOTH MY RINGTONE AND RINGBACK TONE. SHE IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AND SHE SEEMS SO GINUINE AND THAT`S WHAT MAKES HER EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL. I WISH HER MUCH SUCCESS. I WAS HOPING THE ALBUM WOULD GO PLATINUM THE FIRST WEEK OR AT LEAST OVER 800,000. HOWEVER IF IT DID GO OVER 700,000 AS HAS BEEN STATED BY ONE OF THE PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTORS THEN I AM ABSOLUTELY GLOWING WITH JOY. I LOVE HER SO MUCH. SHE IS DEFINITELY A BREATH OF FRESH AIR BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY ARTIST WHO PUT UP A FACADE AND THINK THEY`RE THE GREATEST THING TO WALK THE EARTH AND THAT WE SHOULD FEEL PRIVILEGED TO BE GRACED BY THEIR PRESENCE. STAY BOTH TRUE TO YOURSELF AND HUMBLE ALICIA BECAUSE YOU HAVE TONS OF FANS WHO LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. MUCH LOVE AND SUCCESS.

  38. Celine will outsell Alicia in the long run anyway. Who cares about the US. YOu have to consider the WORLD! And here, Alicia has no chance….

  39. besides….by the way…lets wait and see if alicia reaches 185 MILLION sold albums!

  40. :stop: Alicia albums been selling around the world sence 2001…I REPEAT AGAIN!…SELLING ABLUMS AROUND THE WORLD SENCE 2001!…So don’t get mad be glad ๐Ÿ˜†

  41. From HITSDAILYDOUBLE.COM

    SALES NUMBER FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 13th

    1.Alicia Keys- As I Am 723,125 Copies sold
    2.Josh Groban- Noel 229,238 Copies Sold
    3.Celine Dion- Taking Chances 206,603 Copies sold
    4.Now 26-Various Artist 203,902 Copies sold
    5.Garth Brooks- Ultimate Hits 201,049 Copies sold

  42. they are all good in their various genres.alicia is the best anyway so what’s all the noise?she’s won 9 grammys!

  43. WHAT`S ALL THIS TALK ABOUT CELINE? GIVE MY GIRL ALICIA HER PROPS. HER SALES WILL REMAIN CONSISTENT AND EACH SINGLE WILL ONLY ADD TO HER NUMBERS. SHE IS REALLY ONE OF THE FEW TRUE ARTIST. HER SONGWRITING IS SECOND TO NONE,THEY WILL DEFINITELY STAND THE TEST OF TIME. SHE`S NOT ABOUT WRITING SONGS JUST FOR THE MOMENT WITH A CATCHY HOOK JUST TO SELL A BUNCH OF RINGTONES,THOSE SONGS U WON`T BE SINGING 20 YEARS FROM NOW. BY THE WAY,CAN U SAY GRAMMYS? THIS BEING JUST HER THIRD ALBUM SHE ALREADY HAS 9 AND I SENSE MORE ON THE WAY. ONCE AGAIN I HAVE ALREADY DOWNLOADED `TELL U SOMETHING`, WHAT A GREAT SONG. WHENEVER I PLAY IT I AM FILLED WITH SO MUCH EMOTION. NOT MANY ARTISTS WRITE SONGS TO MAKE U FEEL THAT, SHE IS DEFINITELY A RARE TALENT. LAST BUT NOT LEAST SHE IS SO,SO FINE. I MEAN SISTA IS THICK AND WELL STACKED. SORRY BEYONCE BUT MRS. KEYS HAS THE TITLE. ALBUM IS OFF THE CHAIN, U DO U , I AIN`T MAD. U GO GIRL.

  44. I JUST CHECKED BILLBOARD AND IT`S OFFICIAL ALICIA SOLD OVER 742,000 IN HER FIRST WEEK. MOST SINCE NONA JONES IN 2004. NOW THAT`S WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT

  45. Yebo :iagree: at least we can say Alicia Keys earned all 9 grammy’s by herself :bowdown: :bowdown: Unlike some people who won 9 grammy’s which is included from a group and lied to the public saying, “everybody knows that I can sing, I have nine grammy’s” trying to make us believe she won them by herself blah blah blah whatever :loser: :lol2: What a joke a bigtime liar and hypocrite. The sad part is they are still buying awards for this fluke. ๐Ÿ˜† :lol2:

  46. Alicia Keys I have seen you first from your music ”No One”. After seeing this music’s clip I liked you and I became your fan , because You are very SEXY and very beautiful. I liked your motion in your clip “No One” . I also like your motion playing the piono. I love you and I maintain loving you I again emphasize You are very SEXY and very beautiful . I have told you these words by my heart. :booty: :banana: :thumbsup:. About myself. My name is Mahmud
    I was born 1990 year in Khorezm . The Khorezm is very ancient city of the world . Khorezm consists Uzbekistan. I am study ay lyceum. My hobbies are playing football,listening music .
    I like the artists . They are, firstly , Alicia Keys since 2 weeks,Eminem.The game,Ludacris,Nelly rapper,Dr.Dre,Jay-z,Maroon 5 ,Chris Brown, Eve,Enrique Iglesias,Gwen Stefani , P.Diddy,Keyshia Cole,Timbaland,Aly,Aj,Michael Jackson,J.LO. I hope my favourites match to you.If you were standing beside me I should kiss french way . Its Certainly my wish .
    By Mahmud the Mirabad’s boy. Regards you !!!!!

  47. Hey! it ain’t nothing wrong with that! he showing his love for her. ๐Ÿ˜†

  48. :dance1: :dance1: :dance1: Krucial Keys murdered it this time!!!! I mean her last 3 albums were great, but this album…you can really tell she has grown. As far as vocally, lyrically and production, but of course she couldn’t do it on her own. With her incredible creations, and the support and creativity of her team included has made her a sophisticated, divalistic, instrument alone.

    I still believe she doesn’t get the credit she deserves (my opinion) and Celine Deon has proven her ability, she is still one of the best, but it’s someone else’s turn. Alicia Keys’ turn. After A.K., then it’s Lady T. You inspire me mama. You made me comfortable with being different, different is sexy and interesting.

    And damn, Keys is still sexy and not one booty cheek is hanging out of her attire. Damn! Sexy with clothes on? Now that’s a bad “SHUT YO MOUTH!” You go mama, you represent hard for all of us lil busty women. GO HEAD, GO HEAD!

    Superb, Krucial Keys…”As I am”, that’s what that is!!!
    Fresh out of Texas

  49. Hey Ms. Lady T! swear up and down you straight up real with it :bowdown:

  50. Who cares if Celine out sells Alicia in the long run. There is nothing like taking that intial # 1 spot. They are bost amazing artists. Alicia’s career is still young. She still has plenty of time to reach Celine’s status. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I can’t wait to buy the cd.

  51. Don’t let mirna fool y’all. First off no one insulted Celine in this post and the fact that she topped the charts in Canada means nothing. Alicia topped the charts here in the U.S and in many other countries. Alicia sits at the top of the world charts not Celine and there is no way in heaven or hell Celine will sell more than Alicia, anywhere, not even Canada.

  52. [quote comment=”16016″]Mary J. Blige did 727,000 first week( The Breakthrough) so I am not that impressed with Ms. Keys given all the promotion she has gotten for this album I expected a cool Million. The real queen shut it down and broke records so whatever Ms. Keys does will not top Mary.. Not even Bee can top Mary’s first week sales[/quote]

    742,000 copies in the United States 1st week sales….

    What you say now ha!?

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