Alicia Keys Scores Fifth No. 1 Album with ‘Girl on Fire’

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is setting the charts ablaze once again. The Grammy-winning singer lands her fifth No. 1 album this week with Girl on Fire.

Led by the Nicki Minaj-assisted title track, Keys’ latest project enters atop the Billboard 200 with 159,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Her first four albums (three studio sets and an Unplugged release) all went to No. 1.

Girl on Fire marks the lowest first-week of any album from Keys including 2005’s Unplugged set (196,000). Her previous album, 2009’s The Element of Freedom, opened at No. 2 with 417,000.

Keys is the only debut in the top 20 this week. Last week’s chart-topper Rihanna slides 1-6 with her seventh album Unapologetic (77,000).



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27 Comments

  1. #BEENTRILL

    WELL DESERVED, THAT ALBUM IS GREAT. UNLIKE SOMEONE…

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    welp Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL,

    GOF is a great album. The shade was unnecessary.

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    dave Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL,well deserved? her other albums sold like 600,700 and 400k even unplugged which is live sold 200

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    Cici Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, I think they were shading Rihanna…

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    LAtimes Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL,

    pressed ghetto ass hoe. sit yo stupid ass on the floor bitch.

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    Queen bee Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, lmao shade fore riri?
    I’d have to agree with you

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  2. georgia23

    I’m listening to it now on Spotify and it truly is a great album! I’m going to buy a copy of this.

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  3. bobs

    That is one sorry total to make the #1 slot. For her, it’s an utter failure. For the record industry in pre-Christmas weeks — ARMAGEDDON.

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    Kyle Reply:

    @bobs, sign of the times, my friend!

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    aliciasahomewrecka Reply:

    @Kyle, sign of her whoring around and stealing husbands.

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    Andy Reply:

    @bobs, piracy…

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    Asa Reply:

    @bobs, compare total record sales back in the times she released her other albums. I mean for the entire year.

    And compare them to now. Total album sales are much MUCH lower now than they were then.

    People need to have more perspective.

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  4. boom boom

    Good for her, pretty bad considering she’s the kinda girl to debut with HUGE sums.

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  5. DeeJay

    Her best work to date. I like all the song. Songwriting was grown so much.

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  6. Kyle

    Good for her! Even though the sales are low for her I think she’ll push this album for all it’s worth; and I mean that in a good way. She seems really passionate about this project so I am hoping the albums chart life will be lengthy if she keeps promoting it. I personally think this is one of her best albums. The songs are simple and well-written.

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  7. LAtimes

    this album was a flop just like ak’s character. flop is as flop does. #floppityflop

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  8. IWNM!

    She’s got the number 1 because she had no competence this week, the album isn’t her greatest effort :s

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    Sonya Reply:

    @IWNM!, She got the number 1 spot because she is that good. No matter the numbers before, she is still no. 1 now. Go be negative elsewhere. I love this album and she did an amazing job, like always.

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  9. BEDSTUYFLY

    REGARDLESS, IT’S STILL A SUCCESS. GOOD JOB A. KEYS!

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  10. Jay

    Awesome!!! Go Alicia!!!! :)

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  11. shayla

    that album is amazing! i know i looove me some gof!!

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    ben Reply:

    @shayla, same here! :)

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  12. Matt C.

    Her album deserves to be number 1. Love it.

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  13. GSTAR

    @LATimes: u called it flop? did u even listen to it? whether it will flopped or not, which it didnt……. you’re still sitting at home blogging on shit while AK making money!!! stfu! /_/_/_/_/ here grab a sit!

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  14. Hugh

    RnB sales have really collapsed
    Usher 330->120
    Chris 220->130
    Alicia 420->160

    Pop/RnB and Rap are still going ok

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  15. mjkelly

    Love the album as always Alicia keys and haters eat cow s**t LOL

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  16. Andy

    LOL Rihanna flopped

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