Alicia Keys
12.5.2012 Uncategorized

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

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).