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Alicia Keys tears up Billboard charts

alicia-keys-as-i-am-album-cover-girls.jpgThe Billboard 200 was in a state of flux this week, as every album in the Top 10 fluctuated by more than 100,000 units this week, but when the dust had settled, Alicia Keys came out on top and had the second-best-selling album of the year so far. Alicia Keys managed to sell 742,000 copies of her new album, "As I Am", according to a report from Nielsen SoundScan.

With the almost three-quarters of a million albums sold by Alicia Keys, this has been one of the best weeks for the slumping music industry this year. Not only did the nine-time Grammy Award winner outsell the competition this week, but the first four albums of her career - Song in A Minor, The Diary of Alicia Keys, Unplugged and As I Am - have now all accomplished that feat. Alicia Keys is now the only female solo artist, other than Britney Spears, to have topped the Billboard 200 with the release of their first four albums. Alicia Keys' "As I Am" is now the second highest-selling album of the year, behind Kanye West's "Graduation", which sold a whopping 957,000 in its first week of release in September.

With Alicia Keys holding the top spot this week, Josh Groban managed to move up to second spot on the Billboard 200. Groban's holiday album, "Noel", shot up from sixth place last week to second place with 223,000 copies sold. That increase in sales also allowed Josh Groban to beat out Celine Dion's first album in four years. "Taking Chances" debuted in the third spot on this week's charts, as Dion's latest offering managed to sell 214,000 copies. In fourth place this week, "Now 26", the compilation album that never seems to end, managed to move 208,000 copies this week. That beat out Garth Brooks' "The Ultimate Hits", which fell from third spot to fifth spot on the strength of 204,000 copies sold.

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Comments (39)


Posted by Joi | November 22, 2007 10:51 PM

Congrats Alicia you deserve it. I LOVE THE CD . Every song on the album is great, I can't stop Playing it. Also just to mention Beenie you are the king of Dancehall. Your CD IS great. ALicia and all the legends of Reggae / Dancehall shaka demus & pliers, Junior Reed. dem dun de VMA'S One of the best show of the night. Lata!!!!!!

Posted by Davia | November 23, 2007 12:48 AM

does alicia keys has any caribbean connections because what she orchestrated on american music awards with beenie man, junior reid and shakka demus and pliers was great

Posted by courtney | November 23, 2007 8:54 AM

yeah man we jamaicans should really give a standing ovation for alicia keys right then and there she bought some spotlight we our fellow jamaican artiste

Posted by Sidney | November 24, 2007 10:25 AM

Greetings Sister Sophie!
Glad to see you doing your thing. All the best to you promise to stay true to your craft. I guess I'll be seeing you more on TV now than in person...
Bless Up


Posted by mitchelle | December 10, 2007 10:14 PM

ho my gosh what a beautiful women you are beautiful inside out.

Posted by pam | December 10, 2007 10:19 PM

this is one blessed woman i never heard any one say any thing bad about her. damm you are so flar-less.

Posted by tea | December 10, 2007 10:28 PM

right now ALICIA KEYS and RIHANNA FENTY is the two top female artis right now these two is the TALK A THE PLACE.

Posted by liz | December 10, 2007 10:31 PM

congratulation alicia keys for your album sales.

Posted by conny | December 11, 2007 10:55 AM

alicia key GOOD MORNING i which you a blessed day and for ever.

Posted by patrecia | December 11, 2007 5:52 PM

alicia keys was born a star she is so bless and easy going. nothing stop her from loving others thanks god she forgive her father at lease her mine his free no hatred cannot give her no sick-ness it dont worth it , her heart is clean thats is why she has that album (as i am) megga sale thank god for jesus. BLESS up ALCIA,

Posted by sheca | December 12, 2007 12:10 PM

i wonder if alicia keys really for-give her father deep in her heart because that is very hard to do especially how big she is now fi hand him even a glass a water a wonder if she would do that. i think that was for television because thats very hard to do worst when you in big position well probly i can for-give mine even do i am in no position.

Posted by kezzi | December 13, 2007 11:11 AM

one thing when black and white make a baby the complexsion allways pretty like alicia. look pon mi baby BIANKA how she nice she look just like alicia keys

Posted by deione | December 13, 2007 11:46 AM

i did not know alicia key could act rebels like that until i saw her on the 35 A.M.A show no man some a de JAMAICAN blood in a you man now nothing about you gyal nuh SUPPRISE me you just dung to earth.

Posted by kim | December 29, 2007 1:35 PM

i think Alicia keys is in a different class by her self

Posted by dean | December 29, 2007 9:52 PM

has any one know Alicia keys family in Jamaica

Posted by imcute | December 30, 2007 9:23 PM

alicia keys is so beautiful inside out she is loving to others thats nice of you i will all ways like you and support your album.

Posted by pep | December 31, 2007 3:17 PM

Alicia i would love to hear you sing a gospel music for the NEW-YEARS 2008

Posted by pep | December 31, 2007 3:17 PM

Alicia i would love to hear you sing a gospel music for the NEW-YEARS 2008

Posted by kim | January 4, 2008 3:59 PM

alicia keys has a nice voice as aretha franklyns

Posted by kay | January 5, 2008 1:24 PM

alicia what new level for the new years which ocasion you rizing too

Posted by tammy | January 7, 2008 1:33 AM

no bad comments its all good with Alicia keys bless up

Posted by franklyns | January 8, 2008 6:02 PM

one woman against the world doing her own thing something different rize above all new level

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2008 5:43 PM

alicia you is a role- model that people look up to girl you are on a scandalous site you is the only one on this no one has any thing bad to say about you is a perfect woman with a big career you dont deserve to be on this site you are flaw-less oh we are so mad with rihanna because she would not come out the closet with bounty-killa and tell us the truth about him and her relation-ship and we are going crazy about this if she is fronting alicia you need to be some-where eles you are so innocent love you more music and nuff niceness

Posted by daja | January 10, 2008 6:06 PM

leave are mek she stay were she is a we alone scandolous oonu allways have some thing bad to say about oonu own jamaican people even do both alicia and we a one but nuh jamaicans can not say nothing bad about alicia because her heart clean towards we look how long them a cancel we out a every thing and a she buss we pon INTERNATIONAL stage she never fraid fi come a jamaica ina di ghetto come pop it wid we ( TRUE GHETTO STORY ) star a we fi just easy we self and better we LIFE and RESPECT NUFF people in AMERICA who help lift we up because a nuff fight we get but we still keep the fate and support EACH OTHER we entertaina them some a the main ones like bounty-killa ,beenie-man , sean-paul even do some people say him turn AMERICAN and the MARLEY THEM even do people say them nuh come back a jamaica not DAMIAN MARLEY ,and STEVE MARLEY they talking about ZIGGY-MARLEY And KYMANY-MARLEY even a can lie still on this site people say any think and every thing that is bad on this site but a guess the MARLEY them know better if you nuh name BEENIE-MAN , BOUNTY-KILLA , RIHANNA , the MARLEY -THEM , NINJA - MAN BABY-SHAM , SPRAGGA-BENZS ALICIA KEYS D-ANGEL , BARBIE ,CICEIL, BEYONCE ,FOXY-BROWN , P DIDDY ,SIZZLA , LADY-SAW ,ELEPHANT-MAN , VIBES KYTEL , MUMGA , SEAN KINGSTON , BUJU-BANTON CAPLETON , ANTONY(B) NORRIS-MAN and couple more a them have all the FANS ina jamaica on OUTTAROAD.COM mi never know say MAYA have JAMAICAN FATHER too oonu two a the PRETTEST SALT AND PEPPER IN HOLLYWOOD

Posted by shabba | January 11, 2008 10:36 PM

bwoy mek mi watch and listen what oonu a say alicia keys a the (FIRST - LADY) MOVIE-STAR for JAMAICA so big up you self alicia we love you.

Posted by dannette | January 19, 2008 5:34 PM

bwoy alicia keys really have jamaican blood in a are because she suffer as youth just like us and fatherless and step up ina life when we grow up we just rise to a new ocasion new life

Posted by tian | January 23, 2008 7:02 PM

girl you got a JAMAICAN A*S your face look like AMERICANS but that A*S look like JAMAICANS

Posted by lisa | January 24, 2008 6:07 PM

girl you is the best in the music keep up the good work god bless

Posted by nina | January 27, 2008 1:51 AM

i was listening to this music in the club the club version was great alicia this music is great in every style

Posted by paul | January 27, 2008 4:57 PM

this is a pretty woman with some good music

Posted by donna | January 31, 2008 7:39 PM

hi alicia whats up

Posted by tameka | January 31, 2008 11:22 PM


Posted by meka | February 2, 2008 1:24 PM

alicia keys and crucial keys two couple what a coinsident they has the same name

Posted by nitty | February 7, 2008 10:41 PM

alicia keys is my inspiration even do we grow up poor we dont has to stay poor it only take a dream like dr. martin i love that video you did with baby cham i watch the video regulla on you-tube and track you down on every web-site and leave my rating and comments this gives me hopes as a teenager girl even do i am having a rough growing i know better must come to my life one day i am not worrying about a thing because every little thing is going to be alright, you are my role model god bless you and keep you alicia.

Posted by buggie | February 10, 2008 9:46 PM

alicia you are the best keep it up girl

Posted by cindy | February 11, 2008 10:06 PM

congrats alicia keys you deserve that grammy

Posted by andrea | February 19, 2008 9:51 PM

i thing alicia keys is going to be the up coming artis for 2008 she is going to acheive a big a ward soon

Posted by sally | February 22, 2008 5:37 PM

ailcia keys to me right now is the number one singer in the world she is the princess of soul bless up

Posted by lesa | November 5, 2008 12:40 PM

i love alicia, and i am so happy for her...