The numbers are now in and Alicia Keys comes out on top. Alicia’s fifth studio album Girl On Fire opens this week at #1 on Billboard 200 with 161k units sold. Even though these aren’t typical first week sales for Keys that hasn’t stopped her from her enormous promotional campaign supporting the album. The way Alicia is keeping the momentum going for this album she shouldn’t have any worries with keeping the sale consistent in the weeks to come.
In some not so great news Rihanna’s album Unapologetic has experience a 70% decrease in sales (ouch) with 72k sold. On the bright side at least she can say she has a #1 album now even though it took 7 to achieve this.
A big congratulation is in order for Alicia Keys who’s been working so hard over the past few months promoting her hew album, Girl On Fire. HDD is reporting that Keys will in fact have secure the number 1 spot next week on Billboard 200 with sales between 150k to 175k units. Although this is a major decrease in sales compared to Keys last album The Element Of Freedom, which sold 417k its first week its still good considering its an R&B album. If you haven’t already make sure you go out and support Girl On Fire, which is in stores today!
I'm back at it with my Top 5 Songs of The Week. This week is was pretty easy for me for some reason, I listened to all the songs and these 5 jumped out at me right away. So that being said lets get to the list.
I know I don't put these in any type of order but this song is my number one song of the week, and I might add it to next week's list just because it's that damn cold. Alicia and Maxwell are two of the most amazing singers of our generations and them together just furthered that belief for me.
Big Boi did it again. So far from the songs that have dropped from Big Boi he has taken full advantage of the features he has. T.I. and Ludacris killed this, the beat is hard as hell, Big Boi did his things as usual, and he even added a thought provoking sample at the end. 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' is going to NICE.
T.I. is a two time winner this week. It's hard to see any song with Andre 3000 on it not being in the top songs of the week, and I am not going to test that theory. T.I. spit a solid verse and 3k did something that he doesn't often do by letting us into his personal life when mentioning the apologizes to his mother, Big Boi, and "Baby Mother".
The Dream to me is real hit or miss. I really liked his first album but hated his second. This song reminds me of the music from his first album so I'm hoping this album will continue down this path and be a hit overall.
So that's this weeks list from me hope you all enjoy. Always feel free to comment with your thoughts and opinions. Til next week, two fingers to the side(that's peace to you don't get it).
With the recent release (TODAY) of her new album Girl On Fire, Alicia Keys celebrated by lighting up the Empire Stare building. The building recently upgraded its light system with LED lights. So now we can enjoy a spectacular light show synchronized to Girl On Fire and Empire State of Mind Part II. Check the video below:
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Let me just say that Alicia is winning! Girl On Fire is an AMAZING album. I encourage you guys to get out there and support great music! How icy is this picture from last night?
Just a couple days before its release, Alicia Keys has made her new album, Girl On Fire, up for stream in full above! Count me among the many fans of Alicia so naturally, I've had this flowing all morning. So far, so good! I wasn't high on the lead single and title track "Girl On Fire", but "Brand New Me" has been a standout in my R&B rotation the past few weeks. And my early impressions of some of the new tracks tell me that "When It's All Over", "Listen To Your Heart", "Tears Always Win", "That's When I Knew", and "One Thing" are going to join that rotation, with "101" being an appropriately booming conclusion.
Listen for yourselves above and check out a new interview with Alicia and CBS where she shows some of her fine art collection, reflects on her early days, and performs "Brand New Me". Girl On Fire in stores Tuesday!