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With a recording career spanning the past two decades, Alicia Keys has been a staple voice in the hip hop and R&B worlds.

From dropping massive singles like “Fallin'”, “My Boo”, and “No One” to featuring on global smashes like Eve’s “Gangsta Lovin'” and Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind”, as well as appearing on recent hits like Fivio Foreign’s “City of Gods”, Alicia Keys has been on top of the R&B world for longer than most people can remember.

With 65 million records sold worldwide, which includes 20 million certified albums and 28 million certified digital singles, Alicia Keys isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

From her 2001 debut album, Songs in A Minor, to her latest release, 2021’s Keys, we look at the rankings for Alicia Keys’ first week album sales.

Keys

Released: December 10, 2021

Label: RCA

First week album sales: 20,800

Billboard 200 position: 41

Singles: “Lala (Unlocked)”, “Best of Me”

Features: Pusha T, Brandi Carlile, Swae Lee, Lil Wayne, Khalid, Lucky Dave.

Here

Released: November 4, 2016

Label: RCA

First week album sales: 50,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “In Common”, “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)”

Features: ASAP Rocky.

Alicia

Released: September 18, 2020

Label: RCA

First week album sales: 62,000

Billboard 200 position: 4

Singles: “Show Me Love”, “Time Machine”, “Underdog”, “Good Job”, “Perfect Way to Die”, “So Done”, “Love Looks Better”

Features: Sampha, Tierra Whack, Diamond Platnumz, Snoh Aalegra, and Jill Scott.

Girl on Fire

Released: November 26, 2012

Label: RCA

First week album sales: 159,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Girl on Fire”, “Brand New Me”, “New Day”, “Fire We Make”, “Tears Always Win”

Features: Nicki Minaj, Maxwell.

Songs in A Minor

Released: June 5, 2001

Label: J Records

First week album sales: 236,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Fallin'”, “A Woman’s Worth”, “How Come You Don’t Call Me”, “Girlfriend”

Features: Jimmy Cozier.

The Element of Freedom

Released: December 15, 2009

Label: J Records

First week album sales: 417,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Doesn’t Mean Anything”, “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart”, “Put It in a Love Song”, “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down”, “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”, “Wait Til You See My Smile”

Features: Beyoncé.

The Diary of Alicia Keys

Released: December 2, 2003

Label: J Records

First week album sales: 618,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “You Don’t Know My Name”, “If I Ain’t Got You”, “Diary”, “Karma”

Features: Tony! Toni! Toné! and Jermaine Paul.

As I Am

Released: November 13, 2007

Label: J Records

First week album sales: 742,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “No One”, “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”, “Teenage Love Affair”, “Superwoman”

Features: John Mayer.

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