Thursday, December 06, 2012

Alicia Keys Scores Lowest Ever First Week Sales


Alicia Keys may be number one on the R&B chart but she pulled the feat with her lowest debut sales numbers to date...

Alicia Keys' Girl on Fire earned the number one spot this week with 161,000 in sales but that's nothing compared to first week sales of Songs in A Minor in 2001 [263,000], Diary of Alicia Keys in 2003 [618,000], As I Am in 2007 [742,000] and The Element of Freedom in 2009[417,000].

Somewhere Mashonda is laughing.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess you're not on Fire. It's just your soul;)

Anonymous said...

@1:20:

LMMFAO!!!! This will probably be the BEST comment yet.

I almost spit my damn coffee out.....LOL

Anonymous said...

@1:20...GOOD ONE!!!! TOO FUNNY!!!

Ms. Lee said...

Considering the the lackluster sales of the music industry in its entirety today, this isn't horrible.

Anonymous said...

I just hope the rest of the Album sounds better than "Girl on Fire" Sounds like a song played on a commercial only. She looks good tho. LOL!!

Anonymous said...

That girl is just a spark now and about to burn out.

Anonymous said...

Mashonda ain't laughing, shit she better be worried about Swizz paying her bird ass child support since A.Keys ain't bringing in the bacon like she used to.

Hottestchick said...

That says nothing about her or her music and everything about the times. Music sales have been down for everyone for the last 5-6 years, and no one is buying RnB music anymore. It's all about the electronic Pop/dance music right now. Usher, Chris Brown, Roc Nation and Neyo got the memo, it's time for A Keys and Beyonce to get it. The young kids with disposable income don't want to hear ballads and songs about love and relationships right now.

Anonymous said...

damn i could have sworn swizzy was out cop n cd's for this homewrecking hag's album sales

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why Mashonda has to always be brought up on an Alicia Keys post. Bitches love fronting on another woman to make themselves feel better.

Anonymous said...

Her Album is pure Rubbish. Alicia your a cooked oven stuffer roaster, its over!!

Anonymous said...

That whole Album sucks ...i thought it was a mistake and got the wrong record wen i listened to it

Anonymous said...

Many of these artists that have been around the past decade from Alicia to Usher to Rihanna among others are experiencing a wake up call/about to. You can't churn out crap, expect people to buy it because of your name or you have stans or your song is advertised in a commercial nonstop. Alicia and Swizz Beatz thought she'd chop off her hair, get that damn "Girl on Fire" song featured in 50 commercials, buy off some special awards and she'd sell. Sorry, doesn't work that way. The music industry needs to wake up. Consumers are tired of all these damn people. 2013 is about to usher in a new era.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to redeem being a homewrecker; not to say that it is impossible or CAN'T be done; its just hard to do.

Anonymous said...

"Girl on Fire" is not burning up the charts as expected.

Anonymous said...

How was it a number one album but now the sales are weak. Just goes to show you that the industry is full of shit.

AK looks pretty in that picture. Photoshop and makeup does WONDERS!

But I expected it to be low sales. Her music is boring and generic and always has been except for her first album. Just saying her name makes me want to fall asleep. My eyelids are already heavy.

I about to lay down. -_- Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

jackie rayne said...

@1:20 you made me die from laughing and resurrected all over again! lol

Welp Alicia you haven't been hot since Diary boo, your music sucks just continue to play the piano and make babies.

Anonymous said...

@1:58

Usher needs to go away too with those damn closeted gay dance music and his tranny baby mama.

2013 may be the year for Janelle Monae, Esperanza Spalding, Cee-lo, and...uh...Willow Smith?

Hell, I don't know! Just shut down the entire mainstream music industry. People can listen to pandora and artists can go underground and be as artistic as they wanna be.

Anonymous said...

I seen her on the cover of a Jet magazine the other day and she looked dry AF.

Anonymous said...

HA!!! @ 1:20!! GOD AIN'T NO FAN OF ANYBODY WHO BREAKS N2 HIS UNION!!!! this chick is headed for more than poor album sales.. she's headed for divorce court! SWISS's mandatory time to b married b4 he could get paid, IS JUST ABOUT UP!! Mashonda & Alicia... HOLLYWOOD EX'S OF SWISSBEAKS!!! LOL .. terrible

Anonymous said...

So Alicia is a homewrecker, while Jahna Sebastian, the Russian chick who has Swizz's daughter and was with him BEFORE Alicia, is off the hook? I honestly think Alicia Keys is continuously shaded because she's a big name artist. And I'll never understand why so many women hate her, as if her relationship with Swizz DIRECTLY affects them and theirs.

Anonymous said...

Right!!! @2:48

Anonymous said...

Seriously, why should I care? No matter if the album is successful or a big fail, Alicia still has more money than I do. So....

Anonymous said...

Good... Karma is a beotch!

Anonymous said...

This girl is...... Lukewarm, maybe??

Anonymous said...

Somewhere Mashonda is laughing.
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And you know it

Anonymous said...

@2:48 infidelity anywhere is a threat to marriages everywhere she should not be judged but we can't keep co-signing ppls bull shit its not right to cheat and its not cool to make vows and break them we women need to stick together and realize that a cheating man is not a prize for anybody no matter what side of the affair you are on. women need to close their legs to married men

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why Mashonda has to always be brought up on an Alicia Keys post. Bitches love fronting on another woman to make themselves feel better.
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Rihanna and her stans do this daily.

Anonymous said...

3:29, You're going beyond the point I was making. I only ever hear certain women say "We women need to stick together" when infidelity is involved. What do we need to stick together for? To bash the "other woman" as if that's going to make everything better? The only "threat" to marriages everywhere is between that man and that woman. A home can't be "broken". I feel like too many women live in fairytales and ignore signs about their relationships, then when shit hits the fan, they want to attack the "other woman", but make it work with their cheating man? Nah. And before people start saying I'm advocating for cheating, I'm not, but I just see things from all sides.

Anonymous said...

People give certain passes to certain things in the same situations. While Alicia Keys is shaded by majority Black women, the same Black women are silent when it comes to the still-married Kardashian romancing Kanye.

Anonymous said...

She's showing us who she's working for with that pic

Anonymous said...

Wow.. What about the worldwide sales?

TruthBeTold said...

Im sure she is not presses, a musci career can only last so long these days...erryone knows except Bey

TRACY SAID...A-SLEEZE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW! said...

GOOD, SMART WOMEN DON'T KNOWINGLY SLEEP WITH A MARRIED MAN, BECAUSE IN THE LONG RUN ITS NOT WORTH WHAT YOU THINK,THAT YOU HAVE GAIN.
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A-SLEEZE I USE TO HAVE RESPECT FOR YOU, BUT I FOUND OUT YOU ARE JUST LIKE THE REST, NO GOOD, LOW DOWN, DIRTY,SNEAKY WHOREMONGER!
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1 Timothy 1:10 (1611 King James Bible)
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselues with mankinde, for men-stealers, for liars, for periured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.
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The Sin No Body Talks About – Covetousness..
Having or showing a great desire to possess something, typically something belonging to someone else.
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One deadly form of covetous is sexual lust (Eph. 5:1-6; Col. 3:1-8). It’s well known is our culture that what some people call love is really selfish sexual desire—lust.
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Covetousness in Romans 7 indicates that we don’t know ourselves very well, nor are we aware of the depths of the depravity of the human heart.

Anonymous said...

@3:37 that is my opinion but I don't feel u were accurate to accuse me of "bashing" anybody b/c I did not put her down all I am saying is this if ur husband was pursuing another woman wouldn't you want that woman to say she would not get invoved with a married man. No an outside force can not break a home but if the home is broken leave it before bringing a third party in on your foolishness

Anonymous said...

Alicia Keys lost support when she messed around with Swizz. Alicia's image was based on girl power, women sticking together, not cheating, etc and her cover was blown.
Times of albums means nothing, peoople like Adele and other aritst has sold big over the past year and two... Also Rihanna's album sales were higher than before which is progress and not a decline.

Anonymous said...

Because no one is feeling her "faux deep, pseudo- intellectual hypocritical bullshit anymore. Plus, she did waay too much "her" at Whitneys funeral..

Anonymous said...

Her music is just so John Legend-y to me. Safe, bland, souless, overhyped hollering.

Anonymous said...

I'm not buying the excuse that it's the state of the music industry. Plenty of artists have no problem selling. Why can't it just be that nobody's checking for her?? She fell off a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

The world could do w/o anymore A. Keys...just invest in some real estate boo and fade to black.

The Real Fedup said...

I totally believe it! That album is garbage compared to her previous work!!!!! Too much pop BS and screaming for no good reason! She needs to stick with classic R&B soul music like her first two albums! The best albums are Songs in A Minor, Diary of Alicia Keys, and As I Am. Tucan Sam fucked her up period!!!!!

this girl is a liarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr said...

While Tamar is a goofball, I recently heard her new song and she can blow. Alicia can't and was getting by because she was "postivie" and "empowering" to black women during a time when the rest of the r&b chicks were running around half naked...but now that cover has been blown..she can't fall back on her singing skills because she has none. If she could really blow people might have moved ...but not only do now know she sucks but the music sucks as well...*drops mics and gets drank!*

Anonymous said...

I'm not buying the excuse that it's the state of the music industry. Plenty of artists have no problem selling. Why can't it just be that nobody's checking for her?? She fell off a long time ago.
7:30 PM
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Thank you! Adele just went diamond last week on an album that's been out over a year. Taylor Swift sold over a million with her new album. R&B music still sells too. Maxwell and Sade did well when they made their comebacks. So genres are no excuse for not selling either. The problem is that just about everything has already been done before, so artists can't get away with mediocrity like they used to. It's either go hard or go home at this point. The recession has also influenced people to be very selective about buying music. If the music doesn't move them enough, they'll just bootleg it. Alicia got too comfortable selling mediocrity thinking her loyal fan base would always be there and she got a rude awakening. She needs to realize that just because you sing ballads doesn't mean your music is automatically great. She's been singing the same way for too long. Her music has become a snooze fest. Using the same piano lullaby style melodies since her 1st album isn't going to cut it anymore. She needs to hire some producers that will give her music more personality.

Anonymous said...

Good... Maybe now this slore will pack up her piano & cankles and find some other way of expressing herself and move on. She's boring, phoney, trifling, sleezy with a grandiose sense of self, and gay. I'm just tired of seeing this girl. Maybe now she can fadeto black

Anonymous said...

@8:45
Well said. Can't the same be said for Beyonce? She is also at a point in her career where she needs to go hard to prove to people that she's still got it. That last album was a flop and her image/brand has suffered with the Bellygate scandal, hospital shenanigans and so on. People are over it.

Anonymous said...

Aha! Alicia Keys gets exactly what she deserve. She ain't nothing but a pig face man stealer. That is what happens when you are a home wrecker. You should have used that money to pay swiss beats taxes you dumb stupid home wrecker!

Anonymous said...

THIS GIRL IS A LIIIIIIYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

She's boring, phoney, trifling, sleezy with a grandiose sense of self, and gay
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Yes!!!! And she talk sings...she is so dull, no matter what she wears or how high her heels or how much makeup,,,she still look like a dike!The only thing that may help her is if she loses 40 lbs...this way she will appeal to the youth....she is soooo bland...the girl is not on fire!The girl NEEDS TO BE FIRED!

Anonymous said...

That's right RWS, slaughter that bitch!

Anonymous said...

the same Black women are silent when it comes to the still-married Kardashian romancing Kanye.
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wE HATE kIM'S ASS TOO...THE WHITE MEDIA DOGS THEM ENOUGH FOR ALL OF US...tRUST kANYE DON'T LOVE kIM..HE LOVES HER WHITENESS.....

Anonymous said...

Reality TV is where the money will be made for stars...music is not the same..they have to have tons of concerts to make some coins...even that is dwindling cause people don't spend money like they used too...commercials and advertisements between reality shows is where the cash is

signwithclass said...
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signwithclass said...

Although I think her song is garbage, I commend her for sticking to the R&B formula and not selling out Usher style. Someone has to keep the lamp burning, and that techno trash belongs in the clubs and NOT on the radio.
Even with Usher and Neyo converting to the techno sound, She still outsold Usher. Don't even know how Neyo did. They should leave that sound for the mediocre artists that need it vocally (rihanna, britney).

Abel said...

not a good look



Haterade said...

I am so glad this demon is getting her just due

Anonymous said...

Part of the reason we loved Alicia is because of how she empowered women through her music...it's basically why she's famous. Kim k is famous for doing porn. She has no respect for herself. Therefore we don't respect or care who she screws.

Anonymous said...

I will always love Alicia Keys and support her music.

This woman is talented, smart and empowering to all human beings.

The problem is not Alicia is the black community that is negative and will only support a bad attitude. Black people support felons that rap and men who abuse men.

Black people are sad!!!!!!!!! Alicia is a very positive person and I am proud to call her a lady.

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