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Alicia Keys’ New Critically-Acclaimed Album “ALICIA” Debuts at #1 on U.S. Billboard’s Top R&B Album Charts, #1 on Canadian R&B Album Chart

Alicia Keys’ New Critically-Acclaimed Album ALICIA Debuts at #1 on U.S. Billboard’s Top R&B Album Charts 

#2 on Billboard Canadian Album Consumption Chart 

#1 on Canadian R&B Album Sales Chart 

Album Is the Biggest First Week Pure Album Sales for a Female R&B Artist in 2020

Becomes Keys’ 8th Top 5 Album on U.S. Billboard 200

Keys Stars in Premiere Episode of Netflix’s New Series “Song Exploder,” Streaming Now

Alicia Keys’ New Critically-Acclaimed Album “ALICIA” Debuts at #1 on U.S. Billboard’s Top R&B Album Charts, #1 on Canadian R&B Album Chart




GRAMMY Award-winning artist Alicia Keys has earned her eighth U.S. Billboard 200, Top 5 album, with the debut of her “most musically engaging” (Rolling Stone) LP ALICIA this week, making it the biggest first week pure album sales for a female R&B artist in 2020. The album also topped the Top R&B Albums Chart, and became her eighth top 3 album on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. The album has also birthed two Gold singles – “Show Me Love” featuring Miguel and “Underdog” – and has critics overwhelmingly praising the beautifully diverse album including the Evening Standard who said “it’s a multifaceted, rich canvas,” and Variety claiming ‘ALICIA’ “goes further, freakier, funkier, quieter and jazzier…Keys’ seventh studio album [is] her best.”

In addition to premiering her powerful new visual for single “Love Looks Better,” (directed by acclaimed filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood) since the album’s arrival, Alicia has given fans a sampling of these eclectic performances on a series of powerful performances including her heartwarming first live show since March of “Good Job” for essential workers for GMA, her sultry duet with Khalid of “So Done” as part of her weeklong residency on The Late Late Show with  James Corden, her uplifting appearance for the NFL Kickoff where she sang  “Love Looks Better” and he edgy duet with SIR for the popular digital series Colors.  She stars in the premiere episode of the new Netflix series “Song Exploder” and will break down “3 Hour Drive,” the album’s praised duet with Sampha, which is now streaming.

Earlier this week, Keys was announced as a performer for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, airing on NBC on October 14, 2020.

Praise for ALICIA:

“Alicia” goes further, freakier, funkier, quieter and jazzier down that gritty path, with experiments in subtly melodic soul and impressionistic lyrics whose emotions go beyond unsettled romance – Variety

Alicia Keys Has Passion, Advice and Aplomb on ‘Alicia’–  The New York Times

It’s a multifaceted, rich canvas, as a truly effective portrait should be” – Evening Standard

Stunning – NPR

‘Alicia’ is one of her most musically engaging LPsRolling Stone

Some of the best tunes of her career, in an impressive statement of intent – Daily Mail 

Keys has had one of the most beautiful and empowering voices in music for years now, and both of those qualities are on full display with her new self-titled album – Uproxx

Alicia Keys is one of the most legendary singers out there as her extensive catalog speaks for itself. With time, the artist has been able to increase her life experiences, leading to deeper music that speaks to her personal triumphs and hardships.  On her latest album ALICIA, Keys gets very honest about all of these things, especially on the song “Me x 7” which features the likes of Tierra Whack. – Hot New Hip Hop

Fifteen tracks full of lyrically smooth ear-pleasing realness  – Clash Magazine 

At a time when political tensions are at its highest and people are battling with a pandemic, ALICIA undoubtedly offers a space for listeners to realign and refresh themselves.Hypebeast

ALICIA Tracklist:

  1. Truth Without Love
  2. Time Machine
  3. Authors Of Forever
  4. Wasted Energy (featuring Diamond Platnumz)
  5. Underdog
  6. 3 Hour Drive (featuring Sampha)
  7. Me x 7 (featuring Tierra Whack)
  8. Show Me Love (featuring Miguel)
  9. So Done (featuring Khalid)
  10. Gramercy Park
  11. Love Looks Better
  12. You Save Me (featuring Snoh Aalegra)
  13. Jill Scott (featuring Jill Scott)
  14. Perfect Way To Die
  15. Good Job