Saturday, April 27, 2013

Alicia Keys: Girl on Fire

"Alicia Keys has earned her fifth No. 1 on the Billboard album chart with her latest, 'Girl on Fire' (RCA), topping recent titles by Taylor Swift, Rod Stewart and One Direction in the relatively slow sales week after Thanksgiving. 'Girl on Fire' sold 159,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a lower opening than Ms. Keys had for any of her five previous albums, but enough to return her to the top slot. ('The Element of Freedom,' her last record, stalled at No. 2 three years ago, but otherwise all of her albums have reached No. 1.) Promotion for the album included a prominent commercial for Citigroup and a light show last week at the Empire State Building synchronized to her songs" (Ben Sisario, "Alicia Keys Has a Fifth No. 1," New York Times, 12/5/12).

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