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The Predictions Are In: Alicia Keys’ ‘Girl On Fire’ Set To Sell…

Published: Wednesday 28th Nov 2012 by Sam

Easily one of the year’s biggest Urban releases, Alicia Keys‘ latest studio album ‘Girl On Fire’ has been backed by a gurantuan promotional campaign; one which has taken the Grammy winner to many a stage globally.

Naturally, then, all eyes are on how the LP fares in the singer’s biggest market – the US. And now, with the help of Hits Daily Double, we’re able to provide a clearer picture of how the album is selling on home soil.

Ms. Keys’ first week predictions await after the jump…

According to the ever-reliable HDD, ‘Fire’ is set to blaze straight to the top of the Billboard 200 next week with sales of…

150,000 – 175,000

While commendable given the current sales climate, the numbers are a marked decrease from the 417,000 copies Keys’ last album ‘The Element Of Freedom’ opened with in 2009. In fact, should the project open with sales in the said region, it would serve as the 31 year old’s lowest selling debut (for a traditional release) – ever. For, even her first effort ‘Songs In A Minor’ premiered with sales of 236,000 in 2001.

We’ll save “two cents” for when the final numbers roll in. Still, though…

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  1. @_NoFucksGiven_1 November 28, 2012

    That’s good TBH cause she was not doing big promos like she suppose to be

    • ronnoc November 28, 2012

      are you kidding? b**** has been performing that boring ass song everywhere.

      • Blah! November 29, 2012

        lmao!

    • BAD BYTCH November 29, 2012

      SHE FLOPPED.. LET’S MOVE ON

  2. Edwardponton November 28, 2012

    Those sales come from her core fan base. I feel like she didn’t gain many new fans this era. That’s fine though she still making quality music. Congrats alicia

    • YEAKELLY November 29, 2012

      Funny how RCA obviously gave all of their money to this project in particular and the first week sales are underwhelming. Maybe if they did what they are supposed to, support their ARTIST(S), then they would be in better shape for this year. There’s no reason why Usher should have rushed that album out, there’s no reason why Chris Brown should have sold so little, and there’s most Definitely no reason why Brandy has not sold more. One can argue that the state of music does not cater to R&B and blah blah blah, but it can if the record companies take a chance and do what they’re there for. brandy has one of the best contemporary r&b albums out….why isn’t she promoting. Where’s her team? rCA needs to do some spring cleaning before they get into some situations they can’t get out of…

  3. kingcere November 28, 2012

    damn i got to go pick up my copy 2moro..hopefully she hit the 200k mark

  4. pat November 28, 2012

    not surprised at all….i knew she’d be nowhere near her normal numbers…r and b is dead sales wise…beyonce what you got boo?????!!!!

    • ILOVEMUSIC!!!!! November 28, 2012

      Nothing but a flop!! But elle varner got that fiyah album!!

      • BABY T November 28, 2012

        Elle Varner who?

      • @_NoFucksGiven_1 November 28, 2012

        @ILUVEMUSIC b**** PLEASE SHE STILL HAS THE HIGHEST SELLING R&B ALBUM SINCE 2011 AND STILL GETTING MORE AWARDS FOR IT. TALK THAT TALK HAS SOLD LESS B****

      • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

        B**** PLEASE TTT OUTSOLD 4 SO SUCK A D*** B****!!!

  5. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) November 28, 2012

    ITS DECENT I GUESS….BUT SHE DOESN’T DESERVE THESE NUMBERS KEYSHIA COLE DOES F*** THIS HOMEWRECKING PIECE OF S***!!’

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

      but mon, keshia is BOOOORING hun

      • Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) November 28, 2012

        Keyshias more entertaining than this man stealing w****…. & she can sing WAY better!!!!!

    • prettigurlrockD bitchess November 28, 2012

      Riri doesn’t deserve her numbers either but it is what it is.

      • ILOVEMUSIC!!!!! November 28, 2012

        B**** you want to ride her c*** dont you? Damn you bring up the queen more than us navy members!!

      • Common Sense November 28, 2012

        OH MY LOL that comment killed me!

  6. Lulu November 28, 2012

    What happened, she had no competition a la Beyonce or Lady Gaga? She should have had higher numbers. This had me laughing “While commendable given the current sales climate…”. You can excuse Alicia’s low numbers to the state of the current sales climate, but Rihanna pulled in more, and you shade her. Can we say hypocrite.

    • prettigurlrockD bitchess November 28, 2012

      Wow. Much as I thought Rihanna would flop, she’s beating these other chicks. But I hope it isn’t for long. I’m waiting for the BeyGaga hurricane soon.

      • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

        Rihanna not beating s***

        she came out during the holidays with only 238k that’s DISMAL !

        Nicki sold more than that in APRIL!

    • Fire November 28, 2012

      Beyonce is no competition for Alicia Keys usually
      Stop acting like the girl has massive first week sales, they are weak for all her “fake” hype

      • prettigurlrockD bitchess November 28, 2012

        Beyonce def isn’t weak neither are her numbers. They are fair and good for someone of her status. And her hype isn’t fake. Ppl love her hence her sales and her name itself. Can’t say the same for the other r&b chicks even if they are more musicially talented. Just accept that fact and move on.

      • BABY T November 28, 2012

        Dangerously in Love over 300k
        B’Day over 500k
        I Am Sasha Fierce over 400k
        4 over 300k

        If you don’t call that massive then your stupid!

    • Common Sense November 28, 2012

      It’s commendable because Alicia Keys doesn’t release McDonald’s quality music like Rihanna so her music is a slightly harder sell.

      • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

        Thank u @Common Sense !

        These Ritarda stans are getting stupid coming for ppl who really write they own lyrics !

        Alicia’s a homewrecker but R**** sprung off a druggie… Let’s not forget about Karrueche : )

      • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

        And b****!!! Rihanna still WINNING B**** NUMBERS DONT LIE FUCKA!!!

    • tru November 29, 2012

      AKys should have done a 777 promo… Just Saying.

  7. whocares November 28, 2012

    Literally just bought my copy. 🙂

    • Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) November 28, 2012

      like your name says “Who Cares”

      • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

        LMAO!

  8. B**** SHOW ME A DIPLOMA NOT UR NACKED PICS November 28, 2012

    America is defo sleeping on this amazing album… its sad 🙁

  9. Let’s Be Real November 28, 2012

    Not surprised. These girls get too comfortable. I feel like that’s what happened to Beyoncé last era in a way.even though I love 4 I feel like you should always promote like NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE.as if you are coming out for the first time.Alicia also lost fans with that messy homewrecking situation.I will say that Alicia is giving me Whitney “its not right “tease”

    • prettigurlrockD bitchess November 28, 2012

      and Xtina didn’t seem to get this concept. She thought she could just sit back relax like she was Adele and the album would sale itself. SMH. At least I commend Alicia for getting off her ass and performing and hustling.

      • MC November 28, 2012

        No, Xtina is just lazy she knows with “Bionic” that it isn’t possible to sit around and expect it to sell.

      • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

        Xtina doesn’t have to sell another RECORD !

        “Stripped” era was enough to gag these pop h*** !

        She had 6/7 singles that all slayed !

      • MC November 28, 2012

        @UNAFLOPOGETIC

        I didn’t know we were living in past glory. If Britney, Mariah, Madonna, etc all are called “flops” today and are expected to sell then Xtina can muster up some courage to sell some too. That was then in 2003 and this is now 2012.

    • Suicide Blonde November 28, 2012

      I agree about Whitney.

    • ILOVEMUSIC!!!!! November 28, 2012

      Beyonce promoted the hell out of 4 with her pillow pet baby bump too! But 4 is a great album though except for like 3 songs. I know its wrong but alicia personal life is affecting her sales though.

      • Lax November 28, 2012

        @ILOVEMUSIC I AM LITERALLY CRYING REAL TEARS YOU
        GOT ME CRYING OFFICER!!!!!!!
        OMG!!!!!!!!!!PILLOW PET,,,,FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNY!!!
        CRYINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG PILLOW PET LOL!!!

      • Lax November 28, 2012

        ALICIA IS A GREAT ARTIST , TRIPLE THREAT AND THEY
        KEEP TALKING ABOUT HER AND HER HUBBY,,,,BUT HEY THEY ALL HAVE GOT PERSONAL PROBLEMS AND LOVE
        TRIANGLES JUST LIKE US COMMON FOLKS,,,BUT HER AND THE MAN IS MARRIED THEY NEED TO LET IT GO BUT YOU KNOW THAT IS THROWING FIST TO THE WIND,,,OH WELL ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL…

    • oh baby (b****** will Deal) November 28, 2012

      I heavily concur with you on all you said, but I’m kinda shocked coz Alicia did go on quite the heavy promo tour this time around compared to Bey with 4.

    • mr.m November 28, 2012

      Gurl bye!!
      Beyonce promoted the HELL out of 4
      It would’ve been a huge FLOP if she didn’t ..
      Anyway, thats what I respect from her .. hard promotion
      And Alicia too! she promoted GOF for 3 months 😐
      Xtina is the one who’s f****** lazy …
      anyway, bye

      • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

        Not too much on my good judy, XTINA !

        Alicia , Xtina talent >>>>>>> We all know who ! KI! 🙂

        360 deal ! <<<<<<<

  10. JJFan1990 November 28, 2012

    This is sad really. Smh…….I didn’t purchase the album because its clearly a dramatic change from EOF….EOF was FLAWLESS one of my fave albums ever!!!!!

    Oh well. Still commendable efforts for a song like GoF, I hope it at least pushes platinum in the U.S. and 1.5-2 mil WW….

    • Anne November 28, 2012

      Platinum will be a long hard road with such a weak start. I’m not surprised. I think her fanbase has been shrinking and GOF was a weak lead. Add that to the homewrecking bad pr and you have a recipe for a rough debut for someone of her status.

  11. wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

    HA HA HA All thos old skool diva are dropping off like flies. She picked up no new fans. LOL. Rih debuted higher. This will be Beyonc efate too.

    • ILOVEMUSIC!!!!! November 28, 2012

      Stop it girl!! Yes we know bey is done but leave it alone.

    • Lax November 28, 2012

      @WRINKLE FLOP ORA CRYING AGAIN DAMMMMMMMM
      THE NAVY IS ON FIYAH,,,,,,,,,LMAO DROPPING OF LIKE FLIES BAAAAAAHAHAHAH,,, FUNNNNNNNNNNY

      HEEEEEEEEEEY NAVY I WONDER WHAT BEYONCE’S GOING TO DO,,,,LMAO,,,,,,,CRYING STILL WITH LAUGHTER,,,

    • Common Sense November 28, 2012

      Old school? She’s only 31 and started in the 2000s how the f*** is she old school? Oh right I forgot the retarded children that post here are under 15. No wonder there’s so many clueless, tasteless Rihanna fans.

      • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

        @Common Sense u should’ve ignored it

        238K is a read in itself for black friday sales!

        And pink’s album shot past that s*** on Itunes after Friday, too! KI!

      • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

        31 MY ASS!! IMMA NEED YOU TO ADD 5 MORE TO THAT 31 AND THEN YOU WILL GET THAT FLOPS REAL AGE!!

  12. Suicide Blonde November 28, 2012

    That just confirm that everyone who has released an album this year has fl….but i have to say these numbers are not a reflection of Alicia relevancy in the industry but just the sad reality of the music industry these days, specially this year, it has been the worst year in music ever.

    • oh baby (b****** will Deal) November 28, 2012

      For once I agree with you suicide.

    • wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

      Todays music industry is very cruel. I blame Itunes and modern technology. ON ATRL, they said, rih and nick are the only blacks girls who have had a solo top 10 hit in the USA. THta is very sad. so far this decade, Only 2 girls have top to hits: Rih and beyonce

      • wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

        I mena Rih and Nicki.

    • Lax November 28, 2012

      @SUICIDE,,,,YOU ARE SO RIGHT ON!!!!!!!

    • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE OBAMA AND BEY) November 28, 2012

      I agree with you on that

    • Phresh…. November 28, 2012

      except for swift, and adele!…

      • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

        Adele album did not come out this yr

        An album is not a “flop” until the era is over

        Meaning if Alicia’s album is stagnant after 12mos, it can be considered a flop

        if she continues to promote & release singles & it sells 730k by its 8th month like (Nicki)

        IT IS FAR from a flop considering y’alls fave h**, Rishitta took 10mos to go platinum .. !

      • IM A FREE B*TCH November 28, 2012

        @UNAFLOPOGETIC so base on what you are saying, Nelly Furtado’s album isn’t a flop despite selling only 6000 copies in its first week?

  13. Oh Baby (B****** Will Deal) November 28, 2012

    What?! This is shocking! !! Alicia always sells big, I’m now scared for r’n’b . Hopefully slayonce won’t fall victim to this same fate come next year! This album although not her best sonically, is better than unflopogetic and deserves bigger numbers! Good luck Alicia, I hope this prediction doesn’t come to pass.

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

      i’m shocked too chile…

      • wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

        Come on. YOU KNOW BEYONC IS OVER. SHE IS SCARED. GO one her instrgam. She putting all these wacky fashion pictures. She knows her music is not strong enough, so she trying gimmicks. THIS IS SAD FOR BEYONCE.

        My……how the mighty have fallen. Beyonce is on intagram biting OF RITA ORA style. That is sad. Biting of the cflop of Rihanna!

      • oh baby (b****** will Deal) November 28, 2012

        @truth yes girl it’s crazy to see Alicia getting such numbers. @wrinkle go to sleep, you’re drunk.

      • Lax November 28, 2012

        RIHANNA Is so dang hot and S*** she got Alicia dancing more and standing up and dry Humping her Piano, stripping down to show her Kini body,,,,,RIHANNA got BEYONCE
        DANCING AND DOING A STRIP TEASE FOR A MAN THAT IS NOT HER HUSBAND,,,,,RIHANNA GOT ADLE GETTING SEXIED UP AND HAVING A BABY, DAMMMMMMMMM RIH, RIH!!!!

      • IM A FREE B*TCH November 28, 2012

        @wrinkle flop ora al the stuff you are accusing Beyonce of doing to get attention, is basically what Rihanna has been doing

    • ILOVEMUSIC!!!!! November 28, 2012

      I hate to say it but your fave willnnot slay again ever! Unless she fakes another pregancy.

      • BABY T November 28, 2012

        Oh she’s definitely going to slay next year! Super Bowl, awards ceremonies, world tour.

      • Lax November 28, 2012

        @ILOVEMUSIC SLOW DOWN OFFICER U R MAKING ME HAVE TO RUN LIKE HELL TO THE BATHROOM AND PEOPLE THINK SOMETHING IS BAD WRONG WITH ME,,,,,ROTF,,,,RUNNING AND LMAO,,,, FAKE ANOTHER BABY BLUE,,,,,,OMG!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!

    • wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

      Beyonce will fall harder. She is also doing RNB.

      • prettigurlrockD bitchess November 28, 2012

        funny. 2011 was the biggest year when the dance and euro b******* hit the waves and that still didn’t stop Bey as drastic as people thought. What ashame u rih stans wish that.

      • Lax November 28, 2012

        WELLLLLLLLLLLL THE HATERS WHO’S SHOCKED WITH
        THE SALES “ADELE” SINGING IS STILL SELLING THOUGH!!!!!!!

      • Michaela November 28, 2012

        Man I hate to say it but Beyonce is going to be every f****** where next year, I know it, she learned off that 4 era, the fact she aint really been around helps because she has the advantage of anticipation which shes already building up. People have missed her and are waiting on that world tour. You know how that b**** do with the promo (except for 4 or ‘baby’ era as I call it) she aint gonna give nobody a damn choice. Rnb or country she aint gonna be avoidable, Beyonce knows she has to slay this era #Sigh.

    • prettigurlrockD bitchess November 28, 2012

      There are times when r&b gets lucky on the charts these days. Like a 75% chance. But it’s always a slimmer chance now. If these ppl depend heavily on promotion, they should stick to that. Artists that are not popular anymore (Xtina sadly) need to do anything and everything to keep their name out there. It’s the only way.

      • oh baby (b****** will Deal) November 28, 2012

        You’re right about r’n’b , sometimes it gets lucky, other times it doesn’t. Even Miguel off of the success of adorn still only pushed small numbers, idk why people are no longer supporting it. Same applies for neyo too 🙁

    • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

      Beyonce does not sing R&B overall
      Y’all beyhive think one album changes an artists’ category! KI!

      Beyonce makes music that she pops her ass to with catchy hooks, therefore the majority of her music is pop. .

  14. Bianca B**** November 28, 2012

    Very sad that Beyonce,Rihanna and NIcki Minaj are the only remaining relevant black women in music Keys,Cole,Brandy,Monica and Ciara are all non factors outside of their core fan bases this isn’t to shade this is a fact we need more black women doing well in the music game they are being pushed out …… They really need to stay connected with their fan bases and stop taking extended breaks

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

      B**** NO THE F*** YO UGLY ASS DIDN’T PUT THAT FUNKY ASS NICKI IN WITH BEY AND RHI!!!! i will slap the f*** outta u h**!

      • Pressed H*** like yourself November 28, 2012

        LMAO!!!

    • wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

      ATRL said Rih and Nicki are the only black women who have had top 10 this decade. Just those two.

      • BABY T November 28, 2012

        And Beyonce is still slaying in album sales and winning awards

      • BABY T November 28, 2012

        And Beyonce is still slaying in album sales and winning awards.

    • wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

      In the UK, they do not even have black women selling or getting deals. You have to be mixed or white girl doing rnb.

    • Lana Fan November 28, 2012

      Alicia Keys is still relevant you stupid ass
      Mary J blige is also relevant AND a legend

      • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

        Yes b**** ! Cannot forget MJB !

        She been quiet for a min, though !

      • @_NoFucksGiven_1 November 28, 2012

        When @Rihanna does an R&B album then we will talk about black people until then only people that will sell go that are black is @Beyonce and @NickiMinaj. And Yes i Love Mary J Blige and her last album but it’s not selling like it suppose to. Pow

  15. prettigurlrockD bitchess November 28, 2012

    That’s how much I thought it would sale. Anyway, not buying it. Not here for her screaming and pitchy notes. If anyone knows who Karina Pasian is or doesn’t know, I suggest you look her up. A lot of talent/potential and should be getting exposure she deserves.

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

      b**** eat a d***. i hate u!! #go AK

      • prettigurlrockD bitchess November 28, 2012

        the homewrecker love eating d*cks too I guess.

      • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

        ^DEATH !

  16. Ernest November 28, 2012

    R&B is dead

    • prettigurlrockD bitchess November 28, 2012

      What ashame one of the best genres isn’t selling that well. I still love my pop music but I miss the days when r&b was up there with the top 40 hits. And nothing that plays on the radio these days is anything special. Wow. Well I hope new talent can replace these ones we have now. (Taylor swift, Justin bieber, Katy perry, one direction carly J) They really do nothing for music in general.

      • Common Sense November 28, 2012

        Don’t forget to add RIhanna to that list.

  17. CRAMPED November 28, 2012

    RnB is in the pits. Its a damn shame. RnB is dead and her nicki minaj feature did not help either. It was horrible.

  18. Fresh Navy November 28, 2012

    These are good Numbers im POROUD of A-Keys

    Whuuut is wrong with peopel living on the homewhrecking thing as in…. move on!!!

    dont hold it against the girl for the rest of her life

    She is a really NICE and Genuine person!!!

    who makes really good music…. a la 14 Grammy awards that were earned and not handed to like a fellow R&B diva *cough Matthew Knowles daughter*

    In Todays Musical Climate Thats Good

    the only persons doing astronomical numbers are Taylor Swift and other country musicians because country music sells

    • Lax November 28, 2012

      @FRESH NAVY U R SO RIGHT ON OFC,,,,,,

  19. MC November 28, 2012

    The numbers are solid, but Alica has always been a big seller plus she promoted like hell this era. This just confirms what we already knew which was that the music business is dying (other than those “it” pop girls, boys, and bands). This is so sad, talented people like A.Keys, Xtina, Brandy, Ne-Yo, etc are not selling as great as they used to, I guess times change. This is still a solid number, def better than her other counterparts that I mentioned above, she just needs to keep on with her promo. Good luck A.Keys!

  20. SHA (F*** The Navy and LAX) November 28, 2012

    Didn’t they predict she will sell in the 300k range then sold over 400k in 09 most of her fans buy the album in stores so I think she will do around 250k. Not her best but without a hit, home wrecking scandal, and low albums sales I’m not that surprised all that promotion though!!!!!!!

    • Lax November 28, 2012

      @SHA,,,,ROTF,,,,,,,LMAO,,,,

    • Todd November 28, 2012

      i think the only people payin any attention to the ”homewrecking scandal” are here

  21. Gabriella November 28, 2012

    I called this though… And don’t blame it on the fact that R&B aint selling. Alicia is big and almost a damn household name in the US. This just goes to show, if you LOWER your standards by stealing other women’s husbands, your sales LOWER themselves.. Guess the church ppl got tired of supporting her husband stealing ass.

    • Mario November 28, 2012

      I f R&B ain’t selling what happened to Ne-Yo,Monica,Brandy,Keyshia Cole and Elle Varner sales hell even Beyonce.The home-wrecking is played out plus did she steal your man?The fact is R&B is losing it relevance in music.

    • Todd November 28, 2012

      quit it already,thats a lame excuse knowing that she never relied on drama but just her talent

      • IM A FREE B*TCH November 28, 2012

        EXACTLY! Alicia is PURE TALENT! more than i can say about some other singers *COUGH*Rihanna*COUGH*

      • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

        *RIHANNA COUGH* IS ON THE CHARTS WITH LEGENDS!! WITH MADONNA AND MJ!! WHEN WILL BEYFLOP B****?

      • IM A FREE B*TCH November 29, 2012

        IM NOT EVEN A FAN OF BEYONCE HAHAHAHA!
        RIHANNA IS UP THERE BCOS PEOPLE ARE SUPPORTING CRAP RIGHT NOW WHICH IS REALLY SAD

  22. BABY T November 28, 2012

    Omg! I’m surprised. I thought she’d sell around 300-400k. R&B is dying. OK Beyonce needs to do lots of promo for her new album like Taylor Swift did with Red. Hopefully the Super Bowl, a possible Grammy performance and the documentary will be part of the pre-album promo. Releasing the first single in late January/early February and then the album in late February is too early. I hope she releases the album in March.

    • wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

      I do not think the whites are here for Beyonce. There can only be one hot black girl and for, whites, that is Rihanna.

      Look at Hollywood: Zoe Saldana is getting all the roles over Halle, and no other black actress is eating.

      Look at Modeling: Noami Campbell was getting all the work for over 20 years and barley aany black girl ate. Name a black supermodel WW famous that can after Naomi?

      HIP HOP: Nicki and no other female rapper is allowed in.

      THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE BLACK GIRL AT A TIME.

      THAT IS HOW WHITES HAVE DESIGNED IT.

      • BABY T November 28, 2012

        So your saying Beyonce’s blacks fans were the only ones who bought 4 in its first week, which debuted at #1 on the BIllboard 200 and sold 310k? No waaaayyy!!

        Most black people can’t afford to buy an album lol. That is why Ciara, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Monica, Ashanti, Keyshia Cole continue to flop because most of their fans are black.

      • wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

        With bEYONCE so called talent, promo and hype, if she had white fans in huge numbers. SHE WOULD HAVE 2 DIAMOND ALBUMS BY NOW.

      • BABY T November 28, 2012

        Lol and so would Rihanna

      • Common Sense November 28, 2012

        Who the f*** is Zoe Saldana? As for Halle she has her Oscar so she get any damn role she wants. Naomi Campbell was followed by Tyra Banks (you know the b**** that doesn’t shut about herself?). There’s plenty of black AND white models. But supermodels are rare for ANY race because that is the point of being a supermodel. You have to be the best. Stop making s*** about race.

      • Wtf? November 28, 2012

        What are you talking about? Joan Smalls is the #1 model in the industry right now and has just done FOUR Vogue covers in one year. She’s the face of Estee Lauder and has been raking in editorial after editorial. They have her pinned to be the next “super model” of this generation which is a hard feat.

        Furthermore, we saw the rise of the careers of Chanel Iman who is the only black angel; Jordan Dunn who has been the face of Burberry for nearly 3 consecutive seasons; and not to mention the influx of all the amazing Brazilian black beauties such as Lais Ribiero who was recently in a campaign for Tom Ford and continues to be a big force on the runway. Emanuela de Paula. And new comer French model Anais Mali, Cora Emmanuel, Melodie Monrose…. the list goes on & on so CLEARLY you pay no attention to the fashion industry. Stay in your lane.

      • aynon November 29, 2012

        @wrinkle flop ora you are delusional

  23. wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

    She still did over 100k. iT IS NOT THAT BAD. y’all juts mad that Rih outsold her.

    • oh baby (b****** will Deal) November 28, 2012

      But this is Alicia keys, she has no business selling such miniscule albums. She always sells big and consistently so. That’s why 100k is just too low.

  24. CHRISTINASTHEREALTALENT November 28, 2012

    A very sad day in music indeed. Where the talented artists are struggling for a comeback while the untalented manufactured gimmicks are the ones on top reigning SMH

    • prettigurlrockD bitchess November 28, 2012

      Even tho it’s sad, I’m glad at the same time MJ and Whitney are laid to rest. They wouldn’t want to see where the industry is headed right now. SMH.

      • theman November 28, 2012

        Lol Jazmine is just Jazmine. Adele is incredible.

    • Lax November 28, 2012

      @CHRISTINATHEREALTALENT SOOOOO ADELE ISN’T TALENTED?

      • ILOVEMUSIC!!!!! November 28, 2012

        No she isnt she is the right color! Faith evans and jilly from philly can sing adele into a early grave!! But faith and jill are not doing adele numbers hell even my girl jazmine sullivan can out sing adele having the flu. But that fat pale cow is selling..

      • Common Sense November 28, 2012

        She is very talented. Adele also writes music that has massive appeal and has a look that everyone can be comfortable with as well as no manufactured drama. She comes, she sings, she slays. Then she goes on break because she knows she can.

      • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

        Adele is overrated ! If QUEEN Amy was alive, she wouldn’t sell s*** ! Just her typical 2mil like her 1st album !

      • theman November 28, 2012

        Also, Adele’s first album still sales, and AW;s major US album sold over two million, so what are u talking about.

  25. Dane November 28, 2012

    She ruined her BRAND with the Swizz Beats- gate…

    • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

      VERY TRUE!!!!

    • honeychildplease November 28, 2012

      YES you said it best my dear!

  26. busdriver’sfist November 28, 2012

    Not surprising. Most of these ladies are in there 30’s now. Keyshia, Bran, Monica, Alicia, Bey. Teenagers (who make up most of the NEW music buying population) are not running to the store to buy their cd’s anymore.

    • wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

      EM is 40 and he sells.

      • wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

        Maroon 5 are not young and they sell. It is not about age. It is about quality and climate. They used to say you have to be slim to sell. Look at Adele and Emelie Sande, both fat and botth sell.

      • busdriver’sfist November 28, 2012

        all of these women have what in common…they are BLACK FEMALES…

    • BABY T November 28, 2012

      Keyshia, Brandy and Monica were flops from the 2000s. And Beyonce is still relevant!

      • ILOVEMUSIC!!!!! November 28, 2012

        Only on black hood sites! But emille sande is not fat kelly!!

    • theman November 28, 2012

      Keyshia didn’t have but one album that underperformed, and that sould better than alot of other r&b albums. Her current album didn’t better than what they were forecasting. Y’all put too much into first wks sales. Alicia is a major artist. R&b artist don’t get the proper promo nor do they get pop airplay.

  27. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) November 28, 2012

    LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE GUYS ATLEAST SHE OUTSOLD BRANDY & CHRISTINA (-:

  28. gio88 November 28, 2012

    Alicia is not so interesting like previous eras!that’s the truth … and Girl on fire is not so good!

  29. wrinkle flop ora November 28, 2012

    Alicia keys is not that great of a singer and writer. She got away with it back in teh day, but with Emelie Sande, Lana, Adele, it shows that alicia is basic RNB singer who hid behind the fact she plays the Piano.

    Alicia is no sade. She is not timeless or classic.

    • Todd November 28, 2012

      * plays The diary of and As I am

    • IM A FREE B*TCH November 28, 2012

      “Alicia keys is not that great of a singer and writer.”?!?!?!?!?! b**** ur ears must have died because of the amount of Rihshitta you is listening to! Alicia Keys is a fantastic singer and writer! her song writing skills are A Class! *PLAYS ALL HER ALBUMS*

      • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

        Rishitta is HAS SOLD MORE THAN AK WORLDWIDE!!! AGAIN NUMBERS DONT LIE B****!!!

      • IM A FREE B*TCH November 28, 2012

        STILL DOESNT CHANGE THE FACT THAT RIHANNA IS A CRAP SINGER WITH 0 TALENT WHEREAS ALICIA KEYS IS AN A CLASS MUSICIAN! HAVE SEVERAL F****** SEATS

  30. Gabriella November 28, 2012

    Not Alicia stans coming up with excuses.. Gworls…

    I won’t be surprised if Taylor Swift outsell her (lemme hop onto iTunes to download Red)

    Its just poor for Alicia.. GOF is all over the radio, she’s on my tv the whole time & only manages 150k? And I’ve bootlegged the album and it aint s*** really. This is her shittiest album to date.

    And yasss Xtina & Ne-Yo had low album sales, but both are destined for longevity anyway (provided they release the right songs)

  31. mkigz November 28, 2012

    Alicia is a tremendous artist but I think that GOF is not a strong lead single hence why her sales for this album were lower than TEOF. That album had Doesnt mean anything and both Empire State of mind Pt 1 and 2 to lead it and those songs in particular were HITS! That’s what made me purchase those singles and that album. I wish her luck but I’m not feeling her new album personally.

  32. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) November 28, 2012

    The 3 highest selling black woman in 2012

    NICKI MINAJ ROMAN RELOADED 251, 551

    RIHANNA UNAPOLOGETIC 238,949

    ALICIA KEYS AROUND 160,000

  33. nick November 28, 2012

    black people dont support nuffin!!! i wouldnt even dale cds, id just release it online,

    • MC November 28, 2012

      Why are black people the blame for everything? Smh…..In case you didn’t know majority of the population in the U.S. is white (over 70%) and the majority of the minorities are Hispanics….so how come whites and Hispanics aren’t blamed for lackluster numbers? Some of you just……………

      • BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare November 28, 2012

        Thank you @ MC! I.get.so.sick. of that!

      • Common Sense November 28, 2012

        You might want to brush up on your criminal statistics in the US. Yes African Americans are a minority, except when it comes to crime…Although yes I am informed of the socioeconomic factors that play a role in that.

      • MC November 28, 2012

        @Common Sense

        Contrary to your username you lack some “common sense”. My comment was in response to the “black people don’t buy” comment which I refuted and backed up with the FACTS that blacks are minority, what does this have to do with criminal statistics? I don’t have to brush up on anything considering that we are talking about consumers and not whatever irrelevant thing we are talking about. You make no sense and while you are at it get a clue on your way,

    • theman November 28, 2012

      What good is releasing it online gonna do, that’ll make things worse. Just look at Nicki’s sales, she didn’t have enough hard copies so her album didn’t fair well.

  34. Auntie_Jackie November 28, 2012

    Whoa! That’s crazy.

  35. SHA (F*** The Navy and LAX) November 28, 2012

    Wrinkle Flop Ora B**** DO YOU HAVE A JOB??????????????!!!!!
    If not I’m looking for 5 waitress for the holiday season!!!

  36. BEYONCE’S WEAVE November 28, 2012

    And we’re burying RnB one artist at a time. If the Flea hive isn’t scared, they should be. Usher who is a bigger RnB artist than Beyonce and has a Diamond certified album is struggling to scratch Gold, he released 3 RnB singles and 2 pop singles, RnB did not push his album. RnB is dead, gone, burried. Hope AK does well, despite her pitchy vocals, she is an excellent song-writer who has worked with one of my favorite artist Emeli Sande.

  37. Todd November 28, 2012

    Shes great and i dont think she gives a s*** about numbers (that much,i know its important) now. I really hope there’ll be a time for music and not numbers.

  38. Christina Aguilera November 28, 2012

    Welcome to the has been club Alicia! Our glory days are over!!!

    LOTUS- collecting dust at a media outlet near you!

  39. JOHNVIDAL November 28, 2012

    Why oh Why????
    In my opinion this album should open with 500,000 copies cos it´s amazing. And Alicia and label have been on point with the promo

    It seems only teen sensations fans (and their parents) can get artists to sell over 300,000 and one or two models shoved down our thoats during 7 consecutive years (oh wait no these ones can´t either 🙂 )

    Music industry is death. It makes me so sad
    Those are not the worse numbers cos this year every R&B artist and almost everyone else has done less than Alicia is predicted to do, but still for such great talent and good album it is too little

    I´ll support Alicia (and Bruno Mars) and hope the final sales exceeds expectations

    • UNAFLOPOGETIC November 28, 2012

      What other model? Rihanna & who?

      • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

        Go suck on diseased d*** b**** and stop bringing up RIHANNA!!!

  40. yea yea b****…i know :) November 28, 2012

    Is this really that big of a surprise?
    The album is just blah. Actually her last three have been just blah. Girl on Fire is a terrible song. New day was wack. I like about 5 Songs on the album. I love my riri and I’m happy she has reached #1 with 238K. However I’m a sane member of the navy as well as the beehive(yes you can be both). Remember in 2011 the navy said Beyonce was done. She still did 310K with no top 10 or 20. I consider a hit anything within the 100 singles in the hot 100. Beyonce will do higher numbers then this and more than likely more than riri’s recent numbers. As for Alicia I’m going to need a greatest hits album and nothing more. But don’t be like brandy trying to release anymore after that greatest hits album. It doesn’t work now. See human and 2/11(Steel Reserve)lol

  41. WaitUrTurn88 November 28, 2012

    HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLLEN!!!!…..LIKE I SAID EARLIER, WHILE UR FAVS FAD INTO OBLIVION….RIHANNA JUST KEEPING GETTING BETTER AND BETTER……RIHANNA COMPETITION ARE THE WHITE ARTIST NOT THE BLACK ONES!!!!….ITS SAD BUT IT TRUE,,,BISHES NUMBERS R DROPPING WHILE RIRI RISES!!!!

    • honeychildplease November 28, 2012

      IF 236 is a rise, than damn talk about the struggle…

      • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

        Um queen rihanna is world wide so no struggles with the navy f**!!!!

  42. Caramelboi November 28, 2012

    This is sad and shocking about Alicia’s sales considering the fact she does far bigger numbers than this. The music industry is hanging on by a thread on its way to hell without not even a hog of spit to possibly save it from going up in flames. Its been some good ass quality r&b music being put out there for us to enjoy and sum ppl is so disrespectful and search and wait for hrs to find a link to download illegally. They r stuck on that generic music with no meaning and half ass vocals. I don’t want to hear ppl say s*** about promote promote promote bcuz Alicia wuz everywhere on ur tv screens interviews,etc and this the thanks she gets. This is a good solid album not one of her best but its still good. Y’all want the Queen Bey to fail so bad but she’s not. She’s a innovator and a legend and u will deal. I will say alicia lost fans for the homewrecking s*** tho. Ppl we got to so appreciation to our true musicians bcuz I don’t want to fist pump in the club all the time.

  43. Music November 28, 2012

    Not every album with sale as good as the next. Alicia has always been a consistent seller so I’m sure one little hiccup isn’t worth losing sleep over. With the music industry lik eit is these days, anything over 100,000 I consider to be pretty darn good.

  44. honeychildplease November 28, 2012

    *Clears throat* Now that Alicia Keys home wrecking ways have come to the surface many people have ran from her fan base like a b**** named SANDY was heading their way. Alicia KEys is freaking boring, and her album is just OK…..The EOF was a good cd, until she started investing her time in stealing peoples husbands instead of quality music…If she expects to sell anywhere near the numbers she did in her previous albums than she will need to step her game up…

    • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

      Preach!!! That b**** looks like a boring ass house wife when she is on the red carpet!! With her dime sized titays!!!

  45. lol November 28, 2012

    Hits are the same ppl that predicted TEOF would do 200-250k, and it pushed 417k it’s first wk with a lack-luster Hit. Moving forward we will see next wk.

  46. CHUDDS November 28, 2012

    I know I do my fair share of shading, but I am SIIIIICCCKKK of people saying, “black people don’t do this, black people don’t do that…” Shut the F-U-C-K UP! Alicia Keys fanbase is mostly older (28 and up). They stopped giving a damn about her pitchy, hypocritical ass after the homewrecker scandal. Her music is too boring to attract the younger fans. PLUS the lead single was garbage! And with that being said, I’m sure she’ll be gold by the beginning of 2013…..

  47. MUSICHEAD November 28, 2012

    I keep saying this and I will say it again- the only artists selling right now are the ones with hits on POP radio. If you’re not on POP radio no one knows your project is out. I don’t understand why these labels refuse to push urban acts at POP radio.

    I didn’t see any commercials (TV or radio) or billboards promoting Alicia, Miguel, Brandy, Keyshia or Monica when their albums were released. Without proper promotion dont expect big numbers.

    Also, Alicia hasn’t had a hit since 2008 so I’m not sure why ppl are surprised that she flopped.

    • CHUDDS November 28, 2012

      Like I’ve said time and time again, the pop audience will download your single, but they will NOT buy your album. Ask Usher, Chris Brown, Jason Derulo, Ne-Yo and Flo-Rida!

      • MUSICHEAD November 28, 2012

        Every artist in general is selling more singles than albums. But if no one wants to buy your single why would they want your album?

        The point I’m making is the ppl who are selling right now (besides the country stars) have top hits on pop radio and itunes.

      • CHUDDS November 28, 2012

        I’m saying that the pop audience will not purchase an “urban artists” album, no matter how many pop hits they may have.

  48. MRDIVABITCH November 28, 2012

    Meh, another overrated strained flat off key amateur b****

    • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

      Death!!!

      • lol November 28, 2012

        #DEAD!!!!! It’s only #1 in 5!….Stop lying!!!

      • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

        Imma need u to look again b****!! Dead!!!

  49. Girrrl November 28, 2012

    These numbers are POOR for someone of Alicia’s caliber. She used to debut with 400 or 700k. The reasons I think she is flopping are:

    The lead single (It’s really horrible)
    The live performances (Alicia sounds terrible. I’m surprised she was not urged to get singing lessons)
    The stream of the cd (Alicia has good songs but sounds terrible on them. No one wants to listen to that)
    Homewrecking (she lost fans with that situation)

    And tgj better call this what it is: A FLOP

    • kingcere November 28, 2012

      so when Element of Freedom drop in 2009 wasn’t she a homewrecker then.. shut the f*** up with the homewrecker b*******

  50. king bey November 28, 2012

    Music industry is dying very quickly if you go pop you run the risk of getting plenty of hit singles but albums sales suffer aka chris brown,usher,flo rider,neyo etc… but if you stay rnb it seems you flop all together beyonce is lucky considering she never been a full blown rnb artist so she can easily go pop with elements of rnb and not be called a sell out….. seeing all these artists flop is sad times black artist are going to be pushed into indie status soon in the 90s they were major black artists everywere come 2012 u can count them on one hand

    • CHUDDS November 28, 2012

      Exactly. That’s why I was trying to say. If you’re…dare I say…BLACK, the pop audience will [legally] download the HELL out of your music, but will pay your album DUST!

      The urban crowd loves to illegally download music. They will buy your album if they feel like you’re worth it. And by worth it, I mean you GRIND like HELL! You release mixtapes, you are active on social media, you do shows etc etc. That’s why artists like Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and J. Cole can sell so much. I believe that JHENE is the next R&B female to look out for. She has been grinding for a long time, and her mixtape is extremely successful. She’s currently on tour with NAS and LAURYN HILL. I am definitely here for her artistry.

  51. Pretty Diamondz November 28, 2012

    TERRIBLE sales for Alicia! Especially during the holiday season! Even Rihanna is selling more than her! Most of Alicia’s fans are settled black women with careers, husbands and families and her homewrecking turned them OFF! Trust me! My 46 year old mom no longer supports her for THAT very reason!

    • kingcere November 28, 2012

      so ur dumb ass mom didnt knew she was a homewrecker when she dropped element of freedom n it sold 400k 1st week..stop makin up stupid ass lies

  52. TruthTeller November 28, 2012

    How dare the haters come for the queen ?????
    Rihanna has the best album of the year hands down: Stay in the GREATEST SONG to come out this uear.
    Her vocals on What Now, Stay, No Love Allow…. put all your favs to shame.

    #1 album & #1 single don’t lie.

    Soldout STADIUM TOUR…. Your fav could never.

    Rihanna was always the best performercus unlike Beyawnce, she actually sings LIVE.

    What other black women can sellout a stadoum tour other than Rihanna & Tina Turner?

    Not local Flopyonce, Not hasbeen Janet & not homewreker Alicia

    • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

      Im a navy member and i love Queen RIHANNA!! But dont ever come for Legendary Janet Jackson!!! Kiiii!!!!

    • IM A FREE B*TCH November 29, 2012

      Your name is very misleading lol

  53. TruthTeller November 28, 2012

    Stay = SONG OF THE YEAR

  54. TruthTeller November 28, 2012

    STAY is the new Someone Like You

  55. hh November 28, 2012

    another bad thing was that she relied on GIRL ON FIRE this whole era, like no.

  56. honeychildplease November 28, 2012

    Pardon me but i needed a laugh, so i came back to look at her album sales….

    • UNFLOPOGETIC? B**** NUMBER 1 IN 40 COUNTRIES FLOP DAT BITCHEZ!!!!!! November 28, 2012

      LMAO YOU ARE SICK!! LOL!!!

  57. MACHIAVEL November 28, 2012

    F***** Up Musical Industry, Alicia Deserves Better, But She’s Not White And Fat Like Adele, So………………………………………………………………… This Industry Hate Talented Black Artists, That Why They Keep Pushing Nicki And Rihanna(cause they are not threats, Talent Wise), See The Only Thing They Talk About Rih Is: How Beautiful, S*** And Wild Is She, So The Day They Want Her Out, They Will Pull Out All The Negatives Shits, And Make Her Look Nothing But A Ghetto Black W****(The Typic Stereotype)!

  58. Nichole November 28, 2012

    Those are horrible numbers for an artist of Alicia’s caliber. GOF juat might be her first dud sales wise.

    R&B is not dying.

    We have to keep in mind that Alicia probably lost a good amount of fans over the s*** that is currently surrounding her personal life. Nobody likes a homewrecker, and not to mention that it seems as if she lost some of the general publics support.

    She’ll be lucky to go platinum.

  59. Nicole November 28, 2012

    Well unfortunately for HDD they have a bad history of trying to pin down AK numbers they have been off by up to 200k with her past releases. I think she will come in around 400K from everything that I am seeing she is selling very well. When I purchased yesterday the sales person said she has been seeing it come through all day and by the time I got there they only had like 5 left. I think they are waaaaaaaay off.

    • Anne November 29, 2012

      Stop dreaming. HDD knows what they are doing.

      • Anne November 29, 2012

        In other words, they are right 99% of the time. Highly unlikely that AK is an exception to the general rule that the sales will fall within their predicted range. They may (or may not) slightly adjust the range when more numbers come in but it will not be the drastic difference you are contemplating. She’ll be lucky to debut pass 200K based on these early observations.

      • IM A FREE B*TCH November 29, 2012

        f*** off anne, we know yous a Alicia Keys hater

      • Nicole November 29, 2012

        Ummm!!! I don’t have to lie, just check online, their prediction for TEOF was 100K off and their prediction for AIA was off by 200K, easily verifiable, but haters choose to believe what they want to believe and I understand that honey. I will get with you next week when the REAL numbers are in. Alicia Keys Audience go out and purchase, itunes is not their main source of purchase.

  60. Anne November 28, 2012

    If this was Beyonce the word FLOP would be all over this page hundreds of times. Heck, Beyonce’s range with ‘4’ was twice this amount and some people were still calling it a flop when it actually did pretty good. I’m sure AK is disappointed in these low numbers.

    • Jer November 29, 2012

      I know BeYAWNce sold first seek what these hos sell in a year grrrrrrrrllll dont make me dust off my BeYAWNce stan cap that dusty moldy ass thing. Speaking of which how many copies has the Re-Up sold?

  61. ShineBrightLikeADiamond November 29, 2012

    you’re bashing rihanna when she sells 230,000 copies of her album, but when alicia sells way worse its all good?! don’t get me wrong, I love alicia but it seems like you run this site to hate on rihanna. so maybe you should change the URL.

  62. Jer November 29, 2012

    Im srry but lets clock some things right now. Tthese “but there wasnt any promo” excuses are so tired. Alicia Keys has been eerywhere plugging Girl on zfire and its 8 versions and her album. Commercials, a dozen performances and interviews. Theres been plenty of promotion. Exactly what is this epic Beyonce promotion that is the benchmark for “promotion”??? Its like if you don’t have 5 videos, 3 remixes, 10 magazine covers, a dozen interviews, two live performances every night……. You dont have any promo. GURLBYE. Alicia has had plenty of promotion, the public just isnt interested in her hoarse ass voice sounding like a bucket of cold water grrrrrrllllllllll

  63. bigtranny November 29, 2012

    she deserves better, it’s so sad to see that real talents sell less than talentless b******

  64. Casual November 29, 2012

    These numbers are better than I expected, considering that her lead single never really caught fire at pop radio.

  65. Jcrewedup November 29, 2012

    This is actually not very surprising to me.

    Here is what I don’t buy: 1) “homewrecker” 2) Black people don’t buy music.

    ^^^^^^^^ THIS–stop it.

    Mainstream R & B is simply on the decline. I, personally, have been listening to R & B underground for YEARS. Rahsaan Patterson, Lalah Hathaway, Jesse Boykins III, Jhene Aiko, Marques Toliver, Eric Roberson, Muhsinah, Anthony David, Rochelle Jordan, etc….THIS is the new brilliance of R & B.

    Above ground progressive R & B – 1) Frank Ocean 2) Miguel 3) Elle Varner 4) The Weeknd

    Mainstays: Mary, Brandy, Maxwell, Monica, Keyshia, Alicia, Trey, Chris, Usher (and we can consider the pop elements of a couple of these)

    R & B is no longer the favored genre. Just like rock has fell out of favor. Please do not be confused by the artists on billboard who are considered rock–that is POP.

    Alicia’s is simply settling into the current phase of R & B music sales.

  66. Ulises November 29, 2012

    Love this album from beginning to end… don’t have to skip one track. Awesome album! =)

  67. Love November 29, 2012

    R&B is really dying. It’s such a sad thing to comprehend.

  68. Kyle November 29, 2012

    Man, R&B artists are NOT SELLING!!! Usher, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys, and the list goes on. They all had miserable sales this year.

  69. Donna November 29, 2012

    Listened to this album a few times this week on AOL Listening Party and I wouldn’t buy it if it were in the bargain bin. Album is boring as hell, the Girl on Fire song sucks, and Nicki Minaj is the nail in the coffin. Save your money and buy something from a real artist who appreciates their fans like Anthony David.

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