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That Grape Juice A&R: Alicia Keys’ New Album

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One year after its release, it’s now safe to say Alicia Keys’Girl On Fire’ delivered another signature hit from the star…the empowering anthem of the very same name.

Alas, after taking one year to sell what albums prior Keys albums have sold in a week, the LP now stands as one of the performer’s lowest selling to date, failing to hold a light to the flame that was ‘The Element of Freedom’ or her ‘Fallin‘ fuelled debut.

Now, it’s time for you to have your say!

On what?

Find out below…

Listing 12 songs from any genre or period of music from any artist out there, we want you to create the ultimate Alicia album made up of cuts you feel would serve to win over the general public and critics alike.

An album, that’ll impact the world in ways ‘Diary’ did and ‘Girl’ didn’t.

Not sure what we mean? Peep ours below!

1.  Adele – ‘Cold Shoulder’

2. Janelle Monae – ‘Electric Lady’

3. Des’Ree – ‘You Gotta Be’

4.Adele – ‘Rumour Has It’

5. Chaka Khan – I Feel For You’

6. Phyllis Hyman – ‘Living All Alone’

7. Jhene Aiko – ‘My Mine’

8. George Michael – ‘Father Figure’

9.  Amy Winehouse – ‘Back To Black’

10.  Gabrielle – ‘Sunshine’

11.  M People – ‘Search For the Hero’

12. Celine Dion – ‘That’s the Way It Is’

Ready to have you say?!

Get creative below!

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19 Comments

  • December 10, 2013 at 8:29 am
    bitchplease says:
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    are you guys for real? you guys here at TGJ are idiots. Nothing but stans with blogs! stick to covering your basic beys elemantary music and leave the real stuff to the billboards.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 8:47 am
    MISHKA says:
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    If Alicia’s team is behind this, I think the winner should get a check too, TGJ…

    I ain’t got no time for 12 songs, I’m just going to say I would like Alicia to be more daring, more adventurous and more sensual. She should get to work with the new wave of producers out there.

    She needs a Mariah/Toni/Janet type of reinvention. Be Bold, A.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 8:56 am
    UnthinkableKeys says:
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    @BitchPlease Hate them so much but commented first. Everyone knows they send whatever we say to the labels so I’m going to give my input and you can stay mad.

    I definitely would say that I want something more exciting from her, big Pop singles that can be sung on the piano and really melodic R&B songs that you could find on an Erykah or Jill album.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 8:58 am
    BarbBey says:
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    Yeah boy! I’ve been waiting on a new one of these since the Brandy one you did. I’m still in class but I’ll come back and give my ideas right after.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 9:00 am
    Its Gaga Ya Bish says:
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    I don’t have time to list 12 songs but I want an album full of Pop/R&B ballads and come on TGJ, you only list five? Give us an entire album to work with! Update that s***!

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  • December 10, 2013 at 9:10 am
    Sade stan says:
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    Homewreckeys is DONE! She had a good run but no ones checking for her anymore.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 9:10 am
    J. Vryheid says:
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    WE NEED MORE SONGS LIKE ‘LOVE IS BLIND’… with a more electropop feel… songs they can bump in the club. I never got a chance to PARTY to Alicia’s music. I would love to party. Not to mention europop music is Billboarding!

    coming from her #1 fan since DAY ONE!

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  • December 10, 2013 at 9:12 am
    Lovebird says:
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    You don’t have to list 12 songs for the ultimate AK album, Alicia Keys is good at what she does.

    The fact is simply GOF was risky and wasn’t a very good album, which is why it underperformed.

    AK just needs to continue doing what she does best, and that is write and produce amazing music, and she should continue working with Emeli Sande IMO.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 9:46 am
    BITCHDONTWEARMYWEAVETHO says:
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    she needs another album like “As I Am” with a lil mix with “The Element Of Freedom” those albums were masterpieces

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  • December 10, 2013 at 9:58 am
    Draggin4MrsCarter says:
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    Yes at you updating your list, I like everything except for Jhene’s My Mine. I would switch it with Queen Pink’s Try.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 10:23 am
    MusicStan says:
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    She need another album like ” The Diary” don’t get me wrong I love all her work ( excpet Girl on Fire, The single itself was annoying but the rest of the ablum was good) and been a fan since day one! But ” The Diary” was a Classic IMO!!! Songs in the Minor, As I am, Element of Freedom and Girl on Fire has some hit and did numbers but The Diary takes the Damn Cake!!!! The WHOLE album was just a Masterpiece from Heartburn to Slow Down everything on that album was screaming excellents!! The Vocals were bananas in studio and live ( got a chance to catch her live when that album was out and her and John legend kilt it)….

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  • December 10, 2013 at 10:49 am
    MelyB says:
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    ITA with your comments about DIARY – that album was a complete masterpiece. It felt personal and the songs were soulful & not so much pandering to the pop audience.

    I think that was the influence of Krucial (Kerry Brothers) because ever since she’s gotten with Swizz, her music has become more watered down, experimental and harder for me to relate to as a fan. It took me almost a year of listening to AS I AM & ELEMENTS OF FREEDOM to truly enjoy all of the music. I might be one of few fans who really liked the GOF track and the album was a nice transition for her.

    As for TGJ’s question – as a fan, I will ALWAYS buy AKeys’ albums so the question might be better answered by on the fence fans or non-fans as to what they want to hear from her that’d make them buy her album.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm
    LOL says:
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    Alicia is still on a WORLD TOUR. Every artists has a lowest selling album. Alicia is doing just find her solid fanbase holds her down. Alicia is one if not the best musician in the game. Alicia isn’t worried about anything or anyone.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    LOL says:
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    Go somewhere far. Alicia is on a World Tour as we speak.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    SnatchingWiggsss says:
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    Its safe to sau her run is OVER the QUEEN (Tamar Braxton) has snatched her piano playibg spotlight!! #OutWithTheOldInWithTheGreatest!!!!

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  • December 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    Antonio says:
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    Alicia Keys does not need to reinvent herself anymore. She does that with every album. She’s won 14 Grammys, has 5 #1 albums on the Billboard 200, 12 Top 10 singles on the Hot 100 including 4 #1s. She headlined world tours, starred in hit movies, has numerous endorsements and is a true artist with actual talent. She’s sold nearly 40 million albums and over 25 million singles WW, what else does she have to prove. She’s ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time and her first 3 albums frequently appear on numerous critics’ lists as some of the greatest albums of all time. This A&R post would be more fitting for Ciara, Brandy, Monica, Chris Brown, Xtina, Ke$ha, Kelly Rowland or Ne-Yo… Artists who have talent but aren’t selling as well as they used to for various reasons

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  • December 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm
    LOL says:
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    On what PLANET? Tamar can’t even get a top 50 hit on Hot 100. Her album won’t even see gold. She’s a JOKE!

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  • December 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    JOHNVIDAL says:
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    I´ve always found these type of posts absurd. Alicia Keys has an amazing career and writes classic after classic. For her to have such a success satying R&B the whole time is one of the biggest achievements in music since 2000 or so.
    About her sound: she has been changing it already, especially in her last two albums, so don´t know what you´re talking about either. Seriously, she doesn´t need advice from us or TGJ. Her sales are fine. Albums sell less and less. And artists who have been for more than 10 years on top, it´s impossible to not decline in sales.

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  • December 11, 2013 at 11:29 am
    Marcel says:
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    I really just think it is the fate of the music industry right now… and R&B is being hit harder than most…

    check out “Dare” by new artist Marcel

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