Alicia Keys’ New Album ‘Here’ Hits #1 On iTunes

Published: Friday 4th Nov 2016 by Rashad

Fans of ‘Fallin’ singer Alicia Keys have apparently fallen in love with the 15-time Grammy winner’s latest opus, ‘Here.’  For, as of time reporting, the project – launched on the backs of critically acclaimed numbers ‘Holy War,’ ‘Blended Family,’ and ‘In Common’ – has found it’s got something else in common with her previous releases:  the ability to look down on competition from the top of digital charts.

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‘Here,’ Keys’ 6th album, hit #1 just hours after its release earlier today and, as of time reporting, is presently #1 on U.S. iTunes charts and leading the tally in at least 13 other countries.

Leading multiple country entries – many of whom enjoyed sales boosts from this week’s CMAs – ‘Here’s leadership of the digital charts is all the more impressive given the dearth of promo afforded to the project.

While we await official news on her anticipated first week sales, there’s no denying this is a promising start.

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  1. Carlos November 4, 2016

    She derserves it. This album is quality!

  2. ATSV November 4, 2016

    Happy for her.


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  4. johnboybetter November 4, 2016

    Love Alicia Keys!

    Very happy for her because I was expecting the worst, but I gotta be honest I really am not feeling this album. Some good cuts but overall nah.

    Nevertheless I am still team Keys and wanna see her win.

    • KD November 5, 2016

      I’m also not feeling it as well. Aside from Illusion of Bliss (which I only like from 3min40s) everything else is very meh. I feel like too many artists get lost in trying to make statement albums. Just get back to making good music, not every song has to carry a message.

  5. B2B November 4, 2016

    She should’ve did a surprise drop because her singles make me not even wanna give it a spin.

    • FAF November 4, 2016

      The singles aren’t even on the album
      I would’ve thought “in common” would’ve atleast been on there

  6. BangBang? November 4, 2016

    That great congrats Ms Keys!!????
    Damn! This year ain’t over yet!! So done already! ??

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  8. Countesses85 November 4, 2016

    I like some cuts from the album but at least she stays in her elements but I miss the old Alicia songs love her anyways blackgirlsrocks

  9. RoyalKev November 4, 2016

    Some artists (that might not always come to mind), I just have a soft spot for and Alicia’s one of them! I think after the ‘Diary’ album, it was written in stone that I’d always root for her! I’m glad to see her hitting #1! It always feels good!

  10. Kitty Puurrzz November 4, 2016

    This album sucks.

    • #JACKIE November 4, 2016

      It’ll outsell Code DEAD b****.

      • Danzou November 4, 2016

        Why yall hate each other

      • Speak November 4, 2016

        Lol You stay coming for Kitty, yet he or she continues to pay your ugly ass dust.

      • XYZ November 5, 2016

        The fact that you are comparing Monica and Alicia keys is embarrassing itself. Of course will Alicia outsell Code Red, she is way more mainstream and known than Monica (though she is a veteran). But Alicia will as well always outsell Ciara, and? Damn, who cares who’s outselling who? Just enjoy the music and shut the hell up.

      • #JACKIE November 5, 2016

        That dusty shriveled up b**** always tries it, so I refuse to take my foot off of her caked up faced favs THROAT!

  11. Tysan November 4, 2016

    This is HER BEST album since Diary, been spinning it all day!!!!!

    • Credits November 4, 2016

      ‘As I am’ is her best. ‘Superwoman,’ ‘like you’ll never see me again,’ ‘I need you,’ ‘no one,’ and ‘where do we go from here’. That album was listenable from start to finish.

  12. GEEZUS November 4, 2016

    It’s an ALBUM

  13. Black power November 4, 2016

    I really commend her for taking a risk & giving us a QUALITY album! She truly took her time & made a statement with this project! It might not be mainstream or radio friendly but it’ll definetly go down as one of her most cohesive & stand out projects

  14. Brent Christopher November 4, 2016

    ive tried all day to at least like the album as a collective, but its not at all an enjoyable body of work. IN COMMON, HALLELUJAH and BACK TO LIFE should have all been included as U.S. album tracks. reaching the top spot on itunes on the day of your album release is not some remarkable feat… at all. we all know it. alicia hasnt lost her talent or artistry, but this isnt the collection of songs that a star of her caliber should be releasing 15 years in the game. its terrible. and im being 100% honest.

    • YoEarn November 4, 2016

      It really baffles me when i see someone turn an album like this down. This is a quality album. If you’re looking for hits and something to dance in the club to then this will not be the album for you. She speaks on worldly issues, black issues, love, etc. This album is very relatable and much needes in today’s music. I am proud of Alicia Keys for continuing to be predominantly R&B and conscious.

      • Garland November 4, 2016

        EXACTLY!!! This is a feel album and very thought provoking

      • Lea November 4, 2016

        They clearly have not previewed this album. Ignore the haters…remember this is a bey fan site, they dont support other black women here!

      • Credits November 4, 2016

        It’s kind of boring, and it’s not because there is nothing to dance to or club sh*t. Solange’s album is thought provoking as well but enjoyable at the same time. Even Jazmine Sullivan’s reality show had conscious tracks like ”mascara’, ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘silver lining’ that are easliy enjoyable and have a message.

      • Lea November 5, 2016

        @credit, gul be quiet. You probably haven’t even heard the album. Keep trolling sweetie!

      • Credits November 5, 2016

        @lea, ‘girl can’t be herself’ is the best song. It has a message but yet, is still enjoyable. Pawn it all and gospel are good as well. The rest is meh…and where the f**k is that hallelujah song?!?! And Lea, I don’t troll. Run along now.

  15. F November 4, 2016

    Amazing album, I still don’t know how In Common flopped

    • Igotstatellithowiseeit November 4, 2016

      We have to stop caring about what a project sells. Quality is what it is about. Sales are a metric that will be obsolete in a few years. This is a really good album. This year has been a good year for R&b releases. Big up to Ms. Keys

      • XYZ November 5, 2016

        True. Sales aren’t what we should look on. Nonetheless, I don’t see a reason why “in common” flopped either. It is such a good song

  16. NiceWe Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi November 4, 2016

    Good for Alicia cook

  17. Theman November 4, 2016

    Sales will be alright. But it is about quality more than anything else.

  18. Bish in Africa November 5, 2016

    Damn!! Im happy for her. She sure deserves this..AK is just one of those artists you will wanna support their projects.AK doesn’t even need a billboard hit to make we fans to support her s***., unlike some popstar who gotta have a hot billboard hit for them to pop

  19. JOHNVIDAL November 5, 2016

    Congrats to her. A real talent and artist as I always say. Still haven´t listened to the album but I´m sure it is a good body of work as always. I´m surprised In Common is not on the album. Whatever she ends selling it will be with a total lack of hits or radio support, like seriously, what she sells is due to her fans and real music lovers, so kudos to her. At this point I thought even the new Bon Jovi album would end doing better (which is at #2 on itunes when I checked). Really, kudos!

  20. Cinnamon Girl November 5, 2016

    Good for her.

  21. Cinnamon Girl November 5, 2016

    Her album is not number 1. It is number 27. You tried it, though, TGJ

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