Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Alicia Keys’ New Album ‘Here’ Hits #2

Published: Tuesday 15th Nov 2016 by Rashad

Despite the absence of a hit single to lead it, Alicia Keys’ new album, ‘Here,’ still managed to make an impressive debut on the Billboard 200.

Fending off new offerings from Hip Hop hitmakers Rae Sremmurd, the star-studded ‘Trolls’ soundtrack, Common, and more, the Keys’ project – featuring tunes ‘Blended Family,’ ‘Holy War,’ and ‘In Common’ – debuted at #2 and marks the singer/songwriter’s 7th top 2 debut (five of those entries debuted at #1).

And, while the album’s standing next week will be interesting to see as ‘Here’ also marks her lowest first week sales to date (of a studio album), we’ll celebrate the accomplishment while we can. Tuck in below to see where everyone else landed on this week’s refreshed TGJ Chart Check:

Billboard 200 This Week

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  1. Queen Ci November 15, 2016

    I love this album. I do not understand the lack of promotion, but then again, she is on RCA and that label does not promote its Black music artists anymore – Usher, Alicia, Brandy, Chris, Fantasia, Monica, Jennifer, etc.

    • FAF November 15, 2016

      Most of those artists have the same amount of promo as main stream ie
      Who has heard anything about Joanne since it dropped?
      The problem is the campaign ends when the album comes out

      Ppl don’t promote after the album comes out

  2. LotusHenry November 15, 2016

    It’s sad. The older you get in this industry, the less priority is given to your music. It’s always the same damn artists on the charts. Give any of those chart topping songs to an older musician and it wouldn’t get anywhere near the attention it has now. Give any of the songs from an older musician to a young “popular” artist and it would be an instant hit. Such a flawed system the music industry is.

    • J November 16, 2016

      It just seems like they don’t want to promote as much anymore either. Why don’t they release more videos like they used to? Back in the day I could always expect at least 3 or 4 major singles with accompanying videos for these artists. Now we are lucky to get more than one video after the album drops…

  3. HOWYOULIKEIT November 16, 2016

    I havent listened to her albums after the elements of freedom. The visual looked good though with this one. Good luck

  4. RhiRocks November 16, 2016

    Im just glad Beyoncé back to back no 1 albums hasn’t been matched by alicia

    • SMH November 16, 2016

      Except Alicia’s total album sales still haven’t been matched by beyonce.

  5. 2hilarious November 16, 2016

    I’m glad Alicia Keys is back!
    I love her first songs. I bought her two first albums. But recently I don’t deel like buying the whole album. I just get the songs that I like from her on iTunes.
    And I love her new make up free movement. It suits her cause she has a great skin. It’ not the case of every woman out there!
    Congratulations Alicia Keys!!!

  6. King B November 16, 2016

    Congrats to her! Second #2 album I thi

  7. Trose November 16, 2016

    Save the Era by releasing she don’t care
    ..this album fell a Lil flat n boring 2 honestly

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