Hot 100: ‘Underdog’ Is Alicia Keys’ Highest Charting Single Since 2012

Published: Tuesday 7th Apr 2020 by Rashad

‘Underdog’ is proving itself a winner for Alicia Keys.

The latest single from her delayed seventh album, ‘ALICIA,’ the Johnny McDaid-produced tune was released in January and only made a brief appearance in the Hot 100 at that time before slipping out of the tally for weeks.

However, after a lifeline came in the form of an Amazon-sponsored push (click here to read more), ‘Underdog’ became an anthem for essential workers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  Re-engagement from the public, alongside an aggressive promo campaign that’s seen her perform the song on a number of televised platforms in recent weeks, has spelled well for its renewed performance on the Hot 100.

See what we mean inside:

A week after topping iTunes (as we reported here), ‘Underdog’ re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 as revealed by the most refreshed edition of the tally.

Coming in at #69, the placement not only bests its previous #93 peak but also brings with it her highest occupancy on the chart since 2012’s ‘Girl on Fire’ (the song) peaked at #11. And, with improved response at radio and streaming, industry analysts suggest the lift could be just the beginning.

Could Keys be well on her way to her first top 40 hit in nearly a decade?

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  1. Around the way filet April 7, 2020

    lmao the shade

  2. Clarks0o0ñ April 7, 2020

    They gave her too much Grammys
    15 Grammys , really? For what? cause she can play the piano? She’s not even that great of a piano player.

    • TheTea April 7, 2020

      A KEYS GOT U TRIGGERED LIKE STREET CLEANERS JETWASHIN WIV DISINFECTANT ON YO CARDBOARD HOUSE UNDER DA BRIDGE. U iZ PRESSED LIKE A PANNI WHEN ANY1 ACHIEVEMENTS R MORE THAN CUMILLADISCOUNTA. ACCEPT SHE IZ MORE BASIC THAN A PAPER TOWEL @WENDYS AN ISNT EVEN IN THE SAME GALAXY AS A KEYS FO TALENT. THANK ME WHEN U ARE SECTIONED PAID-FO-CLICKS LOSER. ??????

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH April 7, 2020

      U R SO ILLITERATE ALSO U SOUND MAD CUNTMILA STILL HAS ZERO GRAMMYS.

      AWWWW ITS OKAY. LOL FIND A NEW REPLY BESIDES NORMANI WHO IS CURRENTLY WITHOUT AN ALBUM OR NEW SINGLES SOOOOOO

      • Clarks0o0ñ April 7, 2020

        Megan thee stallion doesnt have an album out
        Tones and I doesnt have an album out
        Gabby barrett only has 1 song

        But all these women are in the top 30 right now.

        So my point still stands, where is normani on the billboard, spotify and iTunes 100?
        ???

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH April 7, 2020

        UR CLEARLY A DEGENERATE CUZ I DEF SAID SHE HAS NO SINGLES OR ALBUMS OUT SO HOW COULD SHE CHART U CUNTWHORESLUT

    • Xyz April 12, 2020

      Shutup disgusting creamy Sh*t .. go blowjob

  3. Clarks0o0ñ April 7, 2020

    That best new artist curse alway come back to bite , if may take a while but it always strikes in the end.

    I’m happy for miss alicia.
    She should push this song like her life depends on it.
    This can be a huge comeback for her.

    • TheTea April 7, 2020

      WE WISH YO MAMA DIDNT MAKE DAT HUGE PUSH SO YO SHÎÎT SACK OF AN XISTENZ WAS NOT PERCHED IN HEEEAHH ERRDAY LIKE CHATTY RAT FECES.

      • Only Facts April 7, 2020

        ?

    • FAF April 7, 2020

      Alicia has 5 platinum albums

      It’s not a curse she just can’t compete with fast food music as a Ballad Singer .

      She never danced she was hot for over a decade

  4. Ughhh April 7, 2020

    “Coming in at #69.”

    Y’all tried it! Shady bîtches hahaha

  5. C******* UNBOTHERED April 7, 2020

    LOL, A keys hasn’t been relevant since she tried to copy bey in ‘Put it in a FLOP song’, the poor flop remake of “Put a Ring on It”

    • TheTea April 7, 2020

      U HAVNT BEEN RELEVANT SINCE YO FAT A** CAUSED A SHIFT IN DA SAN ANDREAS FAULT WHEN YU ROLLED OUTTA BED AND FOLKS THOUGHT DEY MIGHT HAVE TO EVACUATE DEY HOOD TO AVOID FALLIN DEBRIS – BUT NO, FALSE ALARM, JUS YO FAT A** AND VACANT BRAIN CAVITY FILLED WIV CHEETOS. ??‍♀️

    • C**-ila April 7, 2020

      WTF You troll you know Bey was featured on the track and they even recorded one video together, but it was ultimately shelved.
      Alicia is friends with Jay and Bey stop tryin’ to put them one agains the other it won’t work they have much respect and admiration one for another!

    • Xyz April 12, 2020

      Beyawnce is an bigass s.l.u.t like u

  6. J April 7, 2020

    The shade continues.

    Anywho she was just on NPR and listening to the song again… She really has some insight. Perfect timing

  7. Only Facts April 7, 2020

    Why no mention of Ed Sheeran being the writer? If Costa or Beyoncé wrote this, y’all would be mentioning it up and down.

  8. Clarks0o0ñ April 7, 2020

    Not Country singer gabby barrett outpeaking normani’s motivation with her debut single I hope

    Motivation-33
    I hope- 22

    A country singer with a debut single did that.
    No hype, no promo, no vma performance, no expensive music video, no shoutout , nothing

    Talent will always win.

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH April 7, 2020

      NORMANI GOT U BOTHERED LIKE SHE STOLE UR FLEET ENEMA

      • Clarks0o0ñ April 7, 2020

        I waited for ur reply in the Rihanna post but u didnt reply. Lol

        Take ur L
        ????

        Where is normani on the billboard hot 100, itunes 100, spotify 100.
        I’m waiting for answers

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH April 7, 2020

        LOL U CONTINUE TO MENTION NORMANI LIKE SHE HAS ANY MUSIC OUT. UR SOOOO OBSESSED WIT NORMANI ITS SAAAAD BUT FUNNY TOO.

      • Clarks0o0ñ April 8, 2020

        Megan thee stallion doesnt have an album out but she’s in the top 20

        Make that make sense
        ???

  9. Clarks0o0ñ April 7, 2020

    Despite missing the Official Chart Top 10, Camila Cabello’s My Oh My is in the UK’s Top 20 biggest songs of 2020 so far:

    ??????
    They hate to see it
    Now cry about it.

    A top 15 hit in the US.
    Some people haven’t seen the inside of the billboard hot 100 since November 2019.
    Shameful, just shameful.
    ???

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH April 7, 2020

      LOL AFTER 7748386473733 SINGLES N A FEATURE FROM DA BABY

    • Xyz April 12, 2020

      Normani hater f****

  10. Ari April 7, 2020

    Biggest comeback ever

  11. Rashad April 7, 2020

    I used to love her but her latest work isn’t as inspiring and her vocals don’t do it for me anymore. Still think it’s ridiculous how Bey and Alicia have 50 Grammys and Mariah only has 5.

    • King z April 8, 2020

      Less competition

      Mariah Had real talent to compete with

    • Xyz April 12, 2020

      She has an illuminatic husband

  12. Fancy BISH June 18, 2020

    Hey yall

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