As we reported here, two weeks ago Alicia Keys saw some of the most prized entries from her award-winning catalog have their certifications updated with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Now, as fans anxiously await official news regarding her forthcoming self-titled seventh studio album, more of its predecessors are seeing their official U.S. sales tallies refreshed.
The new count pushes Keys ahead of all other female R&B acts who debuted in the 2000s, including the former leader Beyoncé.
Although Keys trumpeted the arrival of the first set of re-certifications (as we reported here), the RIAA quietly updated the second set late last week. The refreshed count shows the following:
- ‘Songs in A Minor’ – 7x Platinum (Album)
- ‘No One’ – 7x Platinum (Single)
- ‘Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)’ – 2x Platinum (Single)
- ‘A Woman’s Worth’ – Gold (Single)
- ‘Superwoman’ – Gold (Single)
With the additional numbers, Keys – now at 27.5 million certified digital singles sold – edges past her ‘Put It in a Love Song’ co-star’s 26 million to claim the title of ‘most-certified female R&B act of the millennium.’
On the album sales front, Keys’ updates now put her at 20 million while Bey sits at second place with 15 million [source].