CSPC: Alicia Keys Popularity Analysis


Digital Singles Sales

It’s difficult to put one adjective to summarize Alicia Keys results in digital singles sales due to their repetitive inconsistency.

On one side, most of her albums only had one million selling single worldwide, although it has truly not been a difficult target during the last ten years. Actually, even 3 million isn’t such a high figure, almost anything Katy Perry, Bruno Mars or Rihanna drop reached that total. This has clearly been a tougher plateau to reach for the singer we are focusing on today as only four of her tracks made it.

On the other side, as catalog tracks both Fallin’ and If I Ain’t Got You totals are quite good. More, No One and Empire State Of Mind moved more than 20 million downloads combined, a terrific success. That tally doesn’t even include the near-3 million sales of Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down. 

Adding those huge smashes to all moderate hits and album tracks brings us to almost 58 million digital singles sales for the artist.

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Songs in A Minor (2001) – 615,000 equivalent albums

A Woman’s Worth – 500,000
Fallin’ – 2,700,000
Remaining tracks – 900,000

The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003) – 825,000 equivalent albums

Diary – 400,000
If I Ain’t Got You – 3,500,000
Karma – 400,000
You Don’t Know My Name – 500,000
Remaining tracks – 700,000

As I Am (2007) – 2,130,000 equivalent albums

Like You’ll Never See Me Again – 2,300,000
No One – 9,300,000
Superwoman – 600,000
Teenage Love Affair – 700,000
Remaining tracks – 1,300,000

The Element of Freedom (2009) – 1,500,000 equivalent albums

Doesn’t Mean Anything – 1,600,000
Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down – 2,900,000
Put It in a Love Song – 700,000
Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart – 2,200,000
Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready) – 1,000,000
Remaining tracks – 1,600,000

Girl on Fire (2012) – 1,275,000 equivalent albums

Brand New Me – 700,000
Fire We Make – 400,000
Girl on Fire – 5,900,000
New Day – 600,000
Tears Always Win – 900,000
Remaining tracks –

Here (2016) – 30,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 200,000

Orphan Album – 2,287,000 equivalent albums

My Boo – 1,900,000
Gangsta Lovin’ – 200,000
Fireworks – 250,000
Another Way to Die – 800,000
Empire State of Mind – 10,900,000
Remaining tracks – 1,200,000

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Thank You for placing the CSPC totals before the summary of the album sales! That way anyone with either mobile or PC can look at the CSPC totals unlike before.