CSPC: Alicia Keys Popularity Analysis

Alicia Keys Career CSPC Results

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So, after checking all figures, how many overall album sales equivalent each Alicia Keys album achieved? Well, at this point we barely need to do the addition of all figures defined all over this article!

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

#CoverAlbumTotal CSPCSales*StreamsTotal CSPC
Studio AlbumsOther LPsPhysical SinglesDigital SinglesLast verifiedAuto updateDaily Increase
1SongsSongs In A Minor15,124,00012,600,000936,000525,000
(1,750,000)
615,000
(4,100,000)
197,000
(11/19/16)
448,000
(11/25/21)
Av.: 140
LD: 200
15,124,000
2TheThe Diary Of Alicia Keys11,092,0008,000,0001,339,00096,000
(320,000)
825,000
(5,500,000)
251,000
(11/19/16)
832,000
(11/25/21)
Av.: 320
LD: 520
11,092,000
3AsAs I Am9,600,0006,400,000110,000135,000
(450,000)
2,130,000
(14,200,000)
264,000
(11/19/16)
825,000
(11/25/21)
Av.: 310
LD: 440
9,600,000
4TheThe Element of Freedom6,173,0004,000,00018,00015,000
(50,000)
1,500,000
(10,000,000)
369,000
(11/19/16)
640,000
(11/25/21)
Av.: 150
LD: 290
6,173,000
5GirlGirl on Fire3,741,0001,800,00022,0000
(0)
1,275,000
(8,500,000)
390,000
(11/19/16)
644,000
(11/25/21)
Av.: 140
LD: 330
3,741,000
6HereHere406,000160,00000
(0)
30,000
(200,000)
89,000
(11/19/16)
216,000
(11/25/21)
Av.: 70
LD: 30
406,000
7ALICIAALICIA344,000000
(0)
0
(0)
0
(N/A)
344,000
(11/25/21)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
344,000
8Orphan3,230,000099,000336,000
(1,120,000)
2,288,000
(15,250,000)
507,000
(11/19/16)
N/AN/A3,230,000
*Pure sales figures updated on 11/19/16.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)

See where the artist ranks among remaining singers


This is it! For regular Chartmasters.org readers, you may be surprised at the relatively low increases from pure studio album sales to total CSPC sales. That result is mostly due to the absence of relevant other releases like strong selling compilations. While digital singles may be worth it, by themselves they aren’t strong enough to impact significantly totals of a strong album sellers.

In spite of a decreasing spiral, it is hard to highlight a precise breaking point in Alicia Keys’ popularity. Once again we can conclude on how the artist has never really disappointed her target audience of urban music followers, but instead that general public interest in that kind of music vanished year after year. No breaking point at least until Here that stands for now at a mere 8% of its predecessor’s total. The album is still quite new but things aren’t looking good.

Apart from the evolution of her popularity, we can point out the high figures of each albums on their own. The first three albums average 11,5 million equivalent album sales, not that far from, say, the average of 15 million from the first three Coldplay albums from the same period. This tops the 10 million average of Maroon 5 first three sets. This confirms Alicia Keys status among the very best sellers of the 00s. Her consistency must also be noticed. If all her albums decreased their predecessors performances, she went from 14,9 million to 5,9 million over four albums while Norah Jones for example started at 26,3 million but was down to 2,5 million by her fourth release.

In total, Alicia Keys sold 47,3 million equivalent albums. Already below artists that started years after her like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga or even Drake, this is still a very solid tally, especially for a non-Pop/Rock artist.

Do not forget to check our amazing lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge her position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.

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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.

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