Alicia Keys’ New Album ‘Here’ Debuts At No. 2

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Alicia Keys is Here.

Nearly 80,000 albums separate the No. 1 and No. 2 position holders on the Billboard 200 this week, a sign of the times.

Bon Jovi secured the top spot with their new album This House Is Not for Sale, earning 129,000 equivalent album units (or 128,000 traditional album sales A.K.A. their fanbase hasn’t transitioned to streaming yet).

Keys bounces into No. 2 with Here, selling 50,000 units (42,000 in traditional album sales). Per Billboard, it’s Keys’ seventh top 10 album (all six of her studio LPs have reached the top two on the list).

She bowed at No. 1 with her first album, 2001’s Songs in A Minor, and then followed it with The Diary of Alicia Keys (No. 1 in 2003), the live album Unplugged (No. 1 in 2005), As I Am (No. 1 in 2007), The Element of Freedom (No. 2 in 2010) and Girl on Fire (No. 1 in 2012). She charted one further title, 2013’s VH1 Storytellers, which peaked at No. 108.

The Trolls Soundtrack jumped 39-3 with 47,000 units and 36,000 in album sales.

Rounding out the Top 5 is Pentatonix’s A Pentatonix Christmas at No. 4 with 46,000 units then Rae Sremmurd’s Sremmlife 2 at No. 5 with 39,000.

The Billboard 200 Top 10:

1. Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale
2. Alicia Keys – Here
3. Soundtrack – Trolls
4. Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas
5. Rae Sremmurd – Sremmlife 2
6. The Chainsmokers – Collage (39K)
7. Various – NOW 60 (36K)
8. Drake – Views (32K)
9. Cast – Hamilton (30K)
10. Kenny Chesney – Cosmic Hallelujah (29K)

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