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The discography of Alicia Keys, an American recording artist, musician and actress, consists of four studio albums, one live album, seventeensingles, and eighteen music videos on J Records, a record label operated by Sony Music Entertainment. She was raised in the Hell's Kitchen area ofManhattan in New York by her single mother, where Keys made a television appearance on The Cosby Show at the age of four.[1][2] She attendedProfessional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16.[3] She later attended Columbia University before dropping out to pursue her music career.[3][4] Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.[5]

Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide.[6] She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001.[7] The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'".[8] Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies.[9] The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005.[10] Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States.[11] She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.[7]

Keys made guest appearances in several television series in the following years. She made her film debut in Smokin' Aces and went on to appear inThe Nanny Diaries in 2007.[12][13] Her third studio album, As I Am, was released in the same year and sold six million copies worldwide, earning Keys an additional three Grammy Awards.[14][15] The following year, she appeared in The Secret Life of Bees, which earned her a nomination at the NAACP Image Awards.[16]

Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards and has sold 32 million albums, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time.[2][17][18]


Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales




















Songs In A Minor 1 1 3 2 12 5 1 4 3 6
  • US: 6,700,000/ 4,102,482 annual[37]
  • UK: 1,100,000
  • World: 13,000,000[6]
The Diary of Alicia Keys
  • Released: December 1, 2003
  • Label: J
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 1 22 5 37 2 25 1 13
  • US: 4× Platinum[29]
  • AUS: Platinum[38]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[31]
  • FRA: Gold[39]
  • NL: Platinum[40]
  • NZ: Gold[41]
  • SWI: Platinum[42]
  • UK: Platinum[43]
  • US: 4,400,000[44]
  • UK: 500,000
  • World: 9,000,000[9]
As I Am
  • Released: November 9, 2007
  • Label: J
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 1 3 2 5 15 2 5 1 11
  • US: 3× Platinum[29]
  • AUS: Platinum[45]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[31]
  • FRA: Platinum[46]
  • IRE: Gold[47]
  • NZ: Gold[48]
  • SWI: Platinum[49]
  • UK: Platinum[50]
  • US: 3,800,000/ 2,543,224 annual[51]
  • UK: 350,000
  • World: 6,000,000[52]
The Element of Freedom
  • Released: December 11, 2009
  • Label: J, MBK
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 1 19 5 13 9 2 22 1 1
  • US: Platinum[53]
  • AUS: Gold[54]
  • CAN: Platinum[31]
  • FRA: Platinum[55]
  • SWI: Platinum[56]
  • US: 1,500,000[57]
  • UK: 1,000,000
  • World: 4,000,000[58]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positionsTitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertificationsSalesUS

[19]US R&B[20]AUS [21]FRA [23]IRE [24]NL [25]NZ [26]SWI [27]UK [28]Unplugged

  • Released: October 7, 2005
  • Label: J
  • Formats: CD, digital download


  • US: Platinum[29]
  • CAN: Gold[31]
  • NL: Gold[59]
  • US: 1,000,000[44]
  • UK: 50,000
  • WW: 2,500,000

"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Compilation albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions






The Platinum Collection[60]
  • Release: May 10, 2010
  • Label: J
  • Formats: Box set
45 75 20
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Remix albumsEdit

List of albumsTitleAlbum detailsRemixed & Unplugged in A Minor

  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Label: J
  • Format: CD


  • Released: August 12, 2008[61]
  • Label: J
  • Format: CD

Reissue albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positionsTitleAlbum detailsSongs in A Minor 10th Anniversary Edition

  • Released: June 28, 2011
  • Label: J
  • Format: CD, digital download

"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.


List of singles, with selected chart positionsTitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbumUS [62]US R&B [63]AUS [21]CAN [64]IRE [24]NL [25]NZ [26]SWE [65]SWI [27]UK [28] [66]"Fallin'"200111724311723

Songs in A Minor"A Woman's Worth"7316—25225313218

"How Come You Don't Call Me"2002593029—3273——6026"Girlfriend"—8213—4018———24"You Don't Know My Name"200331——3320—542619The Diary of Alicia Keys"If I Ain't Got You"200441——4411——3518

"Diary" (featuring Tony! Toni! Toné!)82————————"My Boo" (with Usher)11——76—1835

  • US: Platinum[29]


The Diary of Alicia Keys"Unbreakable"2005344———45————Unplugged"Every Little Bit Hurts"2006——————————"No One"20071132842516

  • US: 3× Platinum[29]
  • AUS: Platinum[73]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[31]
  • NZ: Platinum[74]
  • SWE: Platinum[75]

As I Am"Like You'll Never See Me Again"12177—4884—57—53

  • US: Platinum[29]

"Teenage Love Affair"2008543————21——199"Superwoman"821257——75—3248128"Doesn't Mean Anything"200960149666344322—58The Element of Freedom"Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart"272—3722441210217

"Put It in a Love Song" (featuring Beyoncé)201010260187126—24———

"Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down"5576614086—59194

  • DEN: Gold

"Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)"211————————"Wait Til You See My Smile"——————————"Speechless"[76] (featuring Eve)2011—76————————Non-album single"New Day"2012—73————————TBD"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

As featured artistEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album




















"Brotha Part II"

(Angie Stone featuring Alicia Keys and Eve)

2001 45 49 59 37 Mahogany Soul
"Gangsta Lovin'"

(Eve featuring Alicia Keys)

2002 2 4 20 21 15 8 10 6 6
  • AUS: Platinum[72]
"Ghetto Story Chapter 2"

(Cham featuring Alicia Keys)

2006 77 62 Ghetto Story
"Another Way to Die"

(Jack White and Alicia Keys)

2008 81 29 15 98 8 12 48 15 4 9 Quantum of Solace
"Empire State of Mind"

(Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys)

2009 1 4 3 8 13 2 2 6 4 2
  • US: 3× Platinum[29]
  • AUS: Platinum[73]
The Blueprint 3
"Looking for Paradise"

(Alejandro Sanzfeaturing Alicia Keys)

104 Paraíso Express
"New Day"

(50 Cent featuring Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys)

2012 79 43 Street King Immortal
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Album appearancesEdit

YearSongArtist(s)Album1996"Little Drummer Girl"[81]Jermaine Dupri feat. Alicia Keys12 Soulful Nights of Christmas2001"Mr. Man"[82]Jimmy Cozier with Alicia KeysJimmy Cozier"Someday We'll All Be Free"[83]Alicia KeysAmerica: A Tribute to Heroes2002"Boy Meets Girl"[84]Truck Turner feat. Alicia KeysLook Both Ways Before You Cross Me"Warrior Song"[85]Nas feat. Alicia KeysGod's Son2005"America the Beautiful"[86]Ray Charles with Alicia KeysGenius & Friends"If This World Were Mine"[87]Alicia Keys feat. Jermaine PaulSo Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross2006"Don't Give Up (Africa)"Bono with Alicia KeysNon-album song"Gravity"John MayerContinuum2007"Djin Djin"[88]Angélique Kidjo feat. Alicia Keys andBranford MarsalisDjin Djin2009"Everybody Hurts"Annie Lennox with Alicia KeysThe Annie Lennox Collection (UK Limited Edition)2010"All of the Lights"Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy2010"Lost in the World"Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy2011"With You"Marsha AmbrosiusLate Nights & Early Mornings2012"Hope"Emeli SandéOur Version of Events"New Day"50 Cent feat. Dr. Dre & Alicia KeysStreet King Immortal

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Year Song Artist(s) Movie
1997 "Dah Dee Dah (Sexy Thing)"[89] Alicia Keys Men in Black
2000 "Rock Wit U"[90] Alicia Keys Shaft
2001 "Rear View Mirror"[91] Alicia Keys Dr. Dolittle 2
"Fight"[92] Alicia Keys Ali
2002 "Butterflyz" (KrucialKeys Remix)"[93] Alicia Keys Drumline
2004 "Troubles"[94] Alicia Keys Nigdy w Życiu!
2006 "People Get Ready"[95] Alicia Keys and Lyfe Jennings Glory Road
"I Will Make the Darkness Light"[95] Alicia Keys
2008 "Another Way to Die"[96] Jack White and Alicia Keys Quantum of Solace
2010 "Rapture"[97] Alicia Keys Sex and the City 2
"Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down"[97] Alicia Keys

Music VideoEdit

Year Title Director(s)
2001 "Fallin'" Chris Robinson
"A Woman's Worth"
"Brotha Part II" (Angie Stone featuring Alicia Keys and Eve)
2002 "Girlfriend" Patrick Hoelck
"Gangsta Lovin'" (Eve featuring Alicia Keys) Little X
"How Come You Don't Call Me" Little X
"What's Going On (Blindfold Version)" Jake Scott
"What's Going On" ?
2003 "You Don't Know My Name" Chris Robinson
2004 "If I Ain't Got You" Diane Martel
"Diary" (featuring Jermaine Paul) Lamont "Liquid" Burrell, Rod Isaacs, Jeff Robinson,
and Brian Campbell
"My Boo" (featuring Usher) Chris Robinson and Usher
"Karma" Chris Robinson and Alicia Keys
2005 "Unbreakable" (Unplugged version) Alex Coletti
"Unbreakable" (BET version) Justin Francis
"Every Little Bit Hurts"
2006 "Ghetto Story Chapter 2" (Cham featuring Alicia Keys) Sanaa Hamri
"Sweet Music" ?
2007 "No One" Justin Francis
"I Want You" (guest appearance) Kerry Washington
"Like You'll Never See Me Again" Diane Martel
2008 "Teenage Love Affair" Chris Robinson
"Another Way to Die" (featuring Jack White) Marc Forster
2009 "Empire State of Mind" (featuring Jay-Z) Hype Williams
"Looking for Paradise" (featuring Alejandro Sanz) Gil Green
"Doesn't Mean Anything" P. R. Brown
"Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" Syndrome
2010 "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" Jake Nava
"Put It in a Love Song"[note 1](featuring Beyoncé) Melina Matsoukas
"Wait Til You See My Smile"(Keys does not appear in the video.) Scott Orr
2011 "International Party"(with Swizz Beatz) Chris Robinson
  1. ^ The video has yet to be released.

Video AlbumsEdit

List of video album DVDs, with certificationsTitleAlbum detailsCertificationsFrom Start to Stardom

  • Released: March 18, 2003[98]
  • Label: J

The Diary of Alicia Keys

  • Released: November 16, 2004[99]
  • Label: J


  • Released: October 11, 2005[100]
  • Label: J
  • US: Gold[101]
  • CAN: Platinum[31]
  • NL: Gold[59]
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