Making It Rain on Them Hoes

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Alicia Keys sold 742,000 copies of her #1 album “As I Am” this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The #2 album only sold 223K. AK is doing it big on pure talent, no gimmicks and sexed-up marketing.

More signs that it’s time for the old man to retire, American Gangster plummeted to #8 with a 70% decrease to 131K. Don’t feel bad for Camel, his checks are never going to stop coming in.

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  • M. DOT

    Congrats Alicia. That’s what happens when an artist puts out REAL and timeless music.

  • John

    Good things happening for this beautiful lady. Love you Alicia

  • wonkwonk

    stop hatin on ” Jayonce ” . Why are they even on your mind? This is about Alicia – she showed out, so lift her up instead of trying to tear some one else down.

  • Jus Another Opinion

    I agree with the blogger who said good things happen to folks who put out real music. Alicia and Kanye are leading the way. Now we just need to get Musiq Soulchild, Life, Maxwell and India Arie on board and we are on our way!!!

  • TT

    @ Jus Another Opinion


  • Bahama Mama

    Go head miss Keys!! do ur thang. I don’t have ur album but from those numbers a whole lotta people do!!

  • Bahama Mama


    and what does Jay-z make?? according to u?

  • bria

    This CD is really good. If gives you that late 70′ early 80’s feel to it. It is just great.

  • Jus Another Opinion

    @ wonk wonk

    Did you miss the memo? Over exposed and greediness and their stans (stalker/fans is why I can’t stand them. Who said I was hating, I was being real, just like the folks that went and bought that Alicia album. The glitter dresses and fakeness and Tina and Matthew Knowles are what is bad for the music industry. The industry should be about the music so if your GIRL ain’t bringing it don’t say I’m hating!! Now its time for Mary J to come out and I will be supporting her! So hate on that!!

  • Jus Another Opinion

    I think he need to go and fix the mess he made at Def Jam…take a back seat!

  • 50izdashiznit

    I’m sure the guy who writes this stuff masturbates to her picture…Guess what she doesn’t even know you are alive punk.

  • Bahama Mama

    Jus Another Opinion

    Since I am bored at work I’ll respond.

    EVERYBODY in showbiz is greedy to some extent that’s why they are in the biz.I do have the American Gangster c.d and I can tell you at least my opinion of it, it’ in his top 4, hell maybe even top 3 of his collection. But only people that dislike him and MJ (GREATNESS) will remember their failure’s.


    and as for DEF jam yea he’s the pres. but the pres. has vice presidents and cabinet members, When things don’t go right you can’t just blame him.

  • Jus Another Opinion

    @ Bahama Mama

    Well since I have a paid holiday off from my job I will respond to your comment. Down play the Jay-Z stuff all you want, others at Def Jam agree with me! Until then I am sticking to what I said!

  • Bahama Mama


    That’s nice!

  • Mahogany

    I’ll take the guy in the background with his mouth ajar…….that’s a good look.


    Oh and Alicia is the truth, we all know that.

  • Doc-2-B

    i love a keys and she deserves all this success and more. but as some others have mentioned, why mention jay-z and beyonce at all? we complain that they are overexposed but we talk about them all the time (i’m one of those people so i’m not criticizing, just making a point). american gangster is not a bad album, better than kingdom come (which i also liked), and jay-z will go platinum regardless of this 70% sales drop. can’t we be happy that a black man tied elvis’s record for #1 albums? as far as beyonce…I’M SICK OF HER ASS AND APPARENTLY SHE OWNS BET TOO…THEY’RE SHOWING THE BEYONCE EXPERIENCE DVD CONCERT TONIGHT AND THE REST OF THE WEEK. See, I just have her overexposed ass more attention/advertisement. See how this all works? She doesn’t mind it at all. And honestly, I may even watch it LOL

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • usmarine

    Congrats to her but just like every other artist, her album will drop 50 -75 percent next week. It’s not a Beyonce or Jay-z thing, it’s a music industry thing.

    Happy Thanksgiving

  • Sick & Tired of Jus another opinon, who is in dire need of some dick!

    Yo! 6am, they need your wisdom on that Malinda Williams and D-Nice joint on the next page.

  • Fly Young Lady

    Good for her!! That is proof once and for all that sex isnt the only thing that sells these days.

  • Jus Another Opinion

    @ Sick and Tired

    ^^^ Not even funny. I comment on post, and why you even want to take it personally and get so emotional over what I say on a blog is beside me. You honestly don’t understand how that makes me feel of all the ppl that post on her you remember stuff about me, my life and where I stay, cause I don’t remember what everybody else’s says so for you to pick me out… that says alot even if you don’t want to admit it! By the way how do you know I’m on here all the time, unless you are as well, look at you hiding under another screen name you are just pathetic!! Remember this if you don’t remember anything else “Those who take a stand leave a mark. I speak how I feel and I don’t jump on bandwagons so get yourself together and take your own advice and give your keyboard a rest!

  • Sick & Tired of Jus another opinon, who is in dire need of some dick!

    Yeah, you right about that. The last thing i think about is sex with that soon to be as fat as Aretha Frankln dyke suspect.

  • Ashley

    I am so proud of her. she’s killing it. and she has the #1 single on Hot 100. Actually, she’s number 1 on 14 charts right now!!! yall ain’t knowing lol!

  • Amani

    Congrats to Alicia she will be around for years to come.


    Damn she is looking good !!! Congrats on the album sales.

  • kai

    First off what the HELL does Jay z and Beyonce have to do with Ms. Keys? She is talented in her own right and she probably doesnt give a good damn what they do and that is what makes her who she is. She is no Prince, but shes a modern day legend to the silly music industry as it is today. 742K is a lot of sales its hard to believe she had that many .

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