Alicia Keys has been working hard during the last few months while promoting her new album, ‘Girl on Fire’. Now, sales predictions indicate that her efforts will result in the set debuting atop the Billboard 200, despite generating the lowest first week sales of her career.
‘Girl on Fire’ is on track to enter the Billboard 200 at #1 next week with sales of 150K-175K copies. However, these figures represent a massive drop from the 417K units that its predecessor, ‘The Element of Freedom’, sold when it debuted at #2 on the chart in December 2009.
Additionally, ‘Girl on Fire’ will sell even less than Keys’ previous slowest-seller, ‘Songs in A Minor’. The latter LP moved 236K copies during its first frame on the Billboard 200 in June 2001 before eventually selling over 6.3 million copies in the US as of October 2012.
Watch the video for the lead ‘Girl on Fire’ single, which is also the album’s title track, below;