‘Songs in A Minor’ vs. ” Diary “
Alicia Keys has some astounding albums in her catalog. Which one is your favorite? We give you two projects to choose from.
Her debut effort, 'Songs in A Minor,' released in 2001, introduced her soulful vocals and piano-playing talents to the world. She received five trophies at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards as a result of the project's stellar composition. Songs like 'Fallin',' the first single to come from the album, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and turned the songstress into a global superstar. Other gems like 'Caged Bird,' 'Butterflyz' and 'Goodbye' proved she was an incredible storyteller when it came to love and its many aspects. 'Songs in A Minor' debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and has sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
Then there is her sophomore album, 'The Diary of Alicia Keys,' a blend of neo soul and contemporary R&B. She crafted several anthemic tracks, served fans with substance on 'If I Ain't Got You' and gave those with an undeniable crush something to relate to on 'You Don't Know My Name.' The LP earned Keys three gold gramophones at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards: Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song for You Don't Know My Name' and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for 'If I Ain't Got You.' The songbird also scored another No. 1 when the album rose to the top of the Billboard 200 chart in 2003.
Both opuses cemented her position as a remarkable R&B singer with superstar achievements. So which project is your favorite? Make your vote count below.
Alicia Keys is currently performing on her Set the World On Fire tour and wants to get to know her fans in every city. During her worldwide trek, the songstress is asking fans to send in photos of themselves in their cities, and with those photos, she will create a new music video for her song ‘Hallelujah’ in every city on her tour. To submit your photos to the ‘Your City, Your Video’ project, go here. The next deadline for photo submissions for the tour dates in Lisbon, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland; Istanbul and Tel Aviv is Mon., June 17. The submission period for dates prior to that has closed.