Alicia Keys brought another genre in music back in 2001, which R&B with keyboard playing through this album “Songs in A Minor”. The album was, of course, contained R&B and soulful songs which often talks about love and being a woman. The record became a worlwide hit reaching number 1 in America, where it was certified 6x platinum by RIAA.
“Fallin'” was the first single of Alicia Keys of her entire career. The song was simplt about falling in love with someone. It was a great breakthrough for Alicia as it became a worldwide hit. In America, it has stayed at number 1 for many weeks.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10
A Woman’s Worth
“A Woman’s Worth” was the second single from the hit debut album of Alicia Keys. The song again, was a ballad which talks about how men should look at a woman, like her worth. It became her second top 10 hit on Billboard Hot 100, while in United Kingdom, it was her second top 20 hit.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10
How Come You Don’t Call Me
“How Come You Don’t Call Me” has been the third single released from “Songs in A Minor”. The song was actually not an original song by Alicia Keys as it was first recorded by Prince. The song was a modest hit as it peaked at number 59 in the US. It reached number 26 in UK.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10
“Girlfriend” was the official last single released from “Songs in A Minor” album. It was upbeat this time after some ballads released. The song didn’t perform well in the charts as it failed to enter the Hot 100, though, it reached number 24 in UK.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10
Gangsta Lovin’ (by Eve)
Not officially a song by Alicia Keys, rather, by Eve. It was the first collboration of Alicia Keys with any artists. The hip-hop R&B song, did very well in the charts reaching the top 10 in most countries, most notably in US where it reached the top 10. The song is good but Eve’s collaboration with Gwen Stefani for “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” sounds better.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10
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