The Diary of Alicia Keys

  1. 'American Idol' Hires Ray Chew as New Music Director

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Among the changes for the upcoming tenth season of American Idol (premiering Jan. 19 on Fox) is a new music director to fill the seat Rickey Minor vacated when he left to lead The Tonight Show band at the end of Season 9. The Hollywood Reporter ha ...

  2. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) sta ...

  3. Metallica Holds At No. 1, Ne-Yo Arrives In Second

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" retains the No. 1 slot for a second week on the Billboard 200 while new arrivals from Ne-Yo, Nelly, Darius Rucker, DJ Khaled and Buckcherry all start in the top 10 . . . In Progress Reports, we've g ...

  4. Alicia Keys 'As I Am' Bows Big at No. 1

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" debuts with 742,000 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the best sales week for a solo female artist since Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" started with a million in 2004 ... Keys is only the third a ...

  5. Keys Grabs Third Straight No. 1

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys extends her chart-topping legacy this week, notching her third consecutive No. 1 bow on The Billboard 200. With first-week U.S. sales of 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Un Alicia Keys extends her chart-topping leg ...

  6. Usher, Alicia Lead Soul Train Awards

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show to air week of March 12. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fresh off their Grammy success, Usher and Alicia Keys dominated the Soul Train Awards, each winning two individual honors and sharing the prize for best R&B-soul single by a group or duo. R& ...

  7. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  8. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  9. Grammys Shine Light On Ray

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Even in death, Ray Charles was a force to be reckoned with at the 47th annual Grammy Awards tonight (Feb. 13) in Los Angeles. Charles won eight Grammys stemming from his final release, "Genius Loves C Even in death, Ray Charles was a force to ...

  10. Kanye West Tops Grammy Noms

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominations for the 47th annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air live on CBS. West nabbed 10 nominations, while Ushe Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominati ...

  11. Usher, Alicia Keys Top Finalists For BMAs

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Maroon 5, West also get multiple nods. Usher and Alicia Keys are the leading finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air live on Fox. Usher is a contender for ...

  12. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Finalists

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It'll be the "Best of Both Worlds" at this year's Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show: R. Kelly and Jay-Z, who released a collaborative album of that name in 2002 on Jive, lead the finalists for the It'll be the &quo ...

  13. Alicia Keys Signs Putnam Book Deal

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys has signed a deal with G.P. Putnam's Sons to pen two upcoming books, "Songbook" and "The Diary of Alicia Keys." The poetry/lyrics volume "Songbook" will arrive in November in hardcover and Alicia Keys ...

  14. Alicia Keys Signs Putnam Book Deal

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys has signed a deal with G.P. Putnam's Sons to pen two upcoming books, "Songbook" and "The Diary of Alicia Keys." The poetry/lyrics volume "Songbook" will arrive in November in hardcover and Alicia Keys ...

  15. Evanescence, Norah Take Multiple IFPI Honors

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT American goth rockers Evanescence saw their debut set "Fallen" (Wind-Up/Epic) reach triple-platinum Europe status during March, according to latest certifications published by the IFPI. American goth rockers Evanescence saw their debut s ...

  16. Evanescence, Norah Take Multiple IFPI Honors

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT American goth rockers Evanescence saw their debut set "Fallen" (Wind-Up/Epic) reach triple-platinum Europe status during March, according to latest certifications published by the IFPI. American goth rockers Evanescence saw their debut s ...

  17. OutKast Leads RIAA's January Certs

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) was certified eight-times platinum in January by the RIAA. OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as " ...

  18. OutKast Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. U.S. sales of the album are down 11% from last week to 86,000 copies, according to OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  19. OutKast Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. U.S. sales of the album are down 11% from last week to 86,000 copies, according to OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  20. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  21. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  22. Groban Nabs First No. 1 Album

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Closer" bolts 11-1 this week to give the singer his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the Reprise Records set were up 34% to 100,000 copies for the chart week, bring Josh Groban's "Closer ...

  23. OutKast Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" at No. 1 for fifth week As overall sales expectedly plummet in the first post-Christmas sales week, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) is able to maintain its position ...

  24. OutKast Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Double album tops chart for a fifth week As overall sales expectedly plummet in the first post-Christmas sales week, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) is able to maintain its position at the top for a fifth ...

  25. OutKast Back At Number One On Year's Final Billboard 200

    January 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in the final sales week of the year, marking the third separate occasion the album has topped the c OutKast's double-disc &quo ...

  26. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...

  27. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...