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album by Alicia Keys

Girl on Fire

Release Date 22 Nov 2012
Released8 years, 3 months ago
Performer Alicia Keys
Girl on Fire
Girl on Fire
Alicia Keys at the Aria Awards 2013 in Sydney Australia.

About Girl on Fire

Girl on Fire is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Alicia Keys. The album, which was released on November 22, 2012, is Keys' first release with RCA Records following Sony Music Entertainment's decision to close J Records during a company reshuffle. Girl on Fire was conceived shortly after Keys' marriage to record producer and rapper Swizz Beatz as well as the birth of her first child, Egypt. It is an R&B album with a mixture of conventional genre songs and piano ballads, some of which touch on Keys' marriage and motherhood. The album sold 159,000 copies in its first week in the United States and became her lowest opening sales for an album. It was a considerable drop from her previous effort, The Element of Freedom (2009), which opened at number 2 with sales of 417,000 units. The lead single was the title track; it charted at number 2 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the Top 10 in several countries worldwide. The second single, "Brand New Me", was only released to US urban adult contemporary radio stations. Upon its release, Girl on Fire received generally positive reviews from music critics. The album has since spawned two further singles: The second international single "New Day" and the third US urban adult contemporary single "Fire We Make" (featuring Maxwell). At 56th Grammy Awards the album won in the Best R&B Album category, making Keys the biggest recipient in this category with three wins. As of October 2016, Girl on Fire has sold 1,100,000 copies in the United States.

Extra Info

Genre contemporary R&B
Producer Babyface
Record label RCA Records
Follows The Element of Freedom
Followed by Here