Her new disc has been getting mixed reviews from critics and SoulBounce readers, but that didn't stop Alicia Keys from steamrolling her way to the top of the charts with As I Am. Not only did she take that number one spot (besting Celine Dion's highly-anticipated return, no less), but she shattered chart records in the process. Since moving 742,246 first-week units, she had the biggest debut for a female R&B artist in SoundScan history and the second highest debut week this year behind Kanye West's Graduation. In addition, on the digital charts she had the highest selling digital album by a female artist ever. Ever.
Love it or hate it, the Alicia Keys train doesn't sound like it's gonna stop anytime soon.