The Best Alicia Keys Albums, Ranked 

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Updated January 31, 2019 244 votes 97 voters 2.7k views 6 items

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We're ranking the best Alicia Keys albums of all time. One of the best R&B artists ever, Alicia Keys's discography features 15 Grammy Awards and a long list of unforgettable songs. What is the greatest Alicia Keys album ever?

From her debut album Song in A Minor to her 2016 album Here, this list of Alicia Keys albums also includes Girl on Fire, The Element of Freedom, As I Am, and The Diary of Alicia Keys.

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The Diary of Alicia Keys... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alicia Keys Albums, Ranked
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1. Harlem's Nocturne 
2. Karma
3. Heartburn
4. If I Was Your Woman / Walk on By
5. You Don't Know My Name    
6. If I Ain't Got You
7. Diary (feat. Tony! Toni! Toné!)    
8. Dragon Days
9. Wake Up
10. So Simple (feat. Lellow)    
11. When You Really Love Someone
12. Feeling U, Feeling Me (Interlude)
13. Slow Down
14. Samsonite Man
15. Nobody Not Really

Release Date: 2003

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Songs in A Minor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alicia Keys Albums, Ranked
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Songs in A Minor

1. Piano & I
2. Girlfriend
3. How Come You Don't Call Me
4. Fallin'
5. Troubles
6. Rock wit U
7. A Woman's Worth
8. Jane Doe
9. Goodbye
10. The Life
11. Mr. Man (duet with Jimmy Cozier)
12. Never Felt This Way (interlude)
13. Butterflyz
14. Why Do I Feel So Sad
15. Caged Bird
16. Lovin U (hidden track)

Release Date: 2001

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The Element of Freedom ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alicia Keys Albums, Ranked
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The Element of Freedom

1. The Element of Freedom (Intro)
2. Love Is Blind
3. Doesn't Mean Anything
4. Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart
5. Wait Til You See My Smile
6. That's How Strong My Love Is
7. Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)
8. Love Is My Disease
9. Like the Sea
10. Put It in a Love Song (feat.  Beyoncé)    
11. This Bed
12. Distance and Time
13. How It Feels to Fly
14. Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down

Release Date: 2009

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Here is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alicia Keys Albums, Ranked
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1. The Beginning (interlude)
2. The Gospel
3. Pawn It All
4. Elaine Brown (interlude)
5. Kill Your Mama
6. She Don't Really Care/1 Luv
7. Elevate (interlude)
8. Illusion of Bliss
9. Blended Family (What You Do for Love) (feat. ASAP Rocky)
10. Work on It
11. Cocoa Butter (Cross & Pic Interlude)
12. Girl Can't Be Herself
13. You Glow (interlude)
14. More than We Know
15. Where Do We Begin Now
16. Holy War

Pitchfork score: 6.5/10

Release Date: 2016

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