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The Best Alicia Keys Albums, Ranked

Updated January 31, 2019 415 votes 118 voters 3.2k views6 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.

Vote up the best Alicia Keys albums, and vote down the ones that were disappointing.

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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

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

    The Element of Freedom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alicia Keys Albums, Ranked
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    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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  • As I Am is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alicia Keys Albums, Ranked
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    1. As I Am (Intro)
    2. Go Ahead
    3. Superwoman
    4. No One
    5. Like You'll Never See Me Again
    6. Lesson Learned (feat.  John Mayer)    
    7. Wreckless Love
    8. The Thing About Love
    9. Teenage Love Affair
    10. I Need You
    11. Where Do We Go from Here
    12. Prelude to a Kiss
    13. Tell You Something (Nana's Reprise)
    14. Sure Looks Good to Me

    • Release Date: 2007
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