R&B singer/songwriter Alicia Keys sings of "Fallin'," but her star is rising her first album, Songs in A Minor, will debut at the top of Billboard's 200 albums chart next week.
Keys' album sold more than 235,000 copies last week, according to SoundScan data released Wednesday.
Her single "Fallin' " a moody, piano-driven ballad topped with lush vocal and string arrangements has garnered heavy radio play, as has a remix featuring Busta Rhymes. Keys' label, J Records, also credited the album's success to her recent performances on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
D12's Devils Night will move from #1 to #2 and Jagged Edge's Jagged Little Thrill will debut at #3.
Beanie Sigel's The Reason will have the next highest debut, landing at #5, while country act Lonestar will debut at #9 with I'm Already There.
Other notable debuts will include Missy Elliott protégé Lil' Mo's Based on a True Story at #14 and LFO's Life Is Good at #87. Tricky's Blowback which features members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alanis Morissette and other guests will debut at #138, and Basement Jaxx's Rooty will land at #149.
The rest of the top 10 will include Staind's Break the Cycle at #4, Destiny's Child's Survivor at #6, the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack at #7, Blink-182's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket at #8 and "The Fast and the Furious" soundtrack at #10.
Luther Vandross' self-titled album will drop from #6 to #12 next week and Sisqó's Return of Dragon will plummet from #7 to #17. Jessica Simpson's Irresistible will continue its descent, moving from #25 to #37, while Mandy Moore's self-titled effort will plunge from #35 to #58 in its second week on the chart.
Tool's Lateralus, meanwhile, will move out of the top 20 for the first time since its release, coming in at #23.
Ozzfest rockers Drowning Pool, riding the success of the infectious single "Bodies," will see their album Sinner rise from #59 to #40.
For a feature story on Alicia Keys, check out "Alicia Keys: Locking It Down."