Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire" Knocks Rihanna Off Top Billboard Spot

Posted Wednesday December 5, 2012 6:33 PM GMT

Knocking Rihanna off her throne, Alicia Keys has scored her fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Girl on Fire."

Her fifth studio album sold 159,000 copies, which, though it was the lowest opening week of sales for her career, was enough to stave off Taylor Swift and Rod Stewart's albums for the top spot.

Her 2009 album, The Element of Freedom, actually sold 417,000 its first week, but chart anomaly Susan Boyle nabbed the top spot following her infamous "I Dreamed a Dream" talent-show performance.

Meanwhile, Rih-Rih's Unapologetic record slid to sixth place in its second week on the charts. The poor sales come after the opening holiday shopping season kickoff week, falling 23 percent overall.

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