Girl on fire Alicia Keys
Song Title: Girl on fire
Artist: Alicia Keys
Date of release: September 4, 2012
Description: ” Girl on fire ” is by Alicia Keys ( Alicia Augello Cook ), the American singer, songwriter and record producer. The song was written by Alicia Keys, Salaam Remi, Jeff Bhasker and Billy Squier.
The song was produced by Alicia Keys, Salaam Remi and Jeff Bhasker. The latter won a Grammy in 2016 for co-Producing the Worldwide smash hit ” Uptown funk ” along with Mark Ronson.
Released on the 4th of September 2012 by record label RCA and taken as the lead single from Alicia’s fifth Album ” Girl on fire “.
This song is the first single Alicia released under the RCA record label after J Records ceased to operate as a stand alone label and was absorbed into RCA in 2011.
Alicia got the inspiration for ” Girl on fire ” through the birth of her son Egypt and her marriage to Swizz Beatz ( Kasseem Dean ), the American hip hop and R&B artist.
Three versions of this song was put out there by Alicia, the main version and two additional remixes. The first remix, titled ” Inferno ” had two new verses added by Nicki Minaj, the hip hop artist.
The second remixed version, ” Bluelight “, took the song back to its core by taking away the drums and piano which produced a more thinly bass led version.
The video that accompanies the single had its premier on BET, the American basic cable and satellite television channel and 106 & Park, the American hip hop and R&B music video show.
Sophie Muller directed the music video, Sophie is an English music video director known for working with Beyoncé, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Shakira and One Direction.
The video shows Alicia as a working mother who cares for her children and her elderly mother. The video won much acclaim from critics with one critic, the Wall Street Journal’s Christopher Farley writing that Alicia was making domesticity in the 21st century sexy and the video was ” an intriguing move for a pop-soul star “.
” Girl on fire ” was a commercial success for Alicia, in the United States the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and peaked at number 11, it stayed on the chart for 13 weeks.
The song also entered the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart at number 67 and peaked at number 7, with this song Alicia gained her 15th top ten hit on this chart.
Outside of the United States Alicia enjoyed Worldwide success with the song, it reached number one in Austria, South Korea and Slovakia.
Alicia also reached top 5 positions in the Netherlands, Brazil, Israel, Denmark, Japan, Germany, Switzerland and France.
In the United Kingdom ” Girl on fire ” entered the UK chart on the 1st of December 2012 and reached a peak of number 5. The song spent 3 weeks in the top ten and a total of 21 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 11
UK Highest Chart Position: 5
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 12, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 6, Brazil (Crowley Broadcast Analysis) 3, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 6, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 8, Denmark (Tracklisten) 5, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 17, France (SNEP) 5, Germany (Official German Charts) 4, Hungary (Single Top 40) 7, Ireland (IRMA) 11, Israel (Media Forest) 5, Italy (FIMI) 15, Japan (Billboard Japan Hot 100) 5, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 5, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 7, Norway (VG-lista) 13, Poland (Dance Top 50) 49, Portugal Digital Songs (Billboard) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 6, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 1, South Korea (Gaon International Chart) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 10,
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 29, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 5
Official Website: Aliciakeys.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/aliciakeys
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/AliciaKeys