WE CAN SAY IT'S THE BEST PRACTICE OF FACEBOOK: Alicia Keys is using her Facebook page to stream her soon-to-be launched album. So, anyone who loves Alicia, just became <a href="http://www.facebook.com/aliciakeys">her facebook fans</a> immediately. You REALLY rock, Alicia!
How about this for an incentive: become a fan of Alicia Keys’ Facebook Page and you’ll immediately get access to her album which is being released next week. This is the first artist we’ve seen to make their album completely available via Facebook prior to going on sale. With “Empire State Of Mind” having been such a hit, the album exclusive “Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down”, should help drive sales starting next week.
Alicia Keys currently has over 1.3 million Facebook fans and many more are joining in order to gain access to the exclusive promotion which is sponsored by American Express and powered by Involver. In the past, MySpace was the destination of choice for most musicians to debut their album, however with Facebook’s larger audience, MySpace music should clearly feel threatened.
[via <a href="http://www.allfacebook.com/2009/12/alicia-keys-debuts-new-album-on-her-facebook-page/">All Facebook</a>]