Solange is having a seat at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. Her celebrated album, A Seat at the Table, arrives at No. 1 on the tally after a bountiful week of buzz and sales.
According to Billboard, the set moved 72,000 copies in the first week of release. Of that total, 46,000 of them were from traditional album sales. The album narrowly beat out Bon Iver’s release 22, A Million, which came in at No. 2 with 71,000 units (58,000 in traditional album sales).
Solange’s chart-topping achievement put her in a very special category of a few siblings who have nabbed No. 1 albums. Of course, we all know that the 30-year-old singer’s sister is none other than Beyonce. The R&B superstar has earned six previous No. 1 albums, including this year’s Lemonade.
Other siblings that have nabbed top albums together including Michael Jackson who had six No. 1s, while his sister, Janet, has seven No. 1s, including 2015’s Unbreakable.
In the hip-hop world, No Limit CEO Master P debuted at the apex of the Billboard 200 chart in 1997 with Ghetto D. His brother, Silkk the Shocker, premiered at the top only once with his 1999 effort, Made Man.
Hopefully, Beyonce and Solange can keep their No. 1 streak going.
Meanwhile, fans will be able to hold Solange’s precious album in their hands. It’s been announced that A Seat at the Table will get a physical CD release on Nov. 18.
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