Solange earns her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as her latest release, “A Seat at the Table”, arrives atop the tally. It beats out Bon Iver’s 22, A Million, for No. 1, an album that was initially forecast to bow in the penthouse.
According to Nielsen Music “A Seat at the Table” launches with 72,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 6. As Solange and her sister Beyonce have now both earned No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, they are among the few pairs of solo siblings to have scored No. 1s. Previously, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson managed the feat, as did Master P and his brother Silkk the Shocker.
No one is more fine with Solange having the #1 album in the country than her older sister superstar Beyoncé Knowles. “It’s fine. I’m fine with it,” said Beyoncé who could be seen furiously writing her next album and looking for signs of infidelity for inspiration. Solange, 30, had long had a cult following, as Beyoncé explained “Yeah she’s had some fans, but a #1 album? No one saw that coming. But now that it’s here, it’s fine. Great, even. Well, fine.”
To say the least, this was a phenomenal album. Such a refreshing moment in music, and reminder that timeless music exist beyond those we hear everyday.