Solange released her third studio album, A Seat At The Table, to critical acclaim at the end of September. This was her first project since her 2012 EP True. As well as the follow up to her 2008 sophomore album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. Not only that, but A Seat At The Table debuted at the number one spot on this week’s Billboard 200 chart.
Overall, the album sold 72,000 album equivalent units. 46,000 of those being in traditional album sales. Turns out that Solange exceeded expectations with the release of this project. Billboard was guessing that she would hit about 60,000 units in the first week of release.
— billboard (@billboard) October 10, 2016
Bon Iver’s 22, A Million was originally expected to take the number one spot. Although they barely missed Solange, debuting at number two with 71,000 units. The Knowles sisters, together, hit a pretty spectacular milestone this year. They are both siblings who released solo projects that debuted at number one in the same year. The only other siblings to have pulled that off before them was Janet and Michael in 2001.
Maybe this week, Solange doesn’t have a lot to be mad about? Let us know your thoughts on the amazing news in the comments down below.