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Solange’s latest album “A Seat at the Table” has claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, Billboard reports. The album sold 72,000 units with 46,000 of those in traditional album sales. The project is Solange’s first album to reach No. 1. Her highest charting album previously was 2008’s “Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams,” which peaked at No. 9.

“A Seat at the Table” also brought in another 3,000 in track equivalent album units, and 24,000 in streaming equivalent album units. That latter sum translates to 35.7 million on-demand streams for the album’s songs on streaming services, per Billboard. The publication notes that it was the second-most streamed album of the week on the chart, beaten only by Drake’s ‘Views,’ with 51.9 million streams for its songs. Bon Iver’s “22, A Million,” took the No. 2 on the chart with 71,000 units (58,000 in traditional album sales).

Solange made her Billboard 200 chart debut on the Feb. 8, 2003 with “Solo Star,” which debuted and peaked at No. 49 that same week. Her “True” album debuted and peaked at No. 157 on the Dec. 15, 2012 chart.

“A Seat at the Table” was only announced on Sept. 27, and it reached digital retailers and streaming services three days later on Sept. 30. It was released by Solange’s own label, Saint Records through Columbia Records. A physical CD of the album is scheduled for release Nov. 18. Her sister Beyonce has scored six previous No. 1s, most recently with 2016’s “Lemonade.”

Beyonce, left, and Kendrick Lamar perform “Freedom” at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Watch below “A Seat at the Table, Beginning Stages,” a documentary that chronicles the making of her new album:

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5 thoughts on “Solange & Beyonce Become First Sisters To Land Number One Albums

  1. WillowFan on said:

    Yes, I wish I could thumbs up everyone’s comment, as I wholeheartedly agree, love Solange’s style, she doesn’t need to do anymore than she’s been doing, that way she gets to enjoy her family, have her music, give us her fly fashion, and be herself….

  2. Solanges’ music has always been good. Underestimated and undereexposed. I hope people continue to really listen to her instead of just passing her over becuz she isn’t Beyonce. I didn’t like either of Beyonces’ last two albums as a whole including Lemonade. Too redundant.

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