Solange & Beyonce Now Both Have No. 1 Albums on Billboard 200 Chart
According to Nielsen Music, A Seat at the Table launches with 72,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 6. Of that number, 46,000 were in traditional album sales.
Because of this album’s success, she and her sister Beyonce have now both earned No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200. This makes them among the few pairs of solo siblings to have scored No. 1s. Previously, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson did this, as did Master P and his brother Silkk the Shocker.
Solange and Beyonce both earned No. 1s in the same calendar year, as did Michael and Janet in 2001. Solange and Beyonce’s mother, Tina Lawson, celebrate their accolade on Instagram. Check it out below.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).A Seat at the Table is Solange’s third studio album released by Saint Records and Columbia Records. Following the release of her second studio album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams (2008), Knowles began work on her third studio album, during which she suffered a “breakdown” due to the amount of time and emotion she was putting into the recording process. While recording the album Knowles released an EP entitled True (2012) and launched her own record label named Saint Records. Writing for the album began as early as 2008, while the albums recording sessions took part from 2013 to June 2016. The album features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Sampha, The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, Kelela, and Tweet.