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Solange Earns Her First No. 1 Album (‘A Seat at the Table’) on the Billboard 200

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Solange attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.

*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).

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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.”

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

 

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