Let this be a lesson to anyone who has made the mistake of underestimating Solange: Don’t. Despite projections that Bon Iver’s 22, A Million would top the Billboard 2oo chart this week, Solange’s A Seat at the Table came out on top. The achievement gives Solange her first No. 1 album. Moving the equivalent of 72,000 units in its first week, A Seat at the Table bested the debut of Bon Iver’s latest by 1,000 equivalent units. Of the two, Solange was comparatively stronger with digital sales: Of her 72,000 units sold, 46,000 were in traditional album sales, versus 58,000 of 71,000 for Bon Iver. Solange’s win also comes as another accolade racked up for the ever formidable Knowles family, as she and Beyoncé now rank among few siblings to have both put out No. 1 albums. (Michael and Janet Jackson, as well as Master P and his brother Silkk the Shocker, are among the others.) And, with Lemonade’s release in April, Solange and Beyoncé even attained the feat in the same year. Just a couple of exceptional women doing exceptional work.
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