A Seat at the Table

Solange Scores First No. 1 Album with ‘A Seat at the Table’

Solange is sitting at the top of the charts.

The singer’s album A Seat at the Table debuts at No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200.

Selling 72,000 equivalent album units (46,000 traditional), the critically-acclaimed project helps Knowles obtain her first No. 1 album, beating Bon Iver’s 22, which had been predicted to top the list.

Streaming helped Solange achieve this feat with 24,000 streaming equivalent album units moved, but this may only be the start for Knowles. Physical versions of A Seat at the Table are scheduled to arrive Nov. 18.

With this album, Solange celebrates a major career win. Seat follows 2003’s Solo Star, which peaked at No. 49 and 2008’s Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams, which peaked at No. 9. Later, 2012’s True arrived and peaked at No. 157.

The album also places Solange and her sister Beyoncé — who has six career No. 1s on this chart, including this year’s Lemonade — in a special category. They are among a few siblings to have reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a distinction previously attained by Michael and Janet Jackson, as well as Master P and Silkk the Shocker.

Elsewhere on the chart, Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman pops up 10-7 and Travis Scott’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight falls 6-10. See the full top 10 below.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Solange – A Seat at the Table – 72,000
2. Bon Iver – 22 – 71,000
3. Drake – Views – 47,000
4. Suicide Squad: The Album – 38,000
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway – 33,000
6. Shawn Mendes – Illuminate – 29,000
7. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman – 27,000
8. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface – 25,000
9. Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing – 25,000
10. Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight – 24,000