They always said ‘third time’s the charm’ and, let Solange tell it, ‘they’ would be right again.
For, nearly 14 years after her debut LP, ‘Solo Star,’ the youngest of the Knowles clan can finally boast claim to a #1 album on the Billboard 200. That’s right, the singer – whose critically acclaimed third album, ‘Seat at the Table,’ will unseat Shawn Mendes on this week’s refreshed charts.
Getting by with a little help from Lil Wayne, Tweet, The Dream, Kelly Rowland, and so many more, ‘Table’ was unexpectedly announced just days before its release. A noteworthy streaming force upon its debut, the project defied odds when it surged in the middle of the tracking week (an uncommon feat). First reported to move somewhere between 42-48k SPS, the final and official figures await you below:
Solange earns her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as her latest release, A Seat at the Table, arrives atop the tally. It beats out Bon Iver’s 22, A Million, for No. 1 — an album that wasinitially forecast to bow in the penthouse. It debuts at No. 2.
A Seat at the Table launches with 72,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 6, according to Nielsen Music — a stronger-than-expected start. Of that sum, 46,000 were in traditional album sales. Bon Iver’s 22, A Million, bows at No. 2 with 71,000 units (58,000 in traditional album sales).