Final Numbers Are In: Solange Snags First #1 On Billboard 200 With ‘Seat at the Table’

Published: Sunday 9th Oct 2016 by Rashad

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:

Via Billboard:

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).

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  1. #chiilllddd October 9, 2016

    Congrats to Solo well deserved!!!

    • Baddibeymyfav October 9, 2016

      Omg ? Solo debuted higher than Ant ?? I’m dead!!!?????

      • Ron October 10, 2016

        I really hate with you f**gs come on here and ruin every post with your constant comparisons and digs (shade or whatever you wanna call it) at other artist. It ruins every comment section like a cancer. It really makes visiting this site annoying and pointless. Cause it’s so many of your kind on here and I despise seeing you.

    • ? October 9, 2016

      She beat Kelly Flopland

    • ? October 10, 2016

      Wow she beat Kelly Flopland

  2. Rima October 9, 2016

    She deserves more sales she put out a great body of work.

  3. HailLegendBeysus October 9, 2016

    Congrats Solange!!! Well deserved and earned!!!

  4. Meteorite October 9, 2016

    ??? ¡¡¡ YAY !!! ???

  5. Kitty Puurrzz October 9, 2016

    I don’t see the hype around this album at all. It’s good but …..

    • Onyourwrostday October 9, 2016

      That’s cuz your white and dumb

      • kwinzy October 9, 2016

        I’m in tears yo! Loooool

      • OMG Logic!!! October 9, 2016

        You meant “you’re,” right? The irony of being a prejudiced 5h1t and calling someone dumb while not even having a mastery on grade school grammar.

      • Baddibeymyfav October 9, 2016

        oh Shyt ??????

    • #JACKIE October 9, 2016

      That’s because you stan for Monica’s stale ass.

      • MoDove October 9, 2016

        She got hit songs that solidifies her as R&B veteran. Can your fave say the same?

  6. JOANNE. #Coming2Slay. October 9, 2016

    In other news…

    PERFECT ILLUSION was done so dirty in the USA. It could have been a blatant hit considering it was a hit WW. Oh well… she still has more impact than these other lames this decade… including the head THIEF in charge.

    • MUSICHEAD October 9, 2016

      I’m honestly shocked Perfect Illusion did so poorly in the US. It’s the first Gaga song I actually liked in years.

      • JOHNVIDAL October 10, 2016

        It should have done at least good or ok. But they are just not willing to let her have commercial success ever again. That´s the reason. I think she and her team know that and are going for the quality route regardless of how it performs on the charts. She has Superbowl booked, an important movie to film and the approval of the industry and her peers. She´ll go that route no doubt. Best decision she could make.

    • JOHNVIDAL October 10, 2016

      It´s obvious you´re a real Lady Gaga hater posing as a fan just to make more people leave negative comments about her. Really sad.

  7. FASHION_ICON ~ Anti&Lemonade October 9, 2016

    Perfect illusion is a hot flop
    Million reason to flop is a flop as well
    Joanne….we will see
    Not Gaga beging on twitter to buy her stuff lmao

    Congrats to Solange well deserved.

    That Bon Iver album is so good, they will win album of the year if they are eligible

    • Max October 9, 2016

      You honestly think 22 a million is good? A letdown yes but I don’t think it’s good

      • FASHION_ICON ~ Anti&Lemonade October 9, 2016

        I liked it, for me it’s a good album but it’s not the reason why they will win that album.
        The Grammy will not give that damn award to Bey or Solo because of the black message which is sad because they have good albums.
        Rihanna is not taken seriously enough to receive it.
        Adele won already with 21 and i feel like she won’t win it this time again.
        Not Kanye nor Drake nor coldplay nor bieber
        Who is white and have kind of a good album that been actually praised ? Bon Iver ..
        They will win for that simple reason

    • JOHNVIDAL October 10, 2016

      With that user name you dare to talk about music and quality? 🙂 🙂 🙂 Gaga has released a damn great song and you can stay pressed. If it flops it won´t make it any worse of a song. You stay pressed at anything Gaga supposedly does as if any other team wouldn´t promote or “buy” things. They all do it, it´s a business. The important thing is if they deliver talent or not.

  8. cocobutta October 9, 2016

    For the genre of sound she is putting out that is very good numbers.
    Well crafted and just very easy to chill and vibe with.

    I don’t get hyped with this piece I get relaxed and zone out in a good place.
    Beautifully pieced together.
    Just got it but goooood.

  9. Jj October 9, 2016

    It’s a master piece the years put into it show it’s a lot better than lemonade very miseducation

    • Ciah’s Turtle October 10, 2016

      VERY Miseducation

  10. The kpop guy, Matt ~ October 9, 2016

    And another album selling more than aunti first week

  11. Nigeria loves rihanna October 9, 2016

    She is more talented,natural & real,& got a better voice than her robotic sister beyawnce. At least solang write & produces her album,she doesn’t buy writers like beyawnce.

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 9, 2016

      Beyonce actually has a wider vocal range. Solange’s voice is very soft, not as resonant as her sisters. Nonetheless, both are amazing in their own way

      • Credits October 9, 2016

        You’re right. Solange is amazing but her voice does lack the power. However, Her head voice is beautiful and her vocals seem to layer well when harmonizing. I was listening to her ‘truth’ EP and thinking about how her tone is similar to Leona Lewis (am I crazy) but without the power and the training.

  12. HONEY G October 9, 2016

    Low sales.

    • Ciah’s Turtle October 10, 2016

      In a streaming world..this is great for an R&B Release

  13. MUSICHEAD October 9, 2016

    I admit that I was not impressed upon first listen. But after all the buzz I listened to it straight thru without distraction and discovered a masterpiece. This album is my top contender for Album of the Year. Solange is getting a Grammy next year. By the way…Usher’s Hard II Love is also a great album. Don’t sleep!

    • RICHIE_RICH October 10, 2016

      Yes usher album is a great album as well

  14. GEEZUS October 9, 2016

    Let’s bring her to Gold with streaming.

    • Credits October 10, 2016

      We can do it!! Omg start a hashtag #streamsolangetogold…honestly fans need to do this for all of our r&b/soul artists right now.

  15. Fatusankohe October 9, 2016

    Well done Salong I love the Knowless sisters keep the good work

  16. Jay Jay October 9, 2016

    If the album was out in stores she could have pushed 95-105k first week.

    • Bwash October 10, 2016

      Right!! Theres still a large demo of people including myself who would def run out and GET the album the first week its released

  17. missmeka1987 October 9, 2016

    Finally another black female artist shines and wins with Rihanna and Bey for once IMO Rap music is over saturated 5 years ago Britney, Gaga, Katy, hell even Fergie and Gwen single would have went number 1 or absolutely in the top 10 on Bilboard HOT 100 What is going on..

  18. Resllyyyyyyyyyy!!!! October 9, 2016

    Ummmmm who bought the other 25,000 albums…… was it jay and bee no, ….I mean fans. She has so many fans.

    • Bwash October 10, 2016

      but she outsold your fave bacon back butter bish! dont be mad heaux!

  19. Bech October 9, 2016

    I feel like that Elevator thing paid off for her.

  20. Bech October 9, 2016

    Like imagine if she had put this album out the same day as that

  21. Rihboy October 9, 2016

    Wow I was expecting more! But either way congrats! I love the album

  22. BangBang October 9, 2016

    I am so proud of this girl right now!! Go did it babe you did it?!!this cd is the bomb!

  23. FC/JC October 9, 2016

    #1 Bytch YAAAAAZ

  24. Theman October 9, 2016

    Bon Iver should have the number album officially. He sold the most pure albums.

  25. Mel October 9, 2016

    Flop,done and bye???

    • BEY>RIH October 10, 2016

      Yet it debuted higher than Canti.

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  27. Thando October 9, 2016

    The REAL writer of “Why Don’t you love me”, lol.
    This is a flop regardless of all the tinkering. What happened in the lift is paying of.

  28. JOHNVIDAL October 10, 2016

    Good numbers for the type of artist she is. Kudos to her. All I´m hearing is good things about the material so I´m definitely checking it out one of these days. I only acknowledge real units sold, so to me she did 46k copies and was #2. Same way Beyonce should have been #1 for more weeks with Lemonade in the Billboard 200 months ago when she was sellinge every week more units than Drake but he was the one topping the chart with this new type of artificial success as if he were responsible for a Michael Jackson type of phenomenon lol

    • BEY>RIH October 10, 2016

      I agree.

  29. Gregg October 12, 2016

    Yea but they are notorious for buying their own products just to push the sells up….

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