The Predictions Are In: Solange’s ‘Seat at the Table’ Set To Sell…

Published: Monday 3rd Oct 2016 by Rashad
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As of time this story is being reported Solange‘s new album, ‘A Seat at the Table,’ is taking a seat at the #1 spot on iTunes.

The “surprise” release, which has spurred some seriously high praise from critics, comes as quite the crowning achievement for the 30-year-old who – at one period of time – was quite the polarizer on the critical front. While some praised the eclecticism found on her last official LP (2008’s ‘Sol-Angel & the Hadley Street Dreams’), others argued the singer/songwriter was “trying too hard” to visually and sonically distance herself from the offerings of her older sister Beyonce.

Interestingly enough, fast forward 8 years, the superstar siblings have dropped albums that mirror each other more than ever.  But, from where we stand, Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ tasted a bit more experimental versus ‘Seat at the Table’ which finally sees Solo find her best footing in a lane that is authentically hers.

From the looks of her predicted sales, record buyers agree:

1st week sales:  47-51k, 34-38k

With the figures above Solo is set to land the highest first week chart position of her career, a potential top 5 debut.  Her debut album, ‘Solo Star,’ peaked at #49 while its follow-up, ‘Hadley Street Dreams,’ peaked at #9 the week of its 2008 debut.  As ‘Dreams’ earned that peak spot to the tune of 46,000 sold, ‘Seat at the Table’ – released nearly a decade later – definitely should earn the singer a nod from naysayers for consistency if nothing else as she is still capturing the same amount of listeners.

Congratulations are all the way due for the singer/songwriter.  The win was a long time coming! [source]

 

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  1. RICHIE_RICH October 3, 2016

    That’s great for her not being a mainstream artist.

    • ? October 3, 2016

      That’s more than Jackie

      • LOL October 4, 2016

        LOL NOT THAT MUCH MORE LOL

      • ? October 4, 2016

        That’s more than double Jack did HO

    • ? October 3, 2016

      Get streaming yall! Get this album to number 1!

      • Wayno October 7, 2016

        LMAO

        YOU ARE NOT SERIOUS

  2. Fatusankohe October 3, 2016

    Good for her I love the Knowless

  3. FC/JC October 3, 2016

    Fantastic, i so want this album to Debut at #1, But anywhere in the top 5 is great! Congrats Solange!

  4. BubblePopElectric October 3, 2016

    Congrats Queen! The album/the visuals/the era is nothing short of a masterpiece. Hooefully, ASATT will garner Grammy recognition next year!

    • BubblePopElectric October 3, 2016

      ***Hopefully

  5. Bb8345 October 3, 2016

    I want this album to debut at #1 soooo bad!!!! I hope the Grammys don’t overlook this album because she released it before the deadline and it should definitely be nominated

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 3, 2016

      If Beck can win an album, when nobody even knew who that N**** was, why shouldnt Solange? Am I right, or am I right …

      • Danzou October 3, 2016

        Ooh yeah Tyler u right as hell but white people are white people so you know how this finna go.

      • Kyle October 3, 2016

        Beck had been out for about 20 years, he just covers a whole other genre of music! He was always hailed by music critics whenever he released an album he just was never really in the mainstream. How can music fans not do their research!? The ignorance is hilarious!

  6. #justsayn October 3, 2016

    I thought she would sale way more due to the amount of exposure and celebrity praise she received! Everybody and their mama were talking about her album! Good for her! She sold more than some mainstream artists and I want say any names

    • LOL October 3, 2016

      LMAO SO YOU’RE REALLY GONNA ACT LIKE THESE NUMBERS AREN’T JUST AS BIG OF A FLOP TOO? LMAO

  7. mr.m October 3, 2016

    that man looks good with that wig .. werk
    who is he?

  8. Pat October 3, 2016

    Dope…with word of mouth and the videos droppn she should hang around for a while too….one of the best this year

  9. Chasin Time October 3, 2016

    mmm i was expecting 100K with how much social media was buzzing about it. This is great though. It was a very good album. Of course if this was anyone else, they would have been called a “flop” , but since she is Beyonce’s sister this bias site will praise here sales lol.

    • XYZ October 3, 2016

      She is no mainstream artist and therefore the sales are quite good. Especially when considering her old sales. So for a non-mainstream artist these sales are not a flop in current times. Anyone who would say that is a fool tbh. Yes, Usher sold even less, I think. And for him it’s definitely a flop, cause he’s mainstream and should have been huge considering his old sales. But, whether beyonce’s sister or not, these sales are good for solange

  10. MoreThan460 October 3, 2016

    Grats Solange! You’ve sold more than a certain popstar first week

    • LOL October 3, 2016

      LMAO ITS STILL A FLOP TOO THO LMAO

  11. Theman October 3, 2016

    She’s not really mainstream nor is she on a major label & no physical material has been released as of yet.. These are good numbers for her though. This album is definitely more experimental than Beyonce’s..

    • Kitty Puurrzz October 3, 2016

      She’s on Columbia Records. That’s a major label ….

      • WRTW? October 3, 2016

        Columbia is the distributor, her album is released via her label Saint records

      • Daimler October 4, 2016

        Doesn’t matter, if Columbia is involved in any capacity then it’s a major release.

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 3, 2016

      You’re an idiot for comparing blood sister’s. Why must you uplift one sibling just to downplay the other. There would be no Solange without Bey! Both are amazingly talented

      • XYZ October 3, 2016

        Tbh I think Solange would have been bigger without Beyonce. At least by far more acknowledged like santigold or m.i.a… she wouldn’t have just been seen as beyonce’s sister and could have really just been her own

  12. Kitty Puurrzz October 3, 2016

    Let anyone else do these numbers and y’all label them a FLOP, but are congratulating Solange. Funny… Lol

    • Bb8345 October 3, 2016

      What TV show/award show was she on? What radio show did she go on Super Bowl her album? She’s doesn’t even have a banner on iTunes, nor does she have hardcore stans like a lot of other artist so these numbers are good, especially for an R&B artist

      • iamdiego October 3, 2016

        this is true! she almost did a complete surprise release but she put the release date out a few days ahead. those numbers are pretty good. hopefully she will push it. I need her on the late night show’s (performing) / go get Wendy together (then perform), then ki ki with Ellen (Interview and perform again) to get the older people on board. mature audiences buy music and she’s selling a mature sound. A Seat At The Table should atleast be able to reach gold if solange take it back to 90’s-00’s style promo.

    • Hmmm… October 3, 2016

      It’s called putting things in context. Don’t worry. You’ll learn all about it when you get to high school.

  13. Ghfj October 3, 2016

    Good numbers especially when you think of the fact that it’s only a digital release. If she had released the physical cd too she would’ve did about 70k. I’m glad she’s getting the recognition she deserves. I see this album having longevity.

    • Tori October 3, 2016

      How? No shade, legitimate question. Everyone keeps saying that physical sales are down and digital sales are up. How would releasing physically in the climate benefit her if ppl aren’t going to actually go out and buy it?

  14. Black power October 3, 2016

    Damn I just knew she’d sell more, I thought Beyoncé would at least buy 100k like she did for self titled or Lemonade.,

    • Danny Bey October 4, 2016

      That claim of buying albums is so old, late, played out, 2009, tacky, and tired. Just go sit somewhere.

      #AintNoSamsungBih

      • LOL October 4, 2016

        LMAO THE DENIAL OF ARTISTS BUYING THEIR OWN ALBUMS IS EVEN OLDER, SO GO SIT AND TAKE A NAP LMAO

  15. Sandra October 3, 2016

    This is the sales for less than a week? Wasn’t the album released Friday so a full week might have different numbers and along with streaming.
    Either way i’m enjoying the album

  16. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 3, 2016

    I have a seat at the table and a pitcher full of lemonade

  17. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 3, 2016

    Did anybody notice Tweets vocals? She’s singing backup on about half of the album. She and Rafeal Sadiqq did an amazing job production wise. Solonge finally got it! She’s cemented her neosoul sound.
    For us, by us

  18. Blue Ivy Rod October 3, 2016

    Congrats Solo. I hope this album stays in the top ten and the woke people buys and supports her. We need this to be huge, so haters are forced to hear it

    • LOL October 3, 2016

      LMAO 34K, AIN’T NOBODY GONNA HEAR SHYT LMAO

  19. HailLegendBeysus October 3, 2016

    Congrats Solange!

  20. Beautiful111 October 3, 2016

    Wow how the tables have turned, Solange couldn’t sell a album to save her life back in the day. But in 2016 she’s outselling big artists like Monica, Usher & Fantasia. Cray!!

    • LOL October 3, 2016

      LMAO BYTCH SHUT YOUR DUMB ASSS UP, SHE BARELY SOLD 5K MORE THAN THEM, THAT AIN’T SHYT LMAO.

  21. Sherrele October 3, 2016

    Congrats it’s going to be hire than that! Best believe it’s a great album

  22. CodeRed_Monica October 3, 2016

    That’s it? With all the hype I thought she was going sell 100k at the least…

  23. Erica October 3, 2016

    It’s crazy how y’all praise solange with these numbers but drag Britney & FTR I’m loving solange album but I see how bias some people are to different artist & before you say Britney is mainstream she flop with her last album & pretty girls so for her to pull numbers she did with her 9th album I don’t think it was a flop at all

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 3, 2016

      Britney and Solange are two completely different artist. Solange is underground neosoul. Britney is mainstream wonderbread pop.

      • Erica October 3, 2016

        I agree but disagree mainstream artist are not what’s in at the moment this generation are kinds liking the underground thing the people that’s at the top of the charts are not that mainstream

    • RihYonce October 3, 2016

      Solo has NEVER had commercial success . I mean come on are you serious rn ? This is the first time she’s actually getting some recognition. Britney on the other hand everybody knows about her & her 20 “comebacks ” plus she was one of the biggest stars on the planet she should easily be able to at least push 500,000 after a month or so but she can’t even do that

    • ByeJay October 4, 2016

      Britney Spears is a mainstream artist who has white gays wrapped around her finger solo does now. She’s never been on a major tour or anything

  24. MUSICHEAD October 3, 2016

    Solange might snag an Album of the Year nomination at the Grammys this year. Everyone I know who has heard it is praising the album. Plus she’s a huge Brandy stan so that makes her cool with me lol. Congrats Solo!

  25. #TeamTinashe Stan October 3, 2016

    She deserves “Album of the Year” at the Grammys tbh

    • LOL October 3, 2016

      LMFAO.

  26. Rihallah October 3, 2016

    A solid 10k above the last 4 Ciara albums I believe. Not much of an accomplishment but congratulations are due for Solo

  27. LOL October 3, 2016

    LMAO FIGURES YOU DUMB BUGS WOULD BE CELEBRATING THESE FLOP ASS NUMBERS LMAO.

  28. LOL October 3, 2016

    LMAO I KNEW THIS HORSE FACED HEFFAH WOULD FLOP LMAO, SHE’LL BE LUCKY IF SHE DOES 75K TOTAL SALES LMAO.

  29. Rima October 3, 2016

    Why aren’t all the pro black Beyonces stans buying this?

    • LOL October 3, 2016

      LMAO I KNOW, DAMN EVEN K.MICHELLES RATCHET ASSS SOLD MORE LMAO

      • Rima October 3, 2016

        And this is Beyonce sister who can’t even outsell a reality star.

      • HailLegendBeysus October 4, 2016

        Lmao and Formation a 3 month FREE single sold more than Epileptic Delusion ???? I see why your coming for Bey’s Baby sis. Because Beyoncé annihilated your fav with the click of a send button to ITunes in 2013 and again with Lemonade in 2016 ?! How’s those toilet seats? Im sure you purchased tickets for the Local Gay Bar Tour seeing as you ride so hard for Fad.

    • HailLegendBeysus October 3, 2016

      Worry about Fadga and her local gay bar tour coming to a ? near you!
      .
      “A Seat At The Table” —-> Anything Fadga has ever released!
      .
      Stay pressed on that hot iron skillet!

      • LOL October 4, 2016

        LMAO FIGURES A DUMB SEETHING BUG WOULD BRING UP GAGA, WHO BTW WILL SELL WAAAAY MORE THAN 34K FLOP NUMBERS, SO KEEP STANNING FOR THE SLAVE’S FLOP SISTER DUMB INSECT LMAO.

        P.S. EVEN PERFECT ILLUSION SOLD MORE THAN A FLOP AT THE LOSER TABLE LMAO…

    • ByeJay October 4, 2016

      Where’s the correlation between Beyoncé stans and Solange ??????

  30. HailLegendBeysus October 3, 2016

    Her album currently has a 90 on metacritic ?? The Knowles releasing the most critically acclaimed albums this year! ? ????

    • LOL October 4, 2016

      LOL TOO BAD SHE WON’T SELL 90K ALBUMS THO LMAO

      • HailLegendBeysus October 4, 2016

        Sure about that? Her sales have been updated you imbecile!

  31. FASHION_ICON ~ Anti&Lemonade October 3, 2016

    To be honest the album got a quality production, good vocals and sound overall. It’s definetely an album of the year material.
    However i did not like it that much, it was a little boring and to repetitive just like the same song playing all over again with different lyrics…
    Lemonade and Anti remain the best release this year for me .

  32. Theman October 3, 2016

    Here’s the break down, in terms of album sales only, physical albums on a whole are outselling digital albums. Physical albums help to sustain album sales. See Drake, Beyonce & Rihanna’s second week sales, once the albums get released physically. She definitely would have so more with a physical release added into mix. So many fans were requesting it along with the vinyl. Vinyl sales have been surging upward as well. So it certainly makes sense. Moreover, she’s like an alt/r&b artist. She isn’t really mainstream. So she’s doing everything in a regular way.

    • BCinKS October 4, 2016

      I agree! Her fanbase is more likely to stream (but not a million times like say a 14 year old would for Justin Bieber) or buy physical copies. Columbia should’ve pushed out physical discs.

  33. HOWYOULIKEIT October 3, 2016

    F.U.B.U

  34. Stephy October 3, 2016

    It’s the best album released this year by any female artist imo. I would seriously give her Album of the Year

  35. Royalkev October 3, 2016

    I’ll be honest, I’m a little disappointed by the numbers. I expected the figures to be higher! I’m not one to praise one person (I’m fond of) for numbers that I don’t particularly like and not be impressed by others that do the same amount! I personally don’t get excited for numbers below the 100K club, BUT this still doesn’t at all deter me from remaining hopeful for this album’s commercial success! I expected Solange to have her work cut out fo rher. She’ll have to work from the bottom up! I respect her artistic vision and nothing changes the fact that this is still a quality album (regardless of what the numbers are)! That said, it’s not delusional for people to think that this is somewhat of a feat for an artist like Solange (who never had a real following)! She could have easily done Nelly Furtado numbers after all these years! It’s only the beginning and just like the first cut on this album, I expect A Seat at the Table’s position on the charts to ‘rise’!

  36. Thando October 3, 2016

    Even when you account for context, this is a flop.

  37. Theman October 3, 2016

    Yeah, this album is going to be a success. It’s a great project….

  38. Coolness October 4, 2016

    Her album did generate a great deal of hype on the internet but at the back of my mind, I knew her numbers were going go be around 50k or so. It’s great to see Solange come into her own as an artist. I can’t believe she’s just 30 because she seems wiser beyond her years. The album is very downtempo and I was hoping for a few songs like Losing You on there but it’s a solid project. Congrats Solo.

  39. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? October 4, 2016

    The music videos are painfully beautiful. She’s a visual artist just like her big sis. “Don’t Touch My Hair” is already my anthem of the year.

  40. Briano October 4, 2016

    I don’t f with them Knowles

    All of them with jay and kanye and the katdashians need to go, Rihanna can stay aren’t yall happy I’m not running things as this is the way it would be purriod

  41. RushonJones October 4, 2016

    Bey purchased half with that Formation tour money lolololol

  42. Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi October 4, 2016

    Wow

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