On a critical and commercial front, expectations were high for Solange‘s follow-up to 2016’s chart-topping third album, ‘A Seat at the Table.’ And, after a nearly three year wait, her answer to the anticipation came on March 1st in the form of the unexpectedly released project, ‘When I Get Home.’
Boasting guest appearances from the likes of Playboi Carti, Tyler the Creator, Gucci Mane, and more, the 19-track opus earned mixed reviews from critics and fans alike for being spacey, “pretentiously artsy,” its minimalistic production, and abundance of interludes. That disappointment was projected by industry analysts to be mirrored in the set’s commercial performance as reports had it ‘Home’ would shift nearly half of what its predecessor moved during its first week of availability.
Now, with ‘Home’s first full tracking week in its rear view we can find out if they were right:
Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’
First Week Sales (SPS): 43,000
First Week Sales (Pure): 11,000
Billboard position (debut): #7
Solange’s When I Get Home is the fourth and final debut in the top 10, as it starts at No. 7 with 43,000 equivalent album units (with 11,000 of that figure in album sales), marking her third top 10 effort.
Solange’s last album, ‘A Seat at the Table,’ entered atop the Billboard 200 in October 2016 with 72,000 equivalent album sales.