The week of September 30 was stacked with solid album releases, from the likes of Danny Brown, BANKS, LIKE, Dave East, Moses Sumney and others. But the surprise release of Solange’s A Seat At The Table grabbed the top spot in the Billboard 200 this week, followed by Bon Iver’s 22, A Million.
Solange inched out Bon Iver’s third album by a thousand copies.
A Seat At The Table was predicted to sell around 60,000 units, according to Billboard, but a late-week push helped outsell 22, A Million 72,000 to 71,000.
This is Solange’s first No. 1 album.
Because Solange and her sister Beyoncé both have No. 1 albums this year, they join two pairs of siblings — Michael and Janet Jackson and Master P and Silkk Da Shocker — as the only pairs to have No. 1 albums in their careers, Billboard reported.
No other new rap/R&B albums made their way into the top 10 this week, with Drake’s Views, the Suicide Squad OST, Travi$ Scott’s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight and Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman making routine appearances.
1. Solange – A Seat At The Table (72,000)
2. Bon Iver – 22, A Million (71,000)
3. Drake – Views (47,000)
4. Suicide Squad OST (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. Travi$ Scott – Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight (24,000)