Solange nabbed her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with her new fiery release, A Seat At the Table. The collection earned 72,000 equivalent album units, 46,000 of which were from traditional album sales, this week, Billboard reports.
Bon Iver’s 22, A Million landed the No. 2 spot, earning 71,000 units, 58,000 of which were from traditional album sales.
Solange released the album on Sept. 30 with little fanfare, announcing the collection on Sept. 27. A Seat At the Table is her first release since 2012’s True and is stacked with hard-hitting collaborators like Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, The Dream, and Kelly Rowland. Solange described the collection as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing.”
Solange also called A Seat At the Table “a tribute to both my mother and father” in an interview with her mother Tina Knowles. “We grew up in a household with two parents who constantly celebrated Blackness and created forums and spaces to empower Black communities,” Solange said. “This might feel new for other people, but it is surely not new for me.”