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Solange and Beyoncé are the First Sisters to Have Number One Albums in the Same Year

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It's official. Solange edged out indie folk artist Bon Iver to secure her first number one album with A Seat at the Table. Billboard reports that the 30-year-old reached the career milestone with the equivalent of 72,000 units sold.

This is Solange's first full-length album since the release of 2008's Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams.  The New-Orleans-based singer wrote and arranged every track and co-produced the entire album with soul artist Raphael Saadiq.

{Get a glimpse into Solange's creative process with this "A Seat at the Table" mini-documentary}

Solange was originally forecasted to move about 60,000 units, but gained momentum as the week progressed.   The album was released by Solange's own label Saint Records through Columbia Records.
Solange's triumph makes her and big sister Beyoncé the first solo sisters to have number one albums in the same year. Lemonade was released in April.

Michael and Janet Jackson were the last siblings to have number one albums in the same year with "Invincible" and "All for You," respectively.

Their mom, Ms. Tina Lawson, has been excitedly congratulating her youngest daughter all weekend. It's an incredible feat. She has every right to be proud.

{Watch the videos for "Don't Touch My Hair" and "Cranes in the Sky" co-directed by Solange and her husband, Alan Ferguson}






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