TOP OF THE CHARTS: Beyoncé and Solange
SOLANGE AND Beyoncé Knowles have joined the elite club of siblings who have scored No.1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
The feat is doubly sweet for Solange who, for the first time, has hit the coveted spot with album, A Seat At The Table.
She narrowly beat out Bon Iver's new album 22, A Million, which was widely tipped to be No. 1, but came in second with 71,000 in unit sales.
The Knowles sister are among the few pairs of solo siblings to have scored No. 1s. Previously, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson managed the feat, as did Master P and his brother Silkk the Shocker.
Master P topped the list in 1997 with Ghetto D, and followed it up in 1998 with MP Da Last Don. Silkk the Shocker led the list once, in 1999, with Made Man.
Notably, Solange and Beyonce both earned No. 1s in the same calendar year, just as Michael and Janet did in 2001 (with Invincible and All For You, respectively).
Beyonce, who just wrapped up her Formation World Tour in New Jersey on Friday (Oct 7), has had six number one albums, including her latest record Lemonade, which also came out this year.
And the Hold Up singer, 35, shared a shout-out to Solange on Instagram on September 30 as the album was released.
“Congrats to my sister on creating this beautiful work of art,”Beyonce wrote.
“I could not be more proud of you.”