Solange’s new surprise LP A Seat at the Table, earned her the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Oct. 22) for the first time in her career. That accomplishment puts her and her sister Beyonce in very unique company.
Because Solo and her Bey have now both earned No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, they are apart of a very elite club. They have joined the likes of, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson as well as Master P and his brother Silkk the Shocker.
Beyonce has logged six previous No. 1s, most recently with 2016’s Lemonade. Michael Jackson tallied six No. 1s (from Thriller in 1983 to the This Is It soundtrack in 2009). Janet Jackson has seven No. 1s (from 1986’s Control through 2015’s Unbreakable).
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.
Not to mention, Solange and Beyonce both joined Michael and Janet as the only other siblings to score number 1’s in the same calendar year. (The Jackson’s did in 2001 with Invincible and All For You, respectively). Congrats Solo and Beyonce, I know Mama Tina and Matthew are very proud.