Stepping Out of the Shadow

   October 10th, 2016             Blog


We don’t have to worry about Solange standing in the light of her big sister’s halo any longer (finally). Her moment to shine has finally arrived, and is just as bright, with the release of her second full-length album, A Seat at the Table. Featuring narration from music mogul Master P, mother Tina Knowles-Lawson and father Matthew Knowles, this album highlights oppression experienced by African American in the United States and how she believes we are destined to overcome it. The empowering album of pride and self-awareness landed in the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. This is a first for Solange.

Along with her sister, Beyoncé, the two made history this year as the first pair of sisters to have number one albums in the same calendar year. They also join an elite list of siblings who have all notched number one albums. Michael and Janet Jackson back in 2001 and Master P and Silkk the Shocker back in 1998/1999 comprise the remainder of an elite list, of which the Knowles sister were recently added.  Read the Billboard article documenting this milestone.

Still, don’t understand why Beyoncé’s brand is a big deal? View our blog from dGC team member, Josh Randle, Beyoncé: The Beauty, The Brand and The Beast.

Solange (left) and Beyoncé Knowles (right)

Solange (left) and Beyoncé Knowles (right)