This week, Solange Knowles—who at this point is better known simply as “Solange”—starts her new album A Seat At The Table at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking a first for the singer-songwriter. Now that she has finally made it to the top of the albums ranking, she and her older sister Beyoncé have joined the incredibly exclusive club of musically-inclined siblings that have both charted No. 1 albums in the U.S. The entire list is comprised of only six names, or three pairs, according to Billboard, and all of these artists have made an important mark on the charts in their time.
INDIO, CA – APRIL 12: Singers Beyonce (L) and Solange perform onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella)
Beyoncé and Solange Knowles
Bey and Solange are obviously the latest coupling to see both siblings reach the top spot on the all-encompassing albums chart, and while they do have No. 1 albums to their credit, their charting histories aren’t very similar beyond that. Solange has reached the top 10 twice, including this past week, while the story is very different when it comes to her older sister. Beyoncé has debuted all six of her solo records in the top spot, and before she went out on her own, she managed a pair of chart-toppers with Destiny’s Child, which gives her an impressive eight leaders throughout her entire career.
Michael and Janet Jackson
Perhaps the most famous pair of singing siblings, Michael and Janet Jackson both sent their fair share of albums to the top of the charts, and one of them is still doing so. During his lifetime, Michael accrued five No. 1 records, and after he passed away he added another to his legacy with the posthumously-released This Is It. Janet has continued to be somewhat active in music, though she does take more time between releases than she used to. She is now up to seven leaders, including last year’s Unbreakable, which marked something of a comeback for the singer.
Master P and Silkk The Shocker
The second pair to achieve the feat (following Michael and Janet) were Master P and his brother Vyshonne King Miller, better known as Silkk The Shocker. The two hip-hop stars managed to own the charts during the 90s, with the former charting two No. 1 albums and the latter only reaching summit once in his career. Interestingly, Master P and Silkk The Shocker charted their No. 1s in an incredibly short period of time, as they wasted no time in capitalizing on the success they found together as members of the group TRU. Master P hit the top spot first in 1997 with Ghetto D, and then again in the next year with his follow-up MP da Last Don. Silkk made his first and only appearance in the penthouse in 1999 with Made Man, putting them in the same league (at least in this regard) as Michael and Janet Jackson.