In an interview with The Fader Magazine, Solange Knowles spoke on the comparisons between her new album A Seat At The Table and her sister Beyonce’s album LEMONADE. She said,
“We have the same mother and the same father. We grew up in the same household, and so we had and heard the same conversations. . It shouldn’t be surprising that two people who grew up in the same household with the same parents who are very, very aware — just like everyone else is — of all of the inequalities and the pain and suffering of our people right now, would create art that reflects that.” She continued, “I’m really proud of my sister and I’m really proud of her record and her work and I’ve always been. As far as I’m concerned, she’s always been an activist from the beginning of her career and she’s always been very, very black. My sister has always been a voice for black people and black empowerment. And I give so much of that credit to my parents.”
Solange’s A Seat At The Table is set to sell 47-51,000 copies in its first week out.