Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Solange's music sales increases by 230%

                                     Fared better: Taking a more grown-up approach to music, Solange received critical acclaim for her second album Sol-Angel And The Hadley Street Dreams
Following Solange Knowles elevator bust-up with Jay Z on 5 May at the Met Gala, singer saw a significant increase in sales of her digital tracks. According to HipHopDX, the singer's sales were at 2,000 which is 230% the week the news broke, compared to 600 the week before. The report suggests that the sales spike was caused by the now infamous CCTV footage of fight with sister Beyonce's husband Jay Z that took place at The Standard Hotel in New York City.

Solange's first album, Solo Star, failed to make an impact on the charts when it was released in 2003. However, she fared better on her second go, 2008's Sol-Angel And The Hadley St. Dreams.  But the singer has still struggled to achieve the same success as her sister Beyonce.

Since the fight, Beyonce has done her best to show that the family have moved on from the drama, posting a picture of herself and Solange. The trio also released a joint statement, saying: 'As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident.'
'But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it,' it reads.

'Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.'
'The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different. 

'We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.'
Source: DailyMail

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