Jack White aims and fires debut solo album Blunderbuss straight to the top of the Official Albums Chart today.
The White Stripes / The Raconteurs / The Dead Weather frontman topples the mighty Adele (2) this week, outstripping 21 by more than two copies to one to land the Number 1 spot.
White debuted material from the album on Monday night (April 23) in London at his first ever solo show. In attendance at the HMV Forum were The Mighty Boosh’s Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, former Radio 1 Official Chart presenter Fearne Cotton, and Alabama Shakes who will be supporting him on tour in the US. The singer will be back on these shores in June to play Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.
Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die climbs one place to Number 3, while Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday – Roman Reloaded slips one place to Number 4.
Blunderbuss is one of five new entries in the Official Top 40 today. American-Canadian singer / songwriter Rufus Wainwright is this week’s second highest new entry with his seventh studio album, Out Of The Game (5). Out Of The Game gives Rufus his second Top 5 album of his career in the UK today, his chart peak being Number 2 with 2007’s Release The Stars.
The X rated video for the album’s title track debuted online last month and featured BAFTA Award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter lip synching to Wainwright’s lyrics. "It features the two of us being naughty in the library,” said Wainwright of the promo clip in a recent interview. “We have been friends for years. Not only is she very beautiful, very glamorous, but she is also incredibly funny. I very much appreciate her friendship for furthering my career!”
Brit rockers Feeder land a Top 20 this week with new entry and eighth studio album Generation Freakshow. Grammy Award-winning Irish folk band The Chieftains latest release, Voice Of Ages, is new in at Number 25, climbing 14 places since midweek.
US singer Santigold claims her second Top 40 album today as Master Of My Make-Believe debuts at 33.
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Carly Rae Jepsen, the relatively unknown Canadian Idol contestant who scored a surprise debut Number 1 three weeks ago with Call Me Maybe, has today landed the top spot on the Official Singles Chart for a fourth week running with another impressive sale of almost 100,000 copies.
Having also shifted in excess of 100,000 units on each of the previous three weeks, Call Me Maybe has by now racked up a tally of 434,000 to date, putting the Canadian pop princess firmly on the way to becoming one of 2012’s biggest sellers, currently riding high at Number 7 in the best sellers of the year to date.
Last week Radio 1’s Official Chart host Reggie Yates presented Carly with her well-deserved Official Singles Chart Number 1 Award. The award is a new initiative by the Official Charts Company in partnership with Radio 1, launched as part of 2012’s celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart. The brushed aluminum trophy is now presented to recognise every new Number 1 single. In case you missed it, you can watch Carly accepting the award here.
Calvin Harris, the Scottish singer/songwriter and production wizard behind Rihanna’s floor-filling We Found Love, this week released new single Let’s Go (2), featuring Ne-Yo. The single is taken from Calvin’s forthcoming third studio album and is the highest and only new entry in today’s Official Top 40.
Indie poppers Fun are a non-mover at 3 with We Are Young FT Janelle Monae, last week’s 19-year old Brighton debutante Conor Maynard is today’s Number 4 while Jessie J’s Laserlight stays put in fifth place. Alex Clare’s Too Close, as featured on the current Internet Explorer TV ad campaign, climbs 10 places to Number 6, giving the track its highest chart position to date.
Elsewhere, BBC’s The Voice gives a boost to rock’s back catalogue as Stereophonics’ 2005 chart-topping hit Dakota re-enters the Top 40 today at Number 29, while Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody climbs 25 places to 35, and the U2 classic With Or Without You shoots up 71 places to settle at 43. Stereophonics Best Of – Decade In The Sun also climbs 34 places over on the Official Albums Chart to Number 32.
You can view the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full here after 7PM.Back