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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