Jack White has his sights set on Number 1 with Blunderbuss

Jack White looks set to shoot straight to the top of the Official Albums Chart this Sunday with his debut solo album, Blunderbuss. Plus see this week's Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 in full!

Jack White looks set to shoot straight to the top of the Official Albums Chart this Sunday with his debut solo album, Blunderbuss.

The White Stripes / The Raconteurs / The Dead Weather frontman is on course to topple Adele’s mega-selling second album, 21, from the top 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.

American-Canadian singer / songwriter Rufus Wainwright is set to score this week’s second highest new entry with his seventh studio album, Out Of The Game, which is new in at Number 2. 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!”

Adele’s 21 slips two places to Number 3, while Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die holds steady at Number 4. Brit rockers Feeder complete this week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5 with their eighth studio album, Generation Freakshow.

New Entries

There are five other new entries in this week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40: US singer Santigold is on course for her second Top 40 album with her latest long-player, Master Of My Make-Believe, which is at Number 18. The deluxe edition of ABBA’s eighth and final studio album The Visitors looks set to enter the Official Albums Chart at Number 32.

British actor-cum-singer Julian Ovenden’s debut release If You Stay is currently at Number 36, while the deluxe re-release of T-Rex’s 1971 Number 1 album, Electric Warrior, is at 37. Grammy Award-winning Irish folk band The Chieftains latest release, Voice Of Ages, is new in at Number 39.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 BLUNDERBUSS JACK WHITE
02 OUT OF THE GAME RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
03 21 ADELE
04 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
05 GENERATION FREAKSHOW FEEDER
06 PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADED NICKI MINAJ
07 IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW OLLY MURS
08 LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD JASON MRAZ
09 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
10 WHO YOU ARE JESSIE J
11 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
12 + ED SHEERAN
13 BOYS & GIRLS ALABAMA SHAKES
14 THE SCRIPT SCRIPT
15 WRECKING BALL BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
16 MAKING MIRRORS GOTYE
17 LONELY ARE THE BRAVE MAVERICK SABRE
18 MASTER OF MY MAKE-BELIEVE SANTIGOLD
19 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY
20 19 ADELE
21 SCIENCE & FAITH SCRIPT
22 MDNA MADONNA
23 STEREO TYPICAL RIZZLE KICKS
24 BEST OF - DECADE IN THE SUN STEREOPHONICS
25 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
26 THE LATENESS OF THE HOUR ALEX CLARE
27 EL CAMINO BLACK KEYS
28 MUSIC ROX MOSHI MONSTERS
29 CALIFORNIA 37 TRAIN
30 SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING LMFAO
31 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS BRUNO MARS
32 THE VISITORS ABBA
33 ELECTRONIC EARTH LABRINTH
34 TEENAGE DREAM KATY PERRY
35 HEAVEN REBECCA FERGUSON
36 IF YOU STAY JULIAN OVENDEN
37 ELECTRIC WARRIOR T-REX
38 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD
39 VOICE OF AGES THE CHIEFTAINS
40 HANDS UP - THE ALBUM JUSTIN FLETCHER

© 2012 the Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.