Jack White’s ‘Lazaretto’ Breaks First-Week Vinyl Sales Record
Two years ago, when Jack White decided to break away from his various bands and pursue a solo career, he scored his first No. 1. The Raconteurs couldn't do it. Neither could the Dead Weather. Not even the White Stripes. But White's first solo album, 'Blunderbuss,' got there.
His second solo record, 'Lazaretto,' has debuted at No. 1 too. But the bigger news for White is that he broke the record for first-week vinyl sales in the U.S., Canada and Denmark, selling 40,000 copies in seven days. (SoundScan began keeping score in 1991, after CDs began to dominate sales charts.)
This is a pretty great reward for White, who put much time and care into the 'Ultra LP' version of 'Lazaretto,' which includes a whole bunch of cool features -- like a floating hologram of an angel, hidden tracks in the label, loops and alternative song intros.
It also helped that White promoted the hell out of the record last week when it came out, appearing on everything from 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' to Conan. You can watch his interview about the record with Fallon below.