Jack White’s debut solo release, ‘Blunderbuss,’ has reached gold status
Jack White’s debut solo album, “Blunderbuss,” is official golden. According to the Recording Industry of Association of America, the release has sold over 500,000 copies, making it official gold status.
Nobody could have predicted the success of “Blunderbuss.” The album notched him a No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart in its debut week, and it was a first. Although White has scored seven Top 10 releases with his bands — the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather — “Blunderbuss” was his first No. 1 ranking. The closest he came to the top was with the White Stripes’ “Icky Thump” album, which debuted at No. 2 on the chart when it arrived in 2007.
Not only did “Blunderbuss” sell well in CD and digital formats, but the release was the best-selling vinyl album of 2012, according to Nielsen Soundscan’s vinyl charts, pushing an impressive 33,000 units. With those numbers, “Blunderbuss” is the first new release to score a No. 1 spot on the vinyl charts since Soundscan began monitoring vinyl sales in 2008. With all this vinyl success, it’s no wonder why Record Store Day tapped White to be the event’s 2013 ambassador.
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