Jimi Hendrix post-humous album set to open at No.2 on Billboard 200 chart

By Steven Mitchell,

Even though it’s been over 40 years since the death of rocker Jimi Hendrix, a new album of his music is set to be a chart-topper when it debuts next week.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, industry sources predict Hendrix’s new album will be released at No. 2 on the upcoming Billboard 200 chart. People, Hell and Angels contains 12 archived recordings which were done by Hendrix from 1968-1970.

The posthumous album could sell up to 70,000 CDs by today. The Billboard 200 chart won’t be released until Wed., March 13.

If People, Hell and Angels opens at No. 2 it will be the rocker’s biggest album release since Electric Ladyland hit No. 1 in 1968, The Huffington Post reported.

Hendrix’s sound manager, Eddie Kramer produced the album. Some of the unreleased tracks were supposed to serve as a follow-up to Electric Ladyland. One of the singles off of People, Hell and Angels, 'Somewhere', has already been released.

The No. 1 spot could belong to countryman Luke Bryan. His compilation album, Spring Break … Here to Party could possible sell close to 120,000 CDs.

The two stars will gather atop the chart with Bruno Mars, Josh Groban and Tim McGraw.

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