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Jack White has outsold every other act that released a new album this week by a large margin. His latest effort, Lazaretto, secured the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, Wednesday. Lazaretto marks the second solo album from White, who was formerly a member of the White Stripes.
Billboard reported that the album sold 138,000 copies in its first week. This second solo album also set a record for the largest sales week for a vinyl album (with 40,000 copies), taking the crown from the 1994 release of Pearl Jam's Vitalogy, which sold 34,000 vinyl LPs. White's vinyl album has special features, such as hidden and playable tracks under the label, and three possible play speeds.
The album was released on White's Third Man Records label through Columbia Records.
Lazaretto is the follow-up to his first solo album, Blunderbuss, which sold around the same number of copies when it was released back in 2012.
White is currently out making many tour stops in promotion of his latest musical effort and will be playing England's Glastonbury Festival next week. After that performance he will be heading to Southern California for a brief run of shows at the Fonda Theatre, the Mayan and Pomona's Fox Theater.
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