Jack White's 'Lazaretto' sets record en route to topping charts

By Vincent Lia,

In today’s music industry, constantly rising and fading trends leave executives and producers desperate for names they can count on to consistently find their audience. For over a decade, now, Jack White has been one of those names, and his latest release, Lazaretto, will only add fuel to his fire as it topped the Billboard 200 its first week out, as well as set a record for vinyl LP sales.

This makes White two-for-two in reaching number one as far as his solo releases go. His 2012 album, Blunderbuss, was certified gold in the U.S. and U.K.

The vinyl edition of Lazaretto surpasses Pearl Jam’s first week sales of their 1994 release Vitalogy, reports Billboard.

White, who broke onto the scene in the early 2000s playing with then-wife Meg White as The White Stripes, also found success with side projects The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, but has spent the past few years focusing on his solo and producing work.

Third Man Records, White’s label that has released all of White’s albums since 2007, as well as other artists like Loretta Lynn, Cold War Kids, and Drive-By Truckers, make a point of releasing nearly all of their artists’ LPs in vinyl form.

White has already begun touring in conjunction with the release of Lazaretto.

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