"Lazaretto," the second solo album from the former White
Stripes rocker, sold 138,000 copies in the United States its
first week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
His debut solo album "Blunderbuss" also sold 138,000 copies in
its opening week in 2012.
"Lazaretto" sold 40,000 copies in vinyl, topping the Billboard
Vinyl Albums chart and earning the highest first-week U.S. sales
for a vinyl record since SoundScan began charting music sales in
1991, White's publicist said in a statement.
White has been a big champion of vinyl, including many special
bonus features on "Lazaretto Ultra LP."
Last week's chart-topper, country singer Miranda Lambert's
"Platinum," dropped to No. 2 this week with second week sales of
62,000, while the soundtrack to Disney's hit animated princess
film "Frozen" dropped to No. 3 with sales of 50,000.
For the week ending June 15, overall album sales totaled 4.6
million units, down 12 percent from the comparable week in 2013,
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
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