Jack White’s Lazaretto Breaks First-Week Vinyl Sales Record

By Tom Breihan / June 18, 2014

When Jack White released his first solo album Blunderbuss two years ago, he scored the first Billboard #1 of his entire career; none of his bands had scaled to that peak. And now he’s got another #1 to his name. Lazaretto, white’s new solo album album, is the top-selling album for the past week in the United States, Canada, and Denmark. The album is also at the top of another list, and this one won’t be a surprise. White, a longtime vinyl devotee, fitted out the LP version of Lazaretto with all sorts of special doohickeys, and then he pimped that version on late-night shows like The Tonight Show and Conan. As a result, the vinyl edition of Lazaretto sold 40,000 copies in one week, the most since Soundscan began keeping tabs on such things, as White’s website proudly announces.