WHITE EARNS HIS STRIPES
Guitar Maestro's Debut Solo Album Headed for His First-Ever #1 Debut
April 25, 2012
The Blunderbuss stops here.
Rock guitar god Jack White's debut solo album on Third Man/Columbia is headed for the top of next week's chart with a sales total projected at between 110-120k for his first-ever #1 bow.
That's based on one-day sales reports from those retailers still conscious after partying over last weekend's impressive Record Store Day sales results. Can we get a vinyl witness?
MCA Nashville Tifton, GA, country singer-songwriter Kip Moore's debut album, Up All Night, is set to bow with a total in the 40-45k range after scoring a Top 10 country single with potential novelty crossover in "Somethin' 'bout a Truck."
Curb country songwriter-turned-performer Lee Brice's sophomore album, Hard 2 Love, his follow-up to 2010's Love Like Crazy, is on target for sales of 37-42k.
Mercury/IDJ's entry into the neo-boy band sweepstakes, U.K.'s The Wanted, arrive with a seven-track EP that includes their megasmash, "Glad You Came," which appears ready to sell 35-40k.
Josh Abbott Band, a country-rock group out of Texas which has been hovering near the top of the iTunes album chart all week, will see sales of 23-27k for Small Town Family Dream, their third release on indie label Pretty Damn Tough.
Finally, world-renowned Dutch DJ Tiesto's Club Life Volume Two Miami, on the Musical Freedom label, looks set to bow in the 12-15k range.
Some like to Clutch at Straws.