Chart Watch: Vinyl Boosts Jack White
Jack White's Lazaretto sold 40K vinyl copies this week. It's the largest one-week sales tally for a vinyl album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991. The old record was set in 1994, when Pearl Jam's Vitalogy sold 34K vinyl copies.
White's previous album, Blunderbuss, sold 34K vinyl copies in all of 2012. It was that year's top-selling vinyl album.
Other albums not on that list but with high vinyl totals include Bon Iver's For Emma Forever Ago (95K) and Mumford & Sons's Sigh No More (93K).
Lazaretto is White's second solo album. Both have entered The Billboard 200 at #1. His first solo album, Blunderbuss, debuted at #1 in April 2012 and went on to receive a Grammy nomination as Album of the Year. (Both albums sold 138K copies in their first week, a striking show of consistency.)