Jack White’s Blunderbuss knocks Adele off top spot on album chart | UK Music News


Having been released for just under a week, former member of The White Stripes Jack White takes the top spot on the UK album charts with his debut solo album Blunderbuss, released April 24, 2012 under Third Man/Columbia Records.

The singer and songwriter who hails from Canada takes the lead ahead of British songstress Adele, who had a strong hold on the top spot with her second studio album 21. Being his first studio release since the break up of the band, White is said to be happy with the success the band had before their split in 2011. “We never put out a song that we didn’t like or weren’t proud of,” he told BBC Radio 4. “We never had any regrets like that. It’s a special thing to have.”

Other news in the charts comes from Lana Del Rey, whose debut album Born To Die moved up one position from number four to three on the album charts. New entries on the album chart also included Santigold‘s latest project Master Of My Make Believe, which landed at number 33.

Moving our attention to the single charts, pop singer and YouTube sensation Carly Rae Jespen hangs on to the number one spot for the fourth week running with “Call Me Maybe.” The Canadian idol finalist sold 100,000 units in a week following a viral video of young hollywood star couple Justin Beiber and Selema Gomez dancing to her single, reaching over 31 million views.

Calvin Harris enters the chart at number two with his new single “Let’s Go” featuring Ne-Yo, whilst Fun and Janelle Monae hold onto the number three spot with “We Are Young.”

The Voice UK judge Jessie J also stays put at the number five spot once again with her David Guetta assisted single “Laserlight,” whilst Brighton hailing singer Conor Maynard drops down from number two to four with his single “Can’t Say No.”