As predicted a few days ago, Jack White nabbed the first Number One album of his career on Wednesday (May 2nd) when his debut solo disc Blunderbuss landed at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. The record sold 138,000 copies in its first week of release. White has never hit the top of the chart before with any of his three previous acts -- the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, or the Dead Weather. The closest he came before this was when the Stripes' final studio album, Icky Thump, entered at Number Two with 223,000 copies sold.
White's other bands have collected seven Top 10 albums, even if none of them reached Number One.
The singer and guitarist told BBC Radio One in the U.K. last week that he's got enough tunes on hand to go right into making his second solo album, saying, "I've got another 12 songs that I haven't finished yet."
White begins a solo tour on May 15th in Nashville. He's touring with two backup bands -- an all-male lineup and an all-female ensemble -- and switches between them during his shows.
White will write and perform the score for the upcoming film The Lone Ranger, which is due for release in 2013.