Ex-White Stripes man is predicted to top Billboard 200 next week

Jack White is set to score a US and UK chart-topping double next week with his debut solo album ‘Blunderbuss’.

The ex-White Stripes man is predicted to top the Billboard 200 in the US with around 100,000-120,000 copies of the album set to be shifted, according to chart experts. The chart is due to be unveiled next Wednesday (May 2).

Yesterday, it was revealed White is well on course to knock Adele’s ’21’ from the top of the UK album chart this Sunday (April 29), with Rufus Wainwright and his new album ‘Out Of The Game’ his main contender.

Although White has never topped the Billboard 200 in the US, The White Stripes scored two Number Ones in the UK, with 2003’s ‘Elephant’ and 2007’s ‘Icky Thump’.

Earlier this week it was announced that White would write, produce and perform the soundtrack to the new Disney adaptation of The Lone Ranger.

He also played his first solo UK show this week (April 23), headlining London’s HMV Forum the day ‘Blunderbuss’ was released.

White is set to return in June for more UK gigs, including a set at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend event in London on June 23.

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