Jack White garners sixth No 1 Billboard album debut

Album debuts atop of multiple albums charts

Jack White’s second solo album of 2022, Entering Heaven Alive, has debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200, thus giving White his second top 10 album debut of 2022. The album has also topped six different charts upon its release – Top Alternative Albums, Top Americana/Folk Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Rock And Alternative Albums, Vinyl Albums, and Tastemaker Albums. This marks the fifth consecutive debut atop the Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts for a new Jack White solo release. Internationally, Entering Heaven Alive debuted at No. 4 in the UK, No. 4 in Germany, No. 3 in Switzerland, No. 11 in Belgium, No. 6 in Ireland, and No. 9 in the Netherlands. The album also debuted at No. 2 on the UK Physical Album chart.

The project is available now on all formats, including standard black vinyl, CD, a limited edition Bandcamp exclusive white cassette, and digital download. Vinyl variants include a Detroit Denim independent record store exclusive version, Tranquil Turquoise in the Third Man Records web store, Heavenly Eclipse via Vinyl Me, Please, and a Barnes & Noble edition with an exclusive slip mat. White has also released a lyric video for “A Tip From You To Me” – the latest and third single from the project.

White celebrated the release of Entering Heaven Alive with a pair of exclusive in-store appearances in London – East London’s Rough Trade East for an acoustic performance and signing as well as a sold-out show at Islington’s intimate Union Chapel. The next day, he performed three separate solo acoustic sets at Third Man London’s Blue Basement. The following week, White released a live video highlight “A Madman From Manhattan,” taken from the Union Chapel show.

Furthermore, to mark the album’s release, select independent record stores in the US, EU, and the UK hosted listening parties. A limited amount of custom-created, Jack White-inspired astragalomancy (divination dice and casting surface) sets and exclusive posters were made available with the purchase of the new album.

White recently wrapped up the UK & European leg of his epic Supply Chain Issues Tour, and headlined Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival. Produced by Live Nation, a second North American headline run gets underway at Minneapolis, MN’s Armory on August 13th.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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