Jack White has leapt to his first U.S. solo number one after a storm of good reviews and general attention for his debut solo Lp 'Blunderbuss.' It's been Lionel Richie who has been recently 'dancing on the ceiling' in top spot, his country-themed album 'Tuskagee' marking his first Billboard number one since 1986. However, White has sold some 138,000 copies to knock the crooner from his perch, and vindicate his decision to put the White Stipes on indefinite hiatus and go it alone. 'Blunderbuss'' success is also one position better than he ever achieved with his formative band, their 2007 Lp 'Icky Thump' taking second spot upon its release, and with the album topping the charts in the UK, Canada and Switzerland too, it's fair to say that White's solo advancements are going better than perhaps anyone could've guessed.
Elsewhere in the charts, Adele was still lurking about the top five, her sophomore album '21' managing to sell another 84,000 copies - a couple of families in South Dakota yet to purchase a copy of the Lp - and taking second spot. As well as being the top selling album of last year, it's now also the top selling one of this year having shifted 3.1 million in the States as part of a grand total of 8.9 million overall.
There was further British success with One Direction holding onto a place in the top five, going up to four with 'Up All Night' - it's now sold 541,000 copies Stateside; fellow Brits The Wanted debuted at number seven with their self-titled US debut.