White soars, Wanted flop on charts

Jack White is seen in this file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files

Jack White is seen in this file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files

, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:49 AM ET

After a decade of making music with an assortment of bands, Nashville based blues-rocker Jack White landed at the top spot of Canadian album charts this week for the first time as a solo artist.

“Blunderbuss,” White’s ambitious blend of rock- psychedelia, rocketed to No. 1 with sales of over 16,600. White, who disbanded The White Stripes last year, is still a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather.

And it seems not quite everyone in Canada owns Adele’s “21.” After 60-plus weeks on the charts, the British soul-singer’s sophomore effort moved back into second place with 9,900 in sales.

Last week’s No. 1 – Jason Mraz’s “Love Is A Four Letter Word” – dropped 58% sliding down to No. 3 with a rather middling 8,200 copies sold.

British boy band The Wanted, who made the big headlines – first for calling Christina Aguilera a b—tch and then for lashing out at Britney – was this week’s biggest flop. After plenty of hype, they skidded into No. 8, proving they’re no match for the U.K.’s hottest teen export, One Direction, who remained at No. 4.

Lionel Richie’s “Tuskegee” remained steady at No. 5; Patrick Watson’s “Adventures in Your Own Backyard” plummeted to No. 6; dance king Tiesto’s “Club Life, Volume Two: Miami” debuted at No. 7; Johnny Reid’s “Fire It Up” slipped two to No. 9; and the soundtrack to the popular Quebec talent show "Star Academie” moved up to No. 10.

White debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., with Adele back at No. 2, Richie at No. 3, One Direction at No. 4 and country star Lee Brice’s “Hard 2 Love” at No. 5.

Mraz’s latest imploded stateside, dropping to No. 10, and Americans clearly weren’t buying The Wanted, who flopped at No. 7.

 


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