is set to score a US and UK chart 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 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
" 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.
Thanks for the report to Nme.com