New Jimi Hendrix Release Will Become His Highest-Charting Album In 44 Years

"People, Hell And Angels" set for a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.

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The latest posthumous release by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, "People, Hell And Angels", is estimated to sell around 70,000 copies within the first week, making the new album his highest-charting one in 44 years. The record will debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, with a new chart update scheduled for Wednesday, March 13.

Containing a total of 12 previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1968 and 1970, "People, Hell And Angels" was only bested by "Electric Ladyland" which topped the Billboard 200 chart for a total of two weeks back in 1968. The previous posthumous Hendrix release, "Valleys Of Neptune", also made the top 5 with a No. 4 debut in 2010.

Hendrix will only be outsold by the country star Luke Bryan and his latest compilation "Spring Break... Here To Party" which is expected to sell about 120,000 copies.

Several tracks from the record were already streamed online prior to the official release, including "Somewhere", "Hear My Train A-Comin" and "Earth Blues". The rest of this week's top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart includes the likes of Bruno Mars, Mumford And Sons and Rihanna's "Unapologetic". Check out the full list below.

01. Luke Bryan - "Spring Break... Here To Party" 02. Jimi Hendrix - "People, Hell & Angels" 03. Josh Groban - "All That Echoes" 04. Bruno Mars - "Unorthodox Jukebox" 05. Various Artists - "Now 45" 06. Tim McGraw - "Two Lanes Of Freedom" 07. Mumford & Sons - "Babel" 08. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "The Heist" 09. Rihanna - "Unapologetic" 10. Florida Georgia Line - "Here's To The Good Times"

So have you checked out the new album yet? And what do you think of the tracks we got to hear so far? Let us know in the comments section below.

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    Anyone else think "Spring Break ... Here to Party" is a pretty lame album title?
    its part of a series of his ep's. not saying its cool at all just explaining its awkwardness
    ZOSO <(")
    It's country music (if you can even call it music), what do you expect.
    country is music, the lyrics maybe lame but some artist are pretty decent and enjoyable
    They still make those damn "Now That's What I Call Music" CDs? I thought digital music stores would've killed that crap off by now.
    I prefer the digital version, but I don't see what's wrong with the physical copy
    I'm glad people are making loads of money with his music.. No, I guess it's pretty cool people still care as much about Hendrix like they used to.
    Not very surprising, considering he's been dead for forty three...
    No shit it'll be his highest charting album in 44 years. It's kinda hard to have new releases when you're dead.
    This is actually his 12th posthumous record, he only made 3 when he was alive, so yeah, this one turns out to be the second highest charted of his 15 albums
    No one should outsell Jimi Hendrix albums... That's just unlawful.....
    Even a dead man is a better musician than todays bullshit. LONG LIVE JIMI!!! D Looking at this top ten makes me sad. There are soooo many good musicians that deserve these. "Various Artists" is not a band and that stupid shit should not even be ANYWHERE on the top charts, much less top 10. IT'S A COMPILATION.
    Poor Hendrix. He's WAYYYYY to cool to be grouped in with that list of people in ANY capacity!
    Apart from Hendrix, I listened to Mumford & Sons and found it mehtastic and Bruno Mars, who despite his music didn't draw my attention, can sing.
    with all the "unreleased material" he has, it makes me wonder if its not as good as it could have been. Imagine if he took some of the musical ideas and got to tinker with them and perfect them a little more before releasing them. These are probably the rough drafts of all his cool shit he writes
    Not a fan of the posthumous releases thing, but nice to hear the sales are doing good
    And this they know already before its released..?
    Im pretty sure album sales are calculated by how many are shipped to stores. Not through public sales. Don't take my word for it though, just what I have heard.
    It is hard to release hit records when you are dead.
    Ever heard of "Posthumos records", and "Unreleased material"? The Hendrix Foundation has a lot of the latter...
    Jimi would be rolling in his grave hearing some of the stuff thats been released by his sister....example A of this is that Christmas album with Jimi wearing a Santa beard on the cover. Shame
    Its common sense. If he didnt put out an album in 44 years, then of course it would be his best in 44 years.