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Jack White conquers Billboard 200 with solo debut, 'Blunderbuss'

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CD cover image for Jack White's solo debut, "Blunderbuss."

In abandoning his rainbow of musical accomplices, Jack White has alablasted his way into the top spot of the Billboard 200, making his first solo album, "Blunderbuss," also his first No. 1 album on the chart.

The record was released by White's Third Man Records -- a Nashville-based label described by the NYT as "a cross between Warhol’s Factory and the Batcave," where west-facing walls are red, east-facing walls are blue, and the employees dress like "comic-book henchmen" in yellow and black.

"Blunderbuss" sold 138,000 copies in its first week, Billboard reports

White's other bands -- The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather -- all missed the high mark. The White Stripes release "Icky Thump" jumped into the No. 2 spot when it debuted in 2007, selling 223,000 units in its first week.

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