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Jack White Scores Third Straight Number 1 Album, Also Tops Five Other Charts

by VVN Music

Jack White has his third straight number 1 Album with his latest, Boarding House Reach.

White has only released three solo albums and all have hit the top including Blunderbuss (2012) and Lazaretto (2014). It was a chart level that he never achieved with the White Stripes although their last album, Icky Thump, did reach number 2 in 2007.

Boarding House Reach also is at number 1 on the Album Sales, Vinyl Albums, Tastemakers, Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts.

Toni Braxton opens at 22 with Sex & Cigarettes, her first non-holiday album to not make the top twenty.  Braxton has released eight studio albums with six making the top ten and the seventh, 2002's More Than a Woman, going to 13.

Braxton's last album, Love, Marriage & Divorce with Babyface, went to 4 last year.

The Best of the Grateful Dead: Live had a bit of a chilly reception compared to their many other live releases, debuting this week at 167.  The Dead have a long history of historical live albums which, normally, debut in the top fifty.

Miles Davis and John Coltrane start at 187 with The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6. It's Davis' first charting album since 2016's Everything's Beautiful with Robert Glasper. For Coltrane, it's his first since the Starbuck's Exclusive Opus Collection: A Man Called Trane in 2008.  The album also tops the Jazz Albums chart.

Also semi-debuting this week is the new deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin's How the West Was Won. The album "debuts" at 98 even though Billboard doesn't consider it a new release. The album topped the Billboard 200 when it was first released in 2003.

Last week's top release by veteran artist, the self-titled album by Stone Temple Pilots, fell from 24 to off the chart.

The top twenty albums this week by veteran artists who have been recording twenty years or more (Billboard 200 position in parenthesis). Debuts are in blue:
  1. Boarding House Reach - Jack White (1)
  2. Sex & Cigarettes - Toni Braxton (22)
  3. Man of the Woods - Justin Timberlake (23)
  4. I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best of MercyMe - MercyMe (36)
  5. Red Pill Blues - Maroon 5 (40)
  6. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (55)
  7. Revival - Eminem (59)
  8. Hardwired...To Self Destruct - Metallica (72)
  9. Diamonds - Elton John (79)
  10. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (82)
  11. Greatest Hits - Queen (86)
  12. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (95)
  13. How the West Was Won - Led Zeppelin (98)
  14. Journey's Greatest Hits - Journey (102)
  15. Greatest Hits - Tom Petty & the Heartbrekers (108)
  16. 1 - Beatles (110)
  17. Both Sides of the Sun - Jimi Hendrix (114)
  18. The Essential Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson (122)
  19. Precious Moments Collection - Alan Jackson (125)
  20. Metallica - Metallica (126)
Elsewhere, Alison Krauss is once again at number 1 on the Bluegrass Albums with Windy City while Paul Thorn debuts at the top of the Blues Albums with Don't Let the Devil Ride.

On the Singles chart, Maroon 5 has the highest charting track by a veteran artist at 26 with "Wait" while Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton continue their very slow descent as "Say Something" goes 32 to 33. Darius Rucker premiers at 95 with "For the First Time".

Veteran producer and mixer Tony Moran tops the Dance Club Songs chart with "You're Good For Me"