Jack White scores his second No. 1 of 2022 Billboard‘s Top rock and alternative albums, Top rock albums, Top Alternative Albums diagrams with To enter heaven alive, which starts at the top of all three rankings dated Aug. 6.
The set bows with 27,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week of 22-28. July, according to Luminate.
Of that total, 25,000 are via album sales, helping the LP launch at No. 2 on Top album sales.
The LP follows the reign on all three charts of White’s Fear of dawn, which debuted at No. 1 on the surveys on April 23 (42,000 units in its opening week; 106,000 year-to-date). The albums share one song among their tracklists: “Taking Me Back”, a connected version of which appears on Fearwhile an acoustic reproduction is part of Alive.
White is the second artist to lead the Top Rock & Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums with two albums in 2022, after Grateful Deadwith Dave’s Picks, Volume 41 in February and Dave’s Picks, Volume 42 in May.
White is the first act to rule the Top Alternative Albums with two albums this year. Billie Eilish (When we all fall asleep, where do we go? and Happier than ever), Taylor Swift (Folklore and Evermore) and Lana Del Rey (Chemtrails Over the Country Club and Blue handrails) all doubled in 2021.
Alive also debuts at No. 1 on Americana/Folk album, where White gains his first lead. He previously reached No. 2 with Acoustic recordings: 1998-2016 in 2016.
On the all-genre Billboard 200, Alive bows at No. 9. It’s White’s sixth solo top 10 dating back to his first in 2012, when Blunderbuss hit no. 1. He also boasts three top 10s each as a member of The white stripes, The dead weather and Raconteurs.
The lead single from Alive, “Love Is Selfish”, hit No. 14 on Adult Alternative Airplay in May. White’s current radio single, “What’s the Trick?”, is off Fear, and reaches new heights of No. 7 on Alternatively Airplay and no. 13 on Rock & Alternative Airplay and returns to his No. 22 best on Mainstream Rock Airplay.