AceShowbiz - Jack White scores his third No. 1 album on Billboard 200 as his latest studio album "Boarding House Reach" debuts atop the chart. Making its way out via Third Man/Columbia Records, the set racked up 124,000 album units, including 121,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending March 29, according to Nielsen Music.
"Boarding House Reach" also marks the second-biggest sales week of 2018 for any album, following Justin Timberlake's "Man of The Woods". In addition, the effort is the first rock album to top the Billboard 200 chart in 2018. The album's great sales are fueled by the singer's concert ticket/album bundle sale promotion of his upcoming tour.
While the album manages to lead the Billboard 200 chart, only a handful of songs off "Boarding House Reach" appear on various rock charts.
It appears "Boarding House Reach" is the only album that debuts on this week's chart as last week's chart topper, XXXTentacion's "?", falls a spot to No. 2 with 76,000 units. The soundtrack to "Black Panther" is a non-mover at No. 3 with 48,000 units, while "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack climbs from No. 6 to No. 4 with 47,000 units.
Trailing behind the soundtrack to the musical drama is Migos' latest effort "Culture II", which stays steady at No. 5 with 45,000 units. Logic's "Bobby Tarantino" descends to No. 6 with 33,000 units, while Post Malone's "Stoney" ascends from No. 10 to No. 7 with 29,000 units.
Ed Sheeran's "Divide (division sign)" stays steady at No. 8 with 29,000 units. Imagine Dragons' "Evolve" bounces back to the top 10 as it lands at No. 9 with 25,000 units. Similarly, Camila Cabello's "Camila" returns to the top 10 as it bows at No. 10 with 23,000 units, rounding out the top 10 for this week.
It has been predicted that there will be a great change in the chart next week when The Weeknd's "My Dear Melancholy", Kacey Musgraves' "Golden Hour" and Hayley Kiyoko's "Expectations" arrive on the chart.