Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jimi Hendrix scores highest-charting album in 44 years

As expected, Jimi Hendrix has scored his highest-charting album in 44 years.

The guitar icon’s new set, “People, Hell & Angels,” debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Billboard reports Jimi’s project sold 72,000 copies in its first week to land behind Country music star Luke Bryan’s first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart,"Spring Break . . . Here to Party," which debuts atop the list with opening week sales of 150,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Hendrix’ new album contains 12 previously unreleased studio recordings completed between 1968 and 1970.

Jimi last charted this high when "Electric Ladyland" spent two weeks at No. 1 on Nov. 16-23, 1968; he most recently visited the top 10 of the chart when another from-the-vaults album, 2010's "Valleys of Neptune," debuted and peaked at No. 4 with a 95,000 start.

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