Monday, March 11, 2013

Jimi Hendrix set for highest-charting album in 44 years

Jimi Hendrix may be set for his highest-charting album in 44 years, according to Billboard.

The guitar legend’s new archival album, “People, Hell and Angels,” is set to debut at No. 2 on this week's Billboard 200 chart, according to industry sources. The album might sell around 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on March 10.

The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of March 13.

If the title opens at No. 2, it will mark Hendrix' highest-charting album since 1968, when “Electric Ladyland” spent two weeks at No. 1.

Hendrix 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.

All 12 tracks on “People, Hell & Angels” were recorded between 1968 and 1970 and were meant for “First Rays Of The New Rising Sun,” the follow up to “Electric Ladyland” that Hendrix was working on when he passed away in 1970.

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