The Music Business Association will present Jack White the inaugural Innovator Award during the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown. He will be recognized for his achievement with his latest album Lazaretto and the vinyl Ultra LP.
Lazaretto debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. albums chart and holds the record for the most first-week sales for a vinyl album, with over 40,000 albums sold in the U.S. The Lazaretto vinyl Ultra LP was also the biggest selling vinyl album of 2014 and any year of the SoundScan era with 86,707 copies sold in the U.S.
“We are so pleased to recognize Jack White’s groundbreaking success with Lazaretto,” said Music Biz President James Donio. “From the floating holograms, to the varied intros, to the surprising needle drops, to the locked groove, to the hidden content, to the multiple playing speeds, he has unquestionably brought new musical life to the world of vinyl.”