White Stripes’ Album Sales Jump 2,000% After Split
Meg and Jack White have gone their separate ways…
NME has reported that sales of The White Stripes’ rockumentary Under Great White Northern Lights have jumped 2,644% since the band confirmed its demise. Sales of 2001 album White Blood Cells and 2003’s Elephant have also jumped dramatically, with both sitting in Amazon’s movers and shakers chart, which tracks the biggest chart jumpers.
Their record label announced the split on the band’s website this week: "The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health. It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way."
The former couple added that they hoped their music remained relevant for years to come. "The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore,” they wrote. “The White Stripes belong to you now and you can do with it whatever you want.
“The beauty of art and music is that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”