Wednesday, March 20, 2013

David Bowie debuts at No. 2 on US charts

David Bowie's new album, “The Next Day,” has debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

Billboard reports Bowie landed in second behind Bon Jovi, who scored their fifth No. 1 album with "What About Now" after opening week sales of 96,000.

Bowie’s debut is a career-high No. 2 with sales of 85,000. The rock legend's new album - his first studio set since 2003 - earns his largest sales week for an album since SoundScan started tracking data in 1991. (Bowie's previous best SoundScan-era sales frame came when 2002's "Heathen" started with 55,000 at No. 14.)

"The Next Day" is Bowie's seventh top 10 album. He last logged a top 10 way back in 1983 with the No. 4-peaking "Let's Dance." Until this week, Bowie's highest-charting album had been 1976's "Station to Station," which spent two weeks at No. 3.

Earlier this week, Bowie landed his first UK number 1 album in 20 years with the new release.

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