David Bowie is on track to land his first US No. 1 album following his passing from cancer on January 10.
Billboard reports industry forecasters predict the singer’s newly-released effort, “Blackstar”, is expected to sell 130,000 copies in its opening week to land a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200.
The chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
“Blackstar” appears on track to bump Adele's “25” from top spot after that project’s current 7-week run at No.1.
Bowie has appeared in the US Top 10 seven times: his highest-charting album was 2013’s “The Next Day”, which debuted and peaked at No. 2.
The new Billboard charts numbers will be revealed this Sunday.
The music icon died on Sunday, just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of “Blackstar.”
The news was delivered via an official statement on the singer’s social media sites, which read: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
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