Sunday, January 17, 2016

David Bowie scores first US No. 1 with Blackstar

A week after his death, David Bowie has scored his first US No. 1 with his final album, “Blackstar.”

Billboard reports the project sold 181,000 equivalent album units – including 174,000 pure album sales – in its opening week to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

“Blackstar” bumped Adele's “25” from top spot after that project’s 7-week run at No.1.

Fans remembered the late music icon by placing nine more Bowie efforts on the top 200 chart – including two in the Top 25: the 2002 compilation “Best Of Bowie” lands at No. 4 and 1972’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” re-enters the list at No. 21.

Bowie’s previous album, 2013’s “The Next Day”, debuted and peaked at No. 2.

The singer died from cancer on January 10, just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of “Blackstar.”

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