Saturday, January 16, 2016

Blackstar debuts at No. 1 as David Bowie dominates UK charts

David Bowie has landed his tenth UK No. 1 album with “Blackstar.”

According to The Official Charts Company, the singer’s final record debuts at No. 1 with combined sales of almost 150,000, while also delivering the fastest-selling album of the year to date.

“Blackstar” was reportedly already headed for top spot before news broke of Bowie’s death from cancer on January 10.

The singer dominates the overall UK album chart this week with a total of 10 records in the Top 40 and 19 in the Top 100.

Including “Blackstar”, over half a million Bowie records were picked up this week in the UK totalling 623,000 combined sales and streams.

The 2014 compilation, “Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best of David Bowie”, re-enters the chart with a new peak at No. 9; “The Best Of 1969/1974” returns at No. 11, 1971's “Hunky Dory” is at No. 14; 1972’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” at No. 17; 2002's “Best Of Bowie” at No. 18; 1973’s “Aladdin Sane” at No. 23; 2013’s “The Next Day” at No. 25; 1977’s “Low” at No. 31, and 1974’s “Diamond Dogs” sits at No. 37.

“Blackstar” was issued January 8 – the same day the singer turned 69.

The set was produced by Tony Visconti and recorded at the Magic Shop in New York last year.

See also:

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