Tuesday, February 9, 2016

David Bowie continues to dominate UK charts

David Bowie continues to dominate UK music sales as the late rocker tops the album charts for a fourth straight week.

The Official Charts Company reports the singer’s “Blackstar” – which held the top spot for three weeks – has been replaced at No.1 with his 2002 collection “Best Of Bowie.”

With the switch, Bowie becomes the first act to knock themselves off the top of the Official Albums Chart in nearly six years following a similar move by Michael Jackson following his death in 2009.

The achievment also means Bowie is the first artist since 2011 to occupy the top two positions on the chart; Adele last did it with “21” and “19.”

Bowie’s strong album sales continue a month after his January 10 death from cancer; he currently has seven entries in the Top 40, down from 12 last week – which tied Elvis Presley’s record for the same feat.

Beyond No. 1 and 2, Bowie’s 2014 package “Nothing Has Changed” sits at No. 8; 1971's “Hunky Dory” drops two spots to No. 19; 1972’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” slides ten to No. 22; 1973’s “Aladdin Sane” dips to No. 37; and 1977’s “Heroes” comes in at No. 39.

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