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‘Blackstar’ is David Bowie’s first-ever #1 album in the U.S.; Bowie LPs make up 25% of UK Top 40

Bowie Blackstar

As predicted, David Bowie‘s Blackstar debuted on the Billboard album charts at #1, being the first album to oust Adelle’s 25 out of the top spot since its release. The LP sold 174,000 copies, with an additional 7000 copies counted through streaming services. It is Bowie’s first-even #1 LP in the U.S. Meanwhile, complilation Best of Bowie came in at #4, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars was at #21 with eight other Bowie LPs entering the Top 200.

In England, where he was much bigger star, not only did Blackstar debut at #1 but Bowie albums made up 25% of the UK Album Top 40 in the week following his death, with a total of 19 albums in the Top 100:

1) Blackstar
5) Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best Of
11) The Best Of 1969 / 1974
14) Hunky Dory
17) The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
18) Best of Bowie
23) Aladdin Sane
25) The Next Day
31) Low
37) Diamond Dogs
42) Let’s Dance
45) Heroes
55) Station to Station
59) The Best Of – 1980 / 1987
60) Young Americans
61) Scary Monsters
89) The Man Who Sold The World
95) Space Oddity
97) Five Years – 1969 – 1973

Additionally, 13 Bowie tracks entered the Top 100 with “Heroes” at #12. Bowie’s Blackstar also debuted at #1 in Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, and other countries.

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