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David Bowie Scores First Number 1 Album After His Death

David Bowie Scores First Number 1 Album After His Death

David Bowie‘s latest album Blackstar has debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

The 69-year-old legendary entertainer released the album just two days before his death, and it rocketed to number one on the charts. It is his first number 1 album of his career.

The album sold 174,000 copies this week, which is his biggest sales week for an album since number tracking began in the early 90s.

Best of Bowie, which debuted in 2002, also made it on the charts this week at number 4.

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  • matthewrettenmund

    Maybe it’s HIS biggest week, not just the biggest week of any album. Good for him and his family.

  • j b

    Interesting that David Bowie’s music was so disliked by many people that it took his death to make enough people give him a number one album.

  • Christopher I. Gomes

    well deserved!

  • Gina

    The only appreciate you when you’re gone.

  • Poison Ivy

    Still can’t get over David Bowie’s passing. Will def buy the album. It was his farewell to his fans.

  • Preakness

    The British are the ONLY people who follow the long dead charting business. EVERYONE else downloads torrents and YouTubes and trades files on the Internet like nothing else. The British not only ripped-off American culture, but they can’t even keep up with America and the rest of the planet Earth on technology and its uses. This is so laughable it isn’t even funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • xica

    Sad to see people only remember you when you’re dead