David Bowie expected to beat Adele for second week at UK Number One with ‘Blackstar’

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Mid-week figures show Bowie 28,000 sales ahead of Adele's '25'

David Bowie is expected to spend a second week at the top spot of the UK Albums Chart, according to mid-week figures.

Bowie’s final studio album ‘Blackstar’ was released on his 69th birthday (January 8), two days before he passed away (January 10). Bowie posthumously topped the chart with ‘Blackstar’ last week (January 15).

Now the Official Chart Company has revealed that Bowie is currently over 28,000 chart sales ahead of his next nearest competitor, Adele with ’25’.

Panic! At The Disco‘s new album ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ is currently at Number Three, with Bowie’s 2002 ‘Best Of Bowie’ collection moving 14 places to Number Four and Justin Bieber‘s ‘Purpose’ falling to Number Five.

In the UK Singles Chart, Bieber is expected to be knocked from top spot by fellow Canadian singer Shawn Mendes and his track ‘Stitches’.

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Bowie’s long-term producer Tony Visconti recently responded to news that the late singer’s new album ‘Blackstar’ topped the charts in both the UK and US.

Visconti took to Facebook to release a statement, saying: “I am so proud of my dear friend’s accomplishment. One is just a number, but in this case he made an example of how true artistry and real quality can reach number one in the album charts.”

Visconti then added: “I’m reaching out to the top artists of today. Don’t pander to the the illusion of commercialism — even the biggest hits of today’s sales pale by comparison of the sales of past decades. Do what you fucking want to do, not what you think you have to do.”