David Bowie set to dominate UK Album Chart as fans rush to hear classic releases

Artist on course for Number One with new album 'Blackstar'

Fourteen of David Bowie‘s studio albums have entered the Official UK Album Chart following his death.

The figure, which mirrors that of his iTunes Chart sales, includes seven albums in the Top 40. New album ‘Blackstar’, an album which was recorded in the final 18 months of his life and includes many references to death and heaven, is currently Number One.

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‘Blackstar’ was released just two days before Bowie’s death and has racked up just under 90,000 combined sales already this week. According to the Official Chart Company it doubled its sales overnight.

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In addition to ‘Blackstar’, Bowie currently has six more albums in the Top 40. Three of these are collections with 2014 album ‘Nothing Has Changed’ the highest new entry at Number 7. Meanwhile, ‘Best Of’ (which spans 1969-1974 and was released in 1997) is at 13 and 2002’s ‘Best Of Bowie’ is at 27.

As for studio albums, 1972 release ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ is new at Number 19, while ‘Hunky Dory’ is one position behind at 20. 1973’s ‘Aladdin Sane’ sits at 32.

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Bowie albums ‘Low’ (42), ‘The Next Day’ (44), ‘Diamond Dogs’ (51), ‘Heroes’ (62), ‘Best Of’ 1980/1987 (63), ‘Let’s Dance’ (81) and ‘Station To Station’ (99) also all feature.

Meanwhile, Bowie has nine entries in the Top 100 of the Official Singles Chart, three which are currently inside the Top 40: ‘Heroes’ is at 25 , ‘Life On Mars’ is at 34, and ‘Starman’ is currently at Number 35.