David Bowie albums currently occupies fourteen of the Top 20 positions on iTunes chart

Music icon dominates charts following death

David Bowie is dominating the iTunes albums chart following the tragic news of his death.

Bowie passed away on Sunday (January 10) following an 18-month battle with cancer.

Bowie’s final album ‘Blackstar’, released just last week (January 8), is set for the Number One spot in the Official Albums Chart, the iTunes UK chart also features many records from his illustrious back-catalogue.

2002 greatest hits album ‘The Best Of David Bowie’ is currently at Number One, while another best of, 2014’s ‘Nothing Has Changed’, is at Number Two.

Other albums in the Top 10 include ‘Hunky Dory’ (1971), ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ (1972), ‘Best Of Bowie’ (2002), ‘Nothing Has Changed (Deluxe version)’, ‘Aladdin Sane’ (1973), ‘The Best of David Bowie 1980-87’ (2007).

The Top 20 features ‘Heroes’ (1977) at Number 11, ‘Let’s Dance’ (1983) at Number 12, ‘Low’ (1977) at Number 13, The Next Day (2013) at Number 15, ‘Young Americans’ (1975) at Number 18 and ‘The Best Of David Bowie 1974-79’ (1998) at Number 20.


David Bowie released his first studio album in 1969 and remained active ever since, releasing two albums in the past decade (‘Blackstar’ this year and ‘The Next Day’ in 2013)

Bowie released ‘Blackstar’ on Friday (January 8). Official Chart Company data released yesterday revealed the album has amassed 43,000 sales since its release and is currently 25,000 ahead of nearest competitor, Elvis Presley’s ‘If I Can Dream’.

The Official Charts Company announced that the album was already Number One prior to the news of Bowie’s death and that it is almost certain to become his tenth chart-topping album when the Official Chart countdown is revealed on Friday. Bowie’s last Number One album was 2013’s ‘The Next Day’.

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