David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’ goes to the top of the UK album chart

Comeback album becomes fastest-selling of 2013 so far

David Bowie has gone to the top of the UK album chart with ‘The Next Day’.

The much-anticipated album becomes his first Number One in his native Britain since 1993’s ‘Black Tie White Noise’, and has also become the fastest-selling album so far this year, shifting 94,000 copies. Biffy Clyro’s ‘Opposites’ previously had that title, having sold 71,600 copies during its opening week in January.

Earlier in the week it looked as if The Dame might have some competition for the top spot from Bon Jovi’s ‘What About Now’, which went in at Number Two, but he ended up outselling the New Jersey hair rocker by more than two copies to one.


Emeli Sande’s ‘Our Version Of Events’ slipped to Number Three, while last week’s chart-toppers Bastille fell to Number Four with ‘Bad Blood’. This week’s Top Five is completed by Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’.

Hurts‘ second album ‘Exile’ went in at Number Nine, while John Grant‘s ‘Pale Green Ghosts’ entered the charts at Number 16, closely followed by the soundtrack to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s new film, ‘Sound City’, which went in at Number 19.

In the single chart, Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Mirrors’ has stayed put for a third consecutive week at Number One, with One Direction‘s Official Comic Relief single ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’ climbing to Number Two.