David Bowie equals Elvis Presley’s Official Albums Chart record

The late musician's back catalogue dominates this week's charts as 'Blackstar' remains at Number One

David Bowie has equalled an Official Albums Chart record previously held by Elvis Presley.

The late musician has 12 albums from across his back catalogue within the Top 40 following his death earlier this month. His final album ‘Blackstar’ remains at Number One for a third week in a row, while the Top 10 also features ‘Best Of Bowie’ (Number Three), ‘Nothing Has Changed’ (Number Five), ‘Hunky Dory’ (Number Nine) and ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ (Number 10).

Presley previously set the record for simultaneous chart entries after he passed away in 1977. Bowie is also only the second act in Official Chart history to have five albums within the Top 10 since the death of Michael Jackson in 2009. Six of Jackson’s records featured in the Top 10 at that time.

Elsewhere in the Official Albums Chart, Adele remains at Number Two with ’25’ and Justin Bieber is at Number Four with ‘Purpose’. The week’s highest new entry belongs to Suede and their new album ‘Night Thoughts’, which enters the charts at Number Six.


Meanwhile, Shawn Mendes stays at Number One in the Official Singles Chart with his track ‘Stitches’. The song finished 13,000 combined chart sales ahead of Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’, which stays at Number Two. Bieber features elsewhere in the Top 5 with ‘Sorry’ at Number Four.

‘Work’, the lead track from Rihanna’s new album ‘Anti’, is at Number 13 after its surprise release on Wednesday (January 27), and Jonas Blue’s dance cover of ‘Fast Car’ by Tracey Chapman climbs 58 places to take the Number Three spot.