Bowie Stays at Number 1 in the U.K. For a Second Week; Best of Bowie Jumps to 3

David Bowie's position on the British Albums chart got even stronger in the second week after his death with the new album Blackstar holding at number 1 and Best of Bowie jumping from 18 to 3.

Also, for the second week, Bowie has nineteen albums in the top 100 (last week's position in parenthesis):
  • 01. Blackstar (01)
  • 03. The Best of Bowie (18)
  • 06. Nothing Has Changed: The Very Best of David Bowie (05)
  • 12. Hunky Dory (14)
  • 19. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (17)
  • 22. Aladdin Sane (23)
  • 24. The Next Day (25)
  • 31. Low (31)
  • 35. Let's Dance (42)
  • 41. The Best of 1969/1974 (11)
  • 45. Heroes (45)
  • 46. Scary Monsters (61)
  • 54. The Man Who Sold the World (89)
  • 55. Diamond Dogs (37)
  • 62. Space Oddity (95)
  • 64. Lodger (-)
  • 83. Pin Ups (-)
  • 89. Station to Station (55)
  • 99. Young Americans (60)
Dropping out of the top 100 was The Best of 1980/1987, which was 59 last week, and Five Years: 1969-1973 which was 97.

Bowie has dropped to eight tracks on the Top 100 after having thirteen last week:
  • 30. Heroes (12)
  • 32. Life on Mars (16)
  • 36. Starman (18)
  • 47. Let's Dance (23)
  • 51. Space Oddity (24)
  • 73. Changes (49)
  • 81. Under Pressure (David Bowie & Queen) (43)
  • 90. Lazarus (45)
Dropping out were Blackstar (61). Ashes to Ashes (62), Rebel Rebel (65), Ziggy Stardust (76) and China Girl (97)

Of the other major death of the last two weeks, Glenn Frey did not generate a lot of chart activity with the Eagles' The Complete Greatest Hits jumping back on the chart at 29.

For the first time in almost three months, Elvis Presley is not in the top three in Britain with If I Can Dream falling 2 to 8 in its twelfth week of release.

There are finally a few debuts from veteran artists even though the Bowie barrage has overshadowed their releases. Paul Carrack (Ace, Squeeze, Mike + the Mechanics) starts at 25 with Soul Shadows, giving him the highest charting solo album of his career. This is the seventh album he has placed on the British charts since 1996 with the previous high being 2014's The Best of Paul Carrack (#35). His highest charting original studio album was 2012's Good Feeling (#46).

Motorhead's The Best of Motorhead charts for the first time in the U.K. after the death of Lemmy Kilmister, premiering at number 59 while Skunk Anansie's Anarchytecture debuts at 85, making it the lowest charting studio album of their career.

The top five albums for the week by veteran artists:
  1. Blackstar - David Bowie
  2. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  3. Nothing Has Changed - David Bowie
  4. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  5. Hunky Dory - David Bowie
The top five albums overall:
  1. Blackstar - David Bowie
  2. 25 - Adele
  3. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  4. Death of a Bachelor - Panic at the Disco
  5. Purpose - Justin Bieber
The top five singles:
  1. Stitches - Shawn Mendes
  2. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  3. Sorry - Justin Bieber
  4. What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber
  5. Girl is Mine (Destiny's Child & Brandy) - 99 Souls
Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
  • Albums
    • Sales - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Physical Albums - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Vinyl Albums - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Record Stores - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Soundtracks - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
    • Scottish Album Sales - Blackstar - David Bowie
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Physical Singles - Space Oddity - David Bowie
    • Vinyl Singles - Space Oddity David Bowie

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