David Bowie Knocks Adele Off the Top of British Charts (and Elvis Beats Her, Too)

There was really little doubt that David Bowie would have the number 1 album this week in Britain. Interest in the album Blackstar was already strong even before his passing last Sunday.

What wasn't quite as expected was the number of Bowie's albums that would reenter the chart. There are 2 in the top 10, six of the top twenty, 10 of the top 40 and 19 in the top 100.
  • 01. Blackstar
  • 05. Nothing Has Changed: The Very Best of David Bowie
  • 11. The Best of 1969/1974
  • 14. Hunky Dory
  • 17. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
  • 18. The Best of Bowie
  • 23. Aladdin Sane
  • 25. The Next Day
  • 31. Low
  • 37. Diamond Dogs
  • 42. Let's Dance
  • 45. Heroes
  • 55. Station to Station
  • 59. The Best of 1980/1987
  • 60. Young Americans
  • 61. Scary Monsters
  • 89. The Man Who Sold the World
  • 95. Space Oddity
  • 97. Five Years: 1969-1973
Blackstar is Bowie's eleventh number 1 album in the U.K., ten studio albums and one hits collection.

Bowie also has scored 13 tracks on this weeks Top 100 Singles/Tracks:
  • 12. Heroes
  • 16. Life on Mars
  • 18. Starman
  • 23. Let's Dance
  • 24. Space Oddity
  • 43. Under Pressure (David Bowie & Queen)
  • 45. Lazarus
  • 49. Changes
  • 61. Blackstar
  • 62. Ashes to Ashes
  • 65. Rebel Rebel
  • 76. Ziggy Stardust
  • 97. China Girl
Also of note is that while David pushed Adele from the top spot on the Albums chart, she didn't just fall to number 2. She is now number 3, having also been outsold by Elvis Presley's If I Can Dream

The top five albums this week in Britain by veteran artists:
  1. Blackstar - David Bowie
  2. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  3. Nothing Has Changed: The Very Best of David Bowie - David Bowie
  4. The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974 - David Bowie
  5. Hunky Dory - David Bowie
The top five albums overall:
  1. Blackstar - David Bowie
  2. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  3. 25 - Adele
  4. Purpose - Justin Bieber
  5. Nothing Has Changed: The Very Best of David Bowie - David Bowie
The top five singles:
  1. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  2. Stitches - Shawn Mendes
  3. Sorry - Justin Bieber
  4. What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber
  5. Sweet Lovin' - Sigala Featuring Bryn Christopher
Veteran artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Downloads - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Sales - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Physical - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Vinyl - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Record Store - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Rock & Metal Albums - Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
    • Soundtracks: Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
    • Scotland - Blackstar - David Bowie
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Vinyl Single - Space Oddity - David Bowie
    • Rock & Metal Singles - Ace of Spades - Motorhead

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