"Best of Bowie" Moves Back Up to 2 in the U.K.; Ronan Keating Debuts at 4

David Bowie's Best of Bowie is up 3 to 2 this week to further cement the late singer on the British charts.

Best of Bowie is one of three albums by the singer in the top ten. Blackstar falls 5 to 7 while Nothing Has Changed: The Very Best of David Bowie moves up 13 to 10.

The one new album by a veteran artist in the top ten is Ronan Keating's Time of My Life. Starting at number 4, it's his third straight album to make the top 5. 2011's When Ronan Met Burt with Burt Bacharach opened at 3 and 2012's Fires at 5.

Psych rock band Kula Shakur premiers at 32 with K 2.0. Only their fifth album in twenty years, K 2.0 is the highest charting since 1999's Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts which went to number 8.

The top five albums by veteran artists this week in Britain:
  1. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  2. Time of My Life - Ronan Keating
  3. Blackstar - David Bowie
  4. Nothing Has Changed. - David Bowie
  5. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
The top five albums overall:
  1. 25 - Adele
  2. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  3. Purpose - Justin Bieber
  4. Time of My Life - Ronan Keating
  5. A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay
The top five singles:
  1. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
  2. Pillowtalk - Zayn
  3. Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  4. Fast Car - Jonas Blue & Dakota
  5. Stitches - Shawn Mendes
Veteran artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Vinyl Albums Sales - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Record Store Sales - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Soundtrack Album Sales - Guardians of the Galaxy, Awesome Mix, Vol. 1
    • Rock & Metal Albums - Nevermind - Nirvana
    • Progressive Albums - Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
    • Country Albums - First Comes the Night - Chris Isaak
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Physical Singles - Life on Mars - Rick Wakeman
    • Rock & Metal Singles - Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

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