Bowie Now Has the Top TWO Albums in the U.K.; Dream Theater Debuts at 11

The British people just can't get enough of David Bowie.

In the week's since his passing, his Blackstar album has been number one but, now in its fourth week of release, it falls to number 2, replaced at the top of the British Albums chart by Best of Bowie.

What is amazing is that both of Bowie's albums are outselling the brand new LP by Sia (#3), Adele's smash 25 (#4) and Justin Bieber's Purpose (#5), an amazing feat.

In what has become our weekly look at Bowie's performance on the Albums chart, he now has fourteen albums in the top 100, down from eighteen last week and nineteen the two weeks after his death:
  • 01. The Best of Bowie (03)
  • 02. Blackstar (01)
  • 08. Nothing Has Changed: The Very Best of David Bowie (05)
  • 19. Hunky Dory (09)
  • 22. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (10)
  • 37. Aladdin Sane (20)
  • 39. Heroes (28)
  • 45. Low (27)
  • 51. The Next Day (31)
  • 52. Station to Station (32)
  • 57. Diamond Dogs (30)
  • 62. Young Americans (43)
  • 64. Scary Monsters (36)
  • 79. Let's Dance (42)
Falling out were The Man Who Sold the World (52), Pin Ups (63), Lodger (66) and Space Oddity (79).

The highest debut of the week by a veteran artist went to Dream Theater and The Astonishing which starts at number 11. That is the highest position they have ever attained on the British charts, eclipsing 2013's self-titled album which went to 15. 

A combination of updated deluxe editions of albums and repackaging has given Phil Collins two new entries on the chart. His debut solo album, Face Value, returns at 47 while the four disc set that combines the deluxe Face Value and Hello, I Must Be Going sets, Take a Look at Me Now, debuts at 50. The deluxe Hello, I Must Be Going didn't chart.

The top five albums this week by veteran artists:
  1. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  2. Blackstar - David Bowie
  3. Nothing Has Changed. - David Bowie
  4. The Astonishing - Dream Theater
  5. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
The overall top five albums:
  1. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  2. Blackstar - David Bowie
  3. This is Acting - Sia
  4. 25 - Adele
  5. Purpose - Justin Bieber
The top five singles:
  1. Pillowtalk - Zayn
  2. Fast Car - Jonas Blue & Dakota
  3. Stitches - Shawn Mendes
  4. Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  5. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Veteran artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Sales - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Physical Albums - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Vinyl Albums - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Record Store Album Sales - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • Rock & Metal Albums - The Astonishing - Dream Theater
    • Progressive Albums - Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
    • Country Albums - The Ghosts of Highway 20 - Lucinda Williams
    • Country Compilation Albums - The Essential Gretchen Peters - Gretchen Peters
    • Soundtrack Albums - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Soundtrack
    • Scotland - Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Physical Singles - Golden Years - David Bowie
    • Vinyl Singles - Golden Years - David Bowie
  • Video
    • Music Video - All You Can Eat - Thunder

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