The Thin White Duke scores his first-ever chart-topper in the U.S., which also means will be crowned as king of Billboard 200 chart this coming week. ‘Blackstar‘, the pop/rock icon latest album, which was released on (1/8) by Columbia Records, sold at least 178k equivalent album in its debut week, with 171k of them are pure album sales. His achievement also ends the reign of Adele’s 25, which sat on the throne since last November. Also in #3, is Best of Bowie album which sales rising following his death on Sunday.
Meanwhile in the U.K., ‘Blackstar‘ becomes his tenth number-one album, according to Official Charts Company. The final debut week sales, reaching 150k. The top spot was predicted even before his death. The release of Blackstar brings a total of 623k sold of Bowie’s catalogue this week, that number includes 241k album sales, 167k singles and 19 million streams of Bowie tracks.
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The passing of the singer on Sunday (1/10), brings tears and mourn across the globe, it was just two days after his 69th birthday, which also the release day of his ‘Blackstar’ album. Many have praised his latest album as a great farewell swan-songs, which was sure left a strong memory among the music fans. As many noticed, his latest music videos also somehow connected to his last days, struggling with the long 18-months liver cancer.