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On the Charts: David Bowie Scores First Number One With ‘Blackstar’

‘Best of Bowie’ also soars to Number Four as music fans remember Thin White Duke’s musical legacy

Daniel Kreps Jan 19, 2016
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A week after his death, David Bowie posthumously reached a new high on the Billboard 200 as his new LP ★ (pronounced Blackstar) gave the rock legend his first Number One album while also ending Adele’s seemingly unstoppable reign atop the charts. ★, released just two days before Bowie passed away, sold 181,000 copies in its debut week, Bowie’s best-selling week since Nielsen SoundScan started keeping track in 1991. ★‘s monster opening week more than doubled the sales of Bowie’s 2013 comeback LPThe Next Day, which debuted at Number Two and 85,000 copies, Billboard reports.

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